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Andy Adamson, Jr.: Project Should Protect Basin, Not Just Fargo

Andy Adamson, Jr.: Project Should Protect Basin, Not Just Fargo

No more “FARGO “FIRST”: Pembina County commissioner Andy Adamson, Jr. accurately sizes up Cass County commissioner Darrell Vanyo and cites “A flood control project of this size should be expanded to provide protection to the entire Red River Valley”.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 27th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 27th, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps ran the numbers, and it didn’t work. Historic river levels didn’t justify the cost of a diversion. Flood control for Fargo is relatively inexpensive compared to the massive cost to convert floodplain for future development. The goal of their stew is to predict as much damage as possible to the city of Fargo in the case of a 100-year flood.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 21st, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 21st, 2013

Rep. Kevin Cramer, speaking on a local radio station, recently observed that “winning doesn’t mean someone has to lose.” Can Fargo have permanent flood protection without so many others being forced to lose – without Moorhead, West Fargo, Richland and Wilkin County, Hickson, Bakke, Comstock and Wolverton having to lose? Washington, DC bound politician often make the fatal mistake that Fargo officials will is the will of the people, when in reality a growing number of Fargo residents do not support the current form of the Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project.

Naive, Ignorant or Just Plain Incompetent?

Naive, Ignorant or Just Plain Incompetent?

Nothing comes close to the ignorance of group-think and naivety of the Pro-Fargo kool-aid drinkers.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 14th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 14th, 2013

Think of the political side. If upstream residents voice concerns to the North Dakota Legislature, they’ll bulldoze ’em with their representatives. They’ll even get the governor to sit alongside in the cab. No need to bulldoze the local (Fargo) newspaper, they’re supplying diesel for the engine.

Cass County Joint Water Resource District Chairman Mark Brodshaug Uses Seat to Mislead

Cass County Joint Water Resource District Chairman Mark Brodshaug Uses Seat to Mislead

In yet another attempt to do Fargo Dam and FM Diversion damage control, Fargo sacrifices another pawn upon the blade of credibility.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 7th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 7th, 2013

U.S. Army Corps’ documents state, and Fargo leaders admit, this plan is about growth and was designed to remove the FEMA flood plain controls from 70-square miles of flood-prone land and provide protection to the city of Fargo.

Flood Insurance Rates =  Flood Risk

Flood Insurance Rates = Flood Risk

The solution is to reduce the risk for all, not just for the FM metro region. The current crop of leaders have not the foresight to choose this long-term solution.

Fargo Tries to Handpick Moorhead Council Candidates

Fargo Tries to Handpick Moorhead Council Candidates

Who can stand up to the Fargo Diversion Authority and tell them NO! Moorhead has protection and did so for a billion and a half less.

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