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Fargo Diversion Delivers Empty Words to ND Legislative Branch

What ignorant thought process would conclude that flooding, delayed plant, yield loss, flood debris cleanup or loss...

Fargo Diversion Delivers Empty Words to ND Legislative Branch

Drayton, ND Watch Out For Fargo Water Impacts

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hydraulics and Hydrology report Drayton, ND could see as much as 16.944 inches more water...

Drayton, ND Watch Out For Fargo Water Impacts

Fargo Diversion Authority Bends Truth Giving Testimony to ND Legislative Budget Section

As of September 24th, 2014 there has been “NO FEDERAL FUNDING” authorized or...

Fargo Diversion Authority Bends Truth Giving Testimony to ND Legislative Budget Section

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spending spree: $1.9 million increase in one month from July 31st, 2014 to August 31st, 2014.

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

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 18th, 2014

Minnesota’s Governor Dayton, Representative Marquart and a few others are not “going along to get along.” They...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 18th, 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...

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

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

$ 81,882,833.68

Here are the Top 16 Recipients

Vendor Name Approved Contract/Invoice Amount
HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 21,689,077.45
CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 14,341,563.69
OXBOW. CITY OF 13,679,496.01
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$ 80,674,087.50

The Top 16 Payees Comprise 98.5% of the Total Project Costs

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Fargo Diversion Delivers Empty Words to ND Legislative Branch

Fargo Diversion Delivers Empty Words to ND Legislative Branch

What ignorant thought process would conclude that flooding, delayed plant, yield loss, flood debris cleanup or loss of organic certification as “not” taking value and lively-hood from a farming operation?

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Drayton, ND Watch Out For Fargo Water Impacts

Drayton, ND Watch Out For Fargo Water Impacts

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hydraulics and Hydrology report Drayton, ND could see as much as 16.944 inches more water than during the record crest of 1997.

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Fargo Diversion Authority Bends Truth Giving Testimony to ND Legislative Budget Section

Fargo Diversion Authority Bends Truth Giving Testimony to ND Legislative Budget Section

As of September 24th, 2014 there has been “NO FEDERAL FUNDING” authorized or appropriated as a result of the June 2014 passage of the WRRDA bill.

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Acts of Defiance and Failed Leadership

Acts of Defiance and Failed Leadership

Willful act or complete incompetence? Instead of respecting FEMA guidance or conveying and insisting that letter content be observed by engineers, the Fargo Diversion Authority defies FEMA warnings regarding encroachment and placed the eastern reach of the new OHB levee directly into the “floodway and adjacent flood plain areas” to accommodate Oxbow golf course features, according Aarron Snyder, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Jon Evert, Loyalty Is More Than Just Lip Service

Jon Evert, Loyalty Is More Than Just Lip Service

There is no doubt that Jon Evert is a kind and decent man. But he has voted to make unanimous the Clay County Commission’s support of Fargo’s Diversion Authority, and to fund their lawyers who are working to eliminate the protections of Minnesota law.

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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spending spree: $1.9 million increase in one month from July 31st, 2014 to August 31st, 2014.

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Kevin Campbell Doesn't Use Common Sense

Kevin Campbell Doesn’t Use Common Sense

Fargo taxpayers, especially those with new flood insurance requirement should be up in arms over Fargo channeling funds towards the wholly unnecessary OHB ring dike-levee project.

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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 18th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 18th, 2014

Minnesota’s Governor Dayton, Representative Marquart and a few others are not “going along to get along.” They are speaking out for the people and communities they represent, declaring “unacceptable” the plan to flood 35 square miles of rural Minnesota for Fargo’s future development.

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Clay County MN Needs Representation

Clay County MN Needs Representation

Keven Campbell, as a Clay County’s representative on the Diversion Authority Board supported the plan to flood Clay County, voting lock step with Darrel Vanyo and Fargo’s development interests. Jon Evert, a native of Comstock, Jon voted to flood his own community.

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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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