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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 26th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 26th, 2014

Fargo Flop Flops on their OHB ring dike position. Fargo Diversion Authority leaders willing to say anything, do anything, impose anything to get their way.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 19th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 19th, 2014

Beth Askegaard and Rolaine Askegaard write to MN Attorney General Lori Swanson to question leaders in St. Paul and Washington value our community, Clay and Wilkin Counties, as belonging to Minnesota. Fargo Diversion Authority insists on developing the natural flood plain south of the city and relocating water impacts onto Minnesota.

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

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

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of May 31st, 2014 Vendor Name ApprovedContract/Invoice Amount Liquidated OutstandingEncumbrance HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 19,890,094.00 13,119,239.51 6,770,854.49 CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 12,491,244.99 11,740,819.01 750,425.98 CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 9,167,398.87 9,167,398.87 – COMMERCIAL TITLE LLC 3,869,541.00 3,869,541.00 – TITLE COMPANY 3,641,500.00 3,641,500.00 – OXBOW. CITY OF 2,935,741.87 1,443,439.66 1,492,302.21 ARMY […]

State of Minnesota vs Fargo Moorhead Flood Diversion Board, et al.

State of Minnesota vs Fargo Moorhead Flood Diversion Board, et al.

BREAKING NEWS: MERA suit filed in Minnesota against the Fargo Diversion Authority. The proposed project is; Not ecologically sustainable; Not the least impact solution; Not one in which adverse effects can and will be mitigated; and Not consistent with other standards, ordinances, and resource plans of local and regional governments.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 12th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 12th, 2014

The PR gang at the Diversion Authority have been turning themselves inside out trying to vilify the benefits of retention. The simple fact is that if upstream retention, as has been laid out by the various publicly funded organizations, had been in place in ’09, the biggest flood in recorded history would have been approximately 3 feet lower.

Berndt Baloney Billionaire

Berndt Baloney Billionaire

If Keith Berndt is willing to share misinformation to a national newspaper (Star Tribune) on a project this large, what other nuggets of misinformation have been swept under the rug and kept from public scrutiny?

Those Dam Diversion Easements

Those Dam Diversion Easements

Farming is arguably a business, just like any other. The unique facet of farming is that it contributes “lifeblood” to the economic landscape of the Red River Valley, North Dakota and national economy – providing thousands of jobs and billions in gross annual revenues, as opposed to a golf course that cannot even fill its private membership roster.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 5th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 5th, 2014

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven’s recent opinion article in local newspapers was right on the mark. The challenges of flood control in the Red River Valley have been discussed for decades and have ultimately come to the same conclusion. Distributed retention must be one of several measures used to control spring floods in the valley.

Moorhead Rejects Fargo Diversion Authority Right of Entry

Moorhead Rejects Fargo Diversion Authority Right of Entry

Moorhead residents should consider themselves lucky have a city council that is still willing to weigh the pro’s and con’s of an issue, rather than otto-matically rubber stamping Fargo Diversion Authority propaganda.

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