When a public officer, such as Moorhead’s Mayor or County Commissioner, does something in their official capacity knowing that their conduct violates Minnesota law, they may be committing another crime that is punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine of $3,000.00. MN Statute 609.43. Shouldn’t there be an investigation by an independent prosecutor and, if warranted, criminal prosecutions?
Not content with what they already have, Oxbow’s lawyer stood up in Federal Court last month and argued that Oxbow is the victim. Apparently the federal injunction that stopped the construction on the ring dike is making it difficult for the private Oxbow Country Club to finish their golf course re-design.
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.
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.
What’s appalling is the Diversion Authority demands North Dakota tax dollars but doesn’t want to follow the state’s laws.
The law protects you – you have allies in the MnDak Upstream Coalition and the Richland Wilkin Joint Powers Authority
USACE discretionary funds for Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project is nothing more than lipstick on a pig. They are telling Fargo that if they go ahead with construction, they’re on their own.
I’m shocked that Pawluk thinks anyone upstream would accept his ‘seat at the DA table’. This ‘seat’ was non-voting, and had no significant meaning. It was the modern day equivalent of beads & wampum.
So many questions, too few answers…, taxpayer subsidized buyouts to mitigate a project that does not have federal funding or turned a shovel of dirt for the diversion channel.
Residents of Oxbow, ND are not homeless and there is sufficient flood protection in place to handle the next flood. So…, do we feel sorry for the hogs at the trough when they squeal?