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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 28, 2017

It’s fair to say that consistent readers of these articles are better informed than many of the diversion decision makers...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 28, 2017

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of November 30, 2017

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $4,021,225.11 from October 31, 2017 to November 30, 2017. Over 26.4 percent of...

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of November 30, 2017

Fargo Dam and Diversion Is All About Duplicity

The Governors Task Force was intended to explore potential alternatives and compromise rather than Fargo’s attempt to re-litigate...

Fargo Dam and Diversion Is All About Duplicity

Oxbow, ND Park Expected to top $621 THOUSAND

Oxbow, ND Park expected to top $621 thousand in taxpayer dollars.

Oxbow, ND Park Expected to top $621 THOUSAND

Facts are Important

When the Vice Chair of the Diversion Authority, Del Rae Williams, Governor Burgum, sit around that table – they are doing so without conceding MN’s right...

Facts are Important

Mike McFeely’s Myopic Musings

Then again…, this is the rantings and ravings of a mediocre talk show host pandering to a dwindling peanut gallery on parsed information...

Mike McFeely's Myopic Musings

Part 6: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Continued from: Part 1 – Exposing the FMDA and USACE Part 2 – Exposing the FMDA and USACE Part...

Part 6: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 5: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

WRRDA 2014 was so stuffed full of pet projects that of the 514 votes cast between the house and...

Part 5: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 4: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

“How in the world did this get this far?” ~ With incompetent leadership selling a development...

Part 4: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 3: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Imperial Fargo and elite developers would not accept permanent internal flood protection for the...

Part 3: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 2: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

So many imbeciles, drenched with arrogance, playing a high stakes games to place Fargo at greater...

Part 2: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 1: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Is this an unscrupulous attempt by the FMDA to raise the 100 year base flood elevation to conceal...

Part 1: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Darrell Vanyo on Diversion Assessment District

This is really an incestuous story of participants that “wear many hats” in a quasi-state of conflict of interest and treat the...

Darrell Vanyo on Diversion Assessment District

FM Diversion Uses FAKE NEWS on Twitter

FM Diversion proponents uses FAKE NEWS to promote misleading project talking points.

FM Diversion Uses FAKE NEWS on Twitter

Fargo Dam and Diversion Project Faces Minnesota State Law

The USACE (trouble-making playmates) has consistently agitated and mislead Fargo et al., into kicking sand in Minnesota’s...

Fargo Dam and Diversion Project Faces Minnesota State Law

Running Costs of the Fargo Dam and Diversion as of November 30, 2017

$ 622,731,304.86

$ 472,481,304.86 approved contracts ~ and $ 150,250,000.00 in loans

Here are the Top 10 Recipients

CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 189,252,648.47 160,388,176.52 28,864,471.95
ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS 53,159,000.00 53,159,000.00 0
CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 50,450,594.31 39,040,274.42 11,410,319.89
HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 43,510,099.78 35,462,434.85 8,047,664.93
INDUSTRIAL BUILDERS INC 39,496,828.03 39,019,248.14 477,579.89
INDUSTRIAL CONTRACT SERVICES I 17,576,871.19 17,493,762.16 83,109.03
OXBOW, CITY OF 15,507,961.85 14,816,559.36 691,402.49
MEYER CONTRACTING INC 10,406,859.68 3,290,070.69 7,116,788.99
ASHURST LLP 6,715,133.70 3,868,616.16 2,846,517.54
DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP 5,440,068.22 5,440,068.22 0.00

The Top 30 Payees Comprise 98.48% of the Total Project Costs ( 465.2 million+ )
The Top 10 Payees Comprise 91.33% of the Total Project Costs ( 431.5 million+ )

November 30, 2017 Daily Expenditures $ 134,040.84 (per day)

VIEW - Cumulative Vendor Payments Detail Fargo Dam and FM Diversion as of November 30, 2017

Recent Posts

Injunction Junction - Fargo Dam and FM Diversion

Injunction Junction – Fargo Dam and FM Diversion

Remember how they didn’t need no stinking permit and how Minnesota’s leadership just didn’t understand.

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FOIA Request: Oxbow Country Club

FOIA Request: Oxbow Country Club

So, how did 6 replacement golf course holes and 2 hole renovations of the “lower course” turn into an entire brand new “upper and lower” private and exclusive golf course on the taxpayer dime?

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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 28, 2017

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 28, 2017

It’s fair to say that consistent readers of these articles are better informed than many of the diversion decision makers in Fargo.

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Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of November 30, 2017

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of November 30, 2017

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $4,021,225.11 from October 31, 2017 to November 30, 2017. Over 26.4 percent of the original projected cost. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $110.7 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO, all courtesy of state and local taxpayers. With unfinished internal flood protection projects the Fargo Diversion Authority continues to pump millions into the non-flood prone OHB ring-dike-levee and private Oxbow Country Club, courtesy of state and local taxpayers.

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Fargo Dam and Diversion Is All About Duplicity

Fargo Dam and Diversion Is All About Duplicity

The Governors Task Force was intended to explore potential alternatives and compromise rather than Fargo’s attempt to re-litigate the project that received a Prelimary Injunction.

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USACE Accidentally Admits They Deceived US Congress

USACE Accidentally Admits They Deceived US Congress

Generally speaking, the FMDA (Fargo Moorhead Diversion Authority) is trying the cheat landowners with low buyout/acquisition offers and threaten eminent domain if the landowner doesn’t accept…, and they are colluding with the USACE to achieve that end.

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Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of October 31, 2017

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of October 31, 2017

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $1,085,305.57 from September 30, 2017 to October 31, 2017. Over 26.1 percent of the original projected cost. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $109.2 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO, all courtesy of state and local taxpayers. With unfinished internal flood protection projects the Fargo Diversion Authority continues to pump millions into the non-flood prone OHB ring-dike-levee and private Oxbow Country Club, courtesy of state and local taxpayers.

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Oxbow, ND Park Expected to top $621 THOUSAND

Oxbow, ND Park Expected to top $621 THOUSAND

Oxbow, ND Park expected to top $621 thousand in taxpayer dollars.

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Facts are Important

Facts are Important

When the Vice Chair of the Diversion Authority, Del Rae Williams, Governor Burgum, sit around that table – they are doing so without conceding MN’s right permit this project.

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Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of September 30, 2017

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of September 30, 2017

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $4,884,032.99 from August 31, 2017 to September 30, 2017. Over 25.8 percent of the original projected cost. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $108.7 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO, all courtesy of state and local taxpayers. With unfinished internal flood protection projects the Fargo Diversion Authority continues to pump millions into the non-flood prone OHB ring-dike-levee and private Oxbow Country Club, courtesy of state and local taxpayers.

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