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ND HB 1020 Passes House in Bill Vote 90 to 4

ND HB 1020 Passes House in Bill Vote 90 to 4

The North Dakota House passed House Bill 1020 containg State Water Commission funding for the next two years, the vote passed 90-4. Dissenting votes were few: House representatives voting against were: Chuck Damschen, R-Hampden, Ben Hanson, D-West Fargo Dwight Kiefert, R-Valley City Jim Schmidt, R-Mandan Representative Bob Skarphol, Tioga, ND indicated that the State Water […]

What the Diversion Authority is not telling us.

What the Diversion Authority is not telling us.

The special interests, with big money, want the diversion alignment to “protect” as much area as possible as then they can have a larger area to develop at a lower cost.

Berndt Balks at Bill, Carlson Corrects Cass Critisism

Berndt Balks at Bill, Carlson Corrects Cass Critisism

Imperial Fargo/Cass has looked at a substantial gift as though the glass were half empty.

PR Poppycock from Pawluk

PR Poppycock from Pawluk

Is it the remainder of Cass County, State of North Dakota or United States taxpayers fault that Fargo methodically develops a flood prone flood plain?

Wanton Speculations of Darrell Vanyo

Wanton Speculations of Darrell Vanyo

Excerpt from Feb 15th Fargo Forum article: “Oxbow to get ring levee for protection” Vanyo said Biewer is not an elected official but has become a sort of spokesman for Bakke, which is an unincorporated subdivision. Biewer’s survey signals there are a lot of people remaining silent “because they just don’t want to stir the […]

Making Up Numbers, Data and Empty PR Soundbites

Making Up Numbers, Data and Empty PR Soundbites

In a recent February 15, 2013 Forum news article by Erik Burgess several inconsistencies have been thrust into the view of public scrutiny. In particular was the obvious mathematical errors being cited by the Forum to further support their pro-diversion agenda. Excerpt from article: Fargo Forum: “One survey submitted to the authority by Dennis Biewer, […]

“You can fool some of the people all of the time—“

“’The people who have no data are winning the argument.’ says Clay County Commissioner Kevin Campbell.”

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 7th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 7th, 2013

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: “Impacts outside the areas Fargo decided to compensate, designated as the “staging area,” will be evaluated on a “taking” basis. This is just code for “we’re not going to pay for any impacts until/unless you sue us and prove we caused it.”

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties January 31st, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties January 31st, 2013

Cass County Commissioner and Diversion Authority Chair Daryl Vanyo: “you wouldn’t have anything out here if it wasn’t for Fargo.”

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