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FMDam Salutes Veterans That Served In Peace Time and War

FMDam Salutes Veterans That Served In Peace Time and War

  As I sit by a campfire remembering my relatives that have served, some as POW’s who escaped and were presumed dead, I reflect on the sacrifices they made that made “today”…possible. After reading an email response from Craig O. Evans (Chief, Plan Formulation Section US Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District) words in […]

Will the Fargo Moorhead Dam and FM Diversion save $19 million in flood insurance premiums?

Will the Fargo Moorhead Dam and FM Diversion save $19 million in flood insurance premiums?

NO! The Fargo Moorhead Dam and FM Diversion WILL NOT remove $19 million in flood insurance premiums for Fargo or the Metro area. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) creates flood risk maps that lending institutions may use to interpret flood risk on any given property description. Properties are assigned a “risk zone” which is used […]

Dallas Israelson Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Dallas Israelson Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

As residents of Cass and Richland County, North Dakota, we are expected to pay the cost of a plan that benefits only the future growth of Fargo, North Dakota. Even if there was a risk of a huge flood there are several alternatives to protect Moorhead and Fargo that have not been explored or have been disregarded by the decision makers, primarily North Dakota leaders.

Can the USACE be trusted?

Can the USACE be trusted?

Can the USACE (United States Army Corps of Engineers) be trusted with designing and building one of their most complex dam and diversion systems in North Dakota, when much easier projects have landed the Corps in court for negligence over the past few years.

Michael Hammond Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Michael Hammond Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Fargo has continually forced decisions to be made based on its own interests and has even managed to obtain a supermajority (six of nine seats) on the panel that will be making decisions regarding the project. Nothing to date has provided any reason to believe that Fargo will not continue to act selfishly at the expense of others in the region.

Diversion Authority Leave Property Owners Twisting in the Wind:

Diversion Authority Leave Property Owners Twisting in the Wind: “Taking” WITHOUT “Just Compensation”

Finally, the Fargo/Moorhead Diversion Authority has admitted that the private property of upstream citizens has been “taken or damaged for public use” as a result of the diversion project. A “taking” occurs when a government action impairs or damages the private property of a citizen. In this situation a “taking” has occurred because the proposed […]

Declaration of Rights: Article 1 Section 16

Declaration of Rights: Article 1 Section 16

North Dakota State Constitution Article 1: Section 16 Private property shall not be taken or damaged for public use without just compensation having been first made to, or paid into court for the owner, unless the owner chooses to accept annual payments as may be provided for by law. No right of way shall be […]

Diversion Displaces Hundreds to Secure Fargo Moorhead’s Growth

Diversion Displaces Hundreds to Secure Fargo Moorhead’s Growth

Diversion Displaces Hundreds to Secure Fargo Moorhead’s Growth by author: Trana Rogne, KINDRED, N.D. Originally Published Grand Forks Herald Resubmitted to FMDam.org The U.S. House is to consider the funding of President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget request. The request includes $5 million for the Fargo-Moorhead Metro Flood Risk Reduction project. I would hope Rep. Rick […]

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