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Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of June 30, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 10,316,231.48 from April 30, 2016 to June 30, 2016. 1/6th (17.78% ) of the original...

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of June 30, 2016

MN DNR Letter to USACE PPA Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Project

Given that we were not consulted as part of this process and further that we are not able to see the basis for your...

MN DNR Letter to USACE PPA Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Project

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Even worse is the taxation without representation of any future generation that will be denied their right to accept or reject the tax obligation...

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 26th, 2016

It’s heartbreaking that Fargo’s intimidation extends to the Attorney General’s office. Whether Stenehjem’s political...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 26th, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of April 30, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 15,308,057.61 from March 31, 2016 to April 30, 2016. 1/6th (17.21% ) of the original...

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of April 30, 2016

Oxbow, ND Mayor Moves Into Government Housing

A $2.69 million home, with ZERO money down (county taxpayer owned), ZERO percent interest (county taxpayer owned) and ZERO property...

Oxbow, ND Mayor Moves Into Government Housing

WARNING: Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Authority

DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING! You are under NO LEGAL OBLIGATION to acknowledge the content or to agree to any term or offer contained within...

WARNING: Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Authority

McFeely Rant: Hopes for Near Disaster

Typical and pervasive FMDA cult rhetoric. Merchants of fear, whose agenda is to galvanize weak-minded people, then prey on their fears of...

McFeely Rant: Hopes for Near Disaster

Fargo’s Taxpayer Funded Cult

Prognosticate future weather conditions years, if not decades into the future. Yet, repeatedly miss short-term flood forecasts by several feet...

Fargo's Taxpayer Funded Cult

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 3rd, 2016

The law protects you – you have allies in the MnDak Upstream Coalition and the Richland Wilkin Joint Powers Authority

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 3rd, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 11th, 2016

USACE discretionary funds for Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project is nothing more than lipstick on a pig. They are telling...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 11th, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of January 31, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 200,040.47 from December 31 to January 31, 2016. 1/6th (14.65% ) of the original...

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of January 31, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 4th, 2016

I’m shocked that Pawluk thinks anyone upstream would accept his ‘seat at the DA table’. This ‘seat’ was non-voting,...

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 4th, 2016

A Pound of Gold For Your Soul

Kent Lokkesmoe, Administrator, Management Resources Bureau, DNR, the BRRWD must not vote on the DA Budget until the EIS has been completed. Lokkesmoe...

A Pound of Gold For Your Soul

$105 and $247 Million Dollar Questions

I’m sorry Mr Mahoney, how dumb do you think taxpayers really are? Paying interest and principal on a borrowed $800 million that would...

$105 and $247 Million Dollar Questions

Running Costs of the Fargo Dam and Diversion as of June 30, 2016

$ 318,316,328.73

Here are the Top 8 Recipients

CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 140,651,147.00 100,041,785.33 40,609,361.67
INDUSTRIAL BUILDERS INC 39,305,282.36 16,007,102.97 23,298,179.39
HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 33,471,917.10 26,481,346.69 6,990,570.41
CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 25,985,819.01 19,365,819.01 6,620,000.00
INDUSTRIAL CONTRACT SERVICES I 17,364,063.63 14,438,522.28 2,925,541.35
OXBOW, CITY OF 15,239,944.56 14,425,798.67 814,145.89
ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS 6,929,000.00 6,929,000.00 0.00
COMMERCIAL TITLE LLC 3,869,541.00 3,869,541.00 0.00

The Top 30 Payees Comprise 98.79% of the Total Project Costs ( 314.4 million )
The Top 10 Payees Comprise 90.95% of the Total Project Costs ( 289.5 million )

June 30, 2016 Daily Expenditures $ 325,092.45 (per day)

VIEW - Cumulative Vendor Payments Detail Fargo Dam and FM Diversion as of June 30, 2016

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MN Governor Mark Dayton ltr Sets the Record Straight

MN Governor Mark Dayton ltr Sets the Record Straight

Despite Lieutenant General Semonite’s unfounded representation to the contrary, Minnesota has not “come together” with the Army Corps of Engineers and the State of North Dakota to advance the proposed project. In all my years of public service at the state and federal levels, I have never seen such a complete disregard for the process of a co-regulator.

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Wealthy Welfare Oxbow, ND (Part 3)

Wealthy Welfare Oxbow, ND (Part 3)

Oxbow’s Country Club elite were salivating over the high-end Robert Trent Jones plans and the FMDA was looking for a way to buy-off Oxbow and only had to dangle money.

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Wealthy Welfare Oxbow, ND (Part 2)

Wealthy Welfare Oxbow, ND (Part 2)

Why should Oxbow be considered a city when it appears they cannot even meet a minimum level of self sufficiency and the lines between the alleged city and Oxbow Country Club are conveniently blurred?

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Wealthy Welfare Oxbow, ND (Part 1)

Wealthy Welfare Oxbow, ND (Part 1)

To Jim Nyhof: You have made a direct threat to residents of Bakke (using 81 as the western edge) that is very disheartening.

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Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of June 30, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of June 30, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 10,316,231.48 from April 30, 2016 to June 30, 2016. 1/6th (17.78% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $71.3 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

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MN DNR Letter to USACE PPA Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Project

MN DNR Letter to USACE PPA Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Project

Given that we were not consulted as part of this process and further that we are not able to see the basis for your determination, I believe it is essential to be on the record directly with you regarding the real and significant regulatory issues that are outstanding in Minnesota concerning the proposed Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project.

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Even worse is the taxation without representation of any future generation that will be denied their right to accept or reject the tax obligation being imposed upon the yet un-born generations.

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DECISION: US Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit - Fargo Dam and FM Diversion

DECISION: US Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit – Fargo Dam and FM Diversion

By virtue of OHB ring levee’s connection with the larger diversion project, its construction does not take place “wholly outside” Minnesota’s borders. Minnesota has an interest in regulating the larger diversion project and its parts.

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Mike McFeely Finds His Nuts

Mike McFeely Finds His Nuts

As much as it pains me to admit that McFeely got something right…, or at least partially right, the hub-bub over the Kinzler house along Rose Coulee was a fair deal to bring Fargo closer to adequate permanent internal flood protection.

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Letter to Editor: Greg Bauman

Letter to Editor: Greg Bauman

Oxbow and Fargo have the same problem I like to refer to it as the Forrest Gump Syndrome. Stupid is, stupid does. Just let people build where there is danger of flooding and we’ll deal with it later.

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