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Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of November 30th, 2014

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of November 30th, 2014

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $17,623,733.09 from October 31st to November 30th, 2014. Nearly 1/15 (6.4%) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The bulk of the costs went towards the OHB ring-dike-levee and new golf course features…, instead of completing crucial internal flood protection for the city of Fargo and it’s residents. When the state of North Dakota committed monies to Fargo, did they ever think it would be spent outside the jurisdictional boundaries of Fargo?

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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent $13,316,244.27 from September 30th to October 31st, 2014. Nearly 1/18 (5.5%) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The bulk of the costs went towards the OHB ring-dike-levee and new golf course features…, instead of completing crucial internal flood protection for the city of Fargo and it’s residents. When the state of North Dakota committed monies to Fargo, did they ever think it would be spent outside the jurisdictional boundaries of Fargo?

Attorney Letter Richland Wilkin JPA to FM Diversion Authority

Attorney Letter Richland Wilkin JPA to FM Diversion Authority

Minnesota members of the Diversion Authority derive their powers from Minnesota
law, and would be subject to Minnesota laws, even if they had not expressly acknowledged that responsibility in the Diversion Authority Charter.

MN Representatives letter to Vanyo, Miller and Morken October 1st, 2014

MN Representatives letter to Vanyo, Miller and Morken October 1st, 2014

MN Representative tell Fargo Diversion Authority change your ways or deal with the consequences. Minnesota won’t stand for bully tactics of Fargo elite trying to force Fargo’s flood problems onto Minnesotans.

Craig Hertsgaard MNDak Testimony to North Dakota Legislative Budget Section

Craig Hertsgaard MNDak Testimony to North Dakota Legislative Budget Section

This is a federal project designed to have federal participation, but the federal government has no money. The continuing budget resolution funding the government in Washington has had a ban on new project construction funding for the last four years, with no end in sight. If you read the letter to the White House from the Minnesota governor, you’ll see he is requesting that no money or support be given to the diversion project, at least until the DNR is done with their study.

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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spending spree: $1.9 million increase in one month from July 31st, 2014 to August 31st, 2014.

Darrell Vanyo letter to Perry Miller and Dave Morken September 19th, 2014

Darrell Vanyo letter to Perry Miller and Dave Morken September 19th, 2014

Darrell Vanyo: I would be prepared to recommend an opportunity to upstream interests to participate on the Diversion
Authority Board. The upstream member would not participate, vote, or receive non-public information on matters concerning the litigation. The upstream member’s seat on the board would be subject to annual approval of the board.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 18th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 18th, 2014

Minnesota’s Governor Dayton, Representative Marquart and a few others are not “going along to get along.” They are speaking out for the people and communities they represent, declaring “unacceptable” the plan to flood 35 square miles of rural Minnesota for Fargo’s future development.

Darrell Vanyo letter to MN Gov Mark Dayton September 8th, 2014

Darrell Vanyo letter to MN Gov Mark Dayton September 8th, 2014

[wpdm_file id=20] 211 9th Street South, P.o . Box 2806, Fargo, ND 58108- 2806 Phone 701-241-5600 Fax 701-241-5728 September 8th, 2014 The Honorable Mark Dayton Governor Mark Dayton 116 Veterans Service Building 20 West 12th St. St. Paul, MN 55155 Dear Governor Dayton, Thank you for visiting our community, and for the opportunity to discuss […]

MN Gov Mark Dayton Response to Darrell Vanyo

MN Gov Mark Dayton Response to Darrell Vanyo

MN Governor Mark Dayton letter to Darrell Vanyo: “My goal is to ensure that all Minnesotans impacted have a full voice in the decision-making process.”