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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 26th, 2016

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 opportunism made him seek the support of Fargo’s political bullies, or whether he truly believes quick-take eminent domain is a useful tool of government is hard to say.

Buffalo Red River Watershed District Rejects Proposed JPA Changes

Buffalo Red River Watershed District Rejects Proposed JPA Changes

Buffalo Red River Watershed District (BRRWD) rejects 6 to 1 the newly proposed 2016 JPA.

Narcissistic Negotiations

Narcissistic Negotiations

Isn’t it perverse that the natural flood plain land being protected is valued higher than the non-flood plain land being taken to protect it?

FEMA Flood Insurance, Fargo, Cass and the USACE

FEMA Flood Insurance, Fargo, Cass and the USACE

How can homes that were surrounded by flood waters in 1997 and 2009 be considered new impacts if project alignment is moved north?

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D323) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D323) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

The FEIS clearly advances two other alternatives for serious consideration in the permitting phase. One of those alternatives would reduce the area of flood plain developed and protected, thereby reducing the volume of water diverted by the proposed project.

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D321) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D321) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Commencement of Eminent Domain Proceedings: For the initial phase of Corps construction, the Diversion Authority must secure title to three properties in North Dakota.

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D322) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D322) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Eric Dodds, AE2S: “…it is clear that at least some of the property owners will not agree to sell voluntarily, and those properties will need to be acquired through eminent domain…”

Minnesota DNR Seeks Comments on Final EIS for Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Project

Minnesota DNR Seeks Comments on Final EIS for Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Project

The Final EIS will be available for a 10-day public comment period, from May 16, 2016 to May 31, 2016. The DNR must receive comments no later than 4:30 pm, May 31.

Death of The Honorable Man

Death of The Honorable Man

Reinvention of the country club, meanwhile, is now estimated to cost the taxpayer $28 million (look for the final number to go higher). The Honorable Man would hang his head in shame. It would be more than he could bear.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 12th, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 12th, 2016

The Oxbow debacle continues, now double the amount promised just three years ago. The total is now up to 126 million and includes spending for concrete golf cart paths.

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