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FM Diversion and Dam Increases national debt

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 21st, 2014

Fargo Diversion Authority has tried desperately to work its magic and convince lawmakers that a multi-billion dollar development...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 21st, 2014

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of July 31st, 2014

Fargo Diversion Authority spending spree: $16.4 million increase in one month from June 30th, 2014 to July 31st, 2014.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of July 31st, 2014

Darrell Vanyo Remarks About MN Gov Mark Dayton

Is it too much to expect that Darrell Vanyo, Fargo Diversion Authority chairman, should take the time to read the legal motions filed...

Darrell Vanyo Remarks About MN Gov Mark Dayton

Fargo Flood Fraud

Fargo Diversion Authority officials claim they need a $2 billion dollar dam and diversion to avoid the high cost of flood fighting. Fargo, ND total flood fighting...

Fargo Flood Fraud

Fargo Forum Attacks Minnesota DNR

The pace and push for the proposed Fargo Dam and FM Diversion is the very essence of corruption. It is the melting pot of decisions made under...

Fargo Forum Attacks Minnesota DNR

Arrogance and Overreach

If Darrel Vanyo is just another empty suit reciting the hearsay of the Corps of Engineers, project proponents and project designers – are taxpayers...

Arrogance and Overreach

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 17th, 2014

It’s unfair and unethical to force family farmers, homeowners and communities to pursue their own costly legal recourse...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 17th, 2014

Paul Marquart Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

The lowest existing ground level in the new portion of Oxbow, ND requires a 22.5 foot high levee because it is 10 feet lower than...

Paul Marquart Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of June 30th, 2014

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of June 30th, 2014   Vendor Name Approved Contract/Invoice Amount Liquidated Outstanding...

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of June 30th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 10th, 2014

Fargo Diversion Authority refuses to explore retention as a viable flood protection option. Refusal to explore combined alternative...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 10th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 3rd, 2014

This is a new tactic and was prompted perhaps by Fargo’s tardy realization that the project will not survive Minnesota’s...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 3rd, 2014

Hogs at the Trough

Like calling the hogs to the trough…, the Fargo Forum heralds commencement of the $70+ million OHB project, including a brand new swimming pool, clubhouse,...

Hogs at the Trough

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 26th, 2014

Fargo Flop Flops on their OHB ring dike position. Fargo Diversion Authority leaders willing to say anything, do anything,...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 26th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 19th, 2014

Beth Askegaard and Rolaine Askegaard write to MN Attorney General Lori Swanson to question leaders in St. Paul and Washington...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 19th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 12th, 2014

The PR gang at the Diversion Authority have been turning themselves inside out trying to vilify the benefits of retention....

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 12th, 2014

Running Costs of the Fargo Dam and Diversion as of July 31st, 2014

$ 79,934,616.80

Here are the Top 16 Recipients

Vendor Name Approved Contract/Invoice Amount
HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 19,831,077.45
CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 14,341,563.69
OXBOW. CITY OF 13,672,412.68
CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 12,280,819.01
COMMERCIAL TITLE LLC 3,869,541.00
TITLE COMPANY 3,641,500.00
ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS 2,450,000.00
KENNELLY & OKEEFFE 1,729,310.56
URS CORPORATION 1,501,488.42
MINNESOTA DNR 1,492,718.00
DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP 1,188,239.62
MOORE ENGINEERING INC 662,468.17
DUCKS UNLIMITED 587,180.00
HOUSTON ENGINEERING INC 576,669.57
RED RIVER BASIN COMMISSION 500,000.00
NORTHERN TITLE CO 484,016.00
GRAND TOTAL$ 78,809,004.17

The Top 16 Payees Comprise 98.6% of the Total Project Costs

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Spinning a Wide Web of Deceit

Spinning a Wide Web of Deceit

Your legacy will reflect the nature of your actions. I, for one, am ashamed that I ever bought into your empty election promises and checked the box next to your name.

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MN Gov Mark Dayton Response to Darrell Vanyo

MN Gov Mark Dayton Response to Darrell Vanyo

MN Governor Mark Dayton letter to Darrell Vanyo: “My goal is to ensure that all Minnesotans impacted have a full voice in the decision-making process.”

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Darrell Vanyo letter to MN Gov Mark Dayton August 26th, 2014

Darrell Vanyo letter to MN Gov Mark Dayton August 26th, 2014

Darrell Vanyo letter contradicts actions stating: “Diversion Authority’s obligation to its constituents across multiple jurisdictions, as well as its sincere interest in avoiding any further conflict with the MDNR review process.”

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Oxbow Golf Course vs Fargo Flood Protection

Oxbow Golf Course vs Fargo Flood Protection

Private Golf Course Shareholder Non-Profit Corporation demands reimbursement for loss of revenue.

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Fargo Forum Attacks MN Gov. Mark Dayton Again

Fargo Forum Attacks MN Gov. Mark Dayton Again

The entire premise of the proposed project is built upon misrepresentations, distortions and outright lies by the Fargo Diversion Authority, Fargo Forum and Corps of Engineers.

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Fargo Diversion Authority Spending Spree

Fargo Diversion Authority Spending Spree

Every dollar spent on projects outside the city, leaves Fargo “dollar for dollar” less protected.

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MN Gov Mark Dayton Expresses Strong Concerns About Fargo Diversion Authority Project

MN Gov Mark Dayton Expresses Strong Concerns About Fargo Diversion Authority Project

The Diversion Authority began construction of the Oxbow-Hickson-Bakke ring levee (Ring Levee) in North Dakota this past June. Given that land’s elevation, it is highly unlikely that this levee has independent utility separate from construction of the overall Project. Thus, construction of the Ring Levee, prior to completion of Minnesota’s EIS, violates our state’s law. Given the express commitments made by the Corps to Minnesota during the federal environmental review process and in the Chiefs Report, it is unacceptable that federal funding should be appropriated for the Fargo-Moorhead Project, or that construction should be allowed to begin prior to completion of Minnesota’s environmental review.

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Fargo Forum Insults MN Gov. Mark Dayton

Fargo Forum Insults MN Gov. Mark Dayton

Wouldn’t it be nice to have Dayton ask where all the displaced water goes? Or perhaps Gov. Dayton is wise enough to know that Minnesota has been relinquishing land to Fargo development – inch by inch for decades.

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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 21st, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 21st, 2014

Fargo Diversion Authority has tried desperately to work its magic and convince lawmakers that a multi-billion dollar development subsidy is a flood protection plan. Fargo’s Diversion Authority leaders have nothing up their sleeves and produce only opposition with their inept and arrogant sleight of hand.

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MarK Broadshaug Is

MarK Broadshaug Is “All Wet” Regarding 100 year Flood Woes

The U.S. Corps of Engineer and Red River Basin reports failed to include the net effects of flood plain encroachment on rising flood crests and flood risks, which is directly related to new flood insurance requirements. Every person impacted with new flood insurance requirements can thank Fargo for gambling with flood data, dragging their feet on completing internal flood protection and continuing growth into flood prone areas causing greater future flood risks.

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