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Oxbow ND the Losing Proposition

Oxbow ND the Losing Proposition

With these properties for comparison, it appears that the new clubhouse is seriously undervalued for taxation purposes and most likely cost more to construct than the 2017 taxable valuation of the entire country club.

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of December 31, 2017

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of December 31, 2017

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $1,194,066.74 from November 30, 2017 to December 31, 2017. Over 26.4 percent of the original projected cost. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $110.7 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO, all courtesy of state and local taxpayers. With unfinished internal flood protection projects the Fargo Diversion Authority continues to pump millions into the non-flood prone OHB ring-dike-levee and private Oxbow Country Club, courtesy of state and local taxpayers.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 28, 2017

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 28, 2017

It’s fair to say that consistent readers of these articles are better informed than many of the diversion decision makers in Fargo.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Is All About Duplicity

Fargo Dam and Diversion Is All About Duplicity

The Governors Task Force was intended to explore potential alternatives and compromise rather than Fargo’s attempt to re-litigate the project that received a Prelimary Injunction.

Oxbow, ND Park Expected to top $621 THOUSAND

Oxbow, ND Park Expected to top $621 THOUSAND

Oxbow, ND Park expected to top $621 thousand in taxpayer dollars.

Facts are Important

Facts are Important

When the Vice Chair of the Diversion Authority, Del Rae Williams, Governor Burgum, sit around that table – they are doing so without conceding MN’s right permit this project.

Mike McFeely's Myopic Musings

Mike McFeely’s Myopic Musings

Then again…, this is the rantings and ravings of a mediocre talk show host pandering to a dwindling peanut gallery on parsed information provided to him by the very proponents being paid directly or indirectly to develop the project.

Part 6: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 6: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Continued from: Part 1 – Exposing the FMDA and USACE Part 2 – Exposing the FMDA and USACE Part 3 – Exposing the FMDA and USACE Part 4 – Exposing the FMDA and USACE Part 5 – Exposing the FMDA and USACE If Fargo-Moorhead were a house with a leaky roof and Fargo had 100 […]

Part 5: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 5: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

WRRDA 2014 was so stuffed full of pet projects that of the 514 votes cast between the house and senate, only 11 dissented. It’s not like the entire U.S. Congress took a hard look at the FMDA project and considered it worthy.

Part 4: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 4: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

“How in the world did this get this far?” ~ With incompetent leadership selling a development project disguised as flood control.

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