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FM Diversion and Dam Increases national debt
Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of January 31, 2017

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 31,159,075.33 from December 31, 2016 to January 31, 2017. 1/4.5 th (22.54 percent) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $89.5 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 with buyouts running to 200-900 percent…, courtesy of state and local taxpayers.

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of December 31, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of December 31, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 3,006,266.62 from November 30, 2016 to December 31, 2016. 1/5th (20.8% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $88 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 with buyouts running to 200-900 perecent…, courtesy of state and local taxpayers.

Oxbow, ND Buyouts and Tax Valuations

Oxbow, ND Buyouts and Tax Valuations

Oxbow, ND Buyouts Greatest to Least – Cited Source: Director of Equalization, Cass County, ND

MN DNR Press Release: December 29, 2016

MN DNR Press Release: December 29, 2016

Minnesota will ask the court to prohibit construction of the dam and diversion channel because the Minnesota has not issued the necessary permits.

Does Fargo Deserve a Better Mayor than Tim Mahoney

Does Fargo Deserve a Better Mayor than Tim Mahoney

Without hesitation, push-back in any form is met by Mahoney’s quintessential debasing criticism that “they” don’t “understand” and “must be educated” by the “all knowing” Imperial Fargo – Imperial Cass leaders.

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D341) | US District Court, District of Minnesota (Motion to Reinstate USACE as an Active Defendant)

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D341) | US District Court, District of Minnesota (Motion to Reinstate USACE as an Active Defendant)

Richland Wilkin Joint Powers Authority file Motion to Reinstate USACE as an Active Defendant involving Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project case.

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D341) | US District Court, District of Minnesota (Motion for Permanent Injunction)

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D341) | US District Court, District of Minnesota (Motion for Permanent Injunction)

Richland Wilkin Joint Powers Authority file Motion for Permanent Injunctive Relief against Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project.

Taxpayer Tolerance Wearing Thin for T-Times

Taxpayer Tolerance Wearing Thin for T-Times

As all things government tend to go, incompetence and greed have driven the cost of the Oxbow project well over budget. As you go to the polls to vote on the sales tax extension, just remember that the financial projections and assurances that this project is fiscally manageable come to you from the same folks who missed the Oxbow project’s costs by half.

Wealthy Welfare Oxbow, ND (Part 4)

Wealthy Welfare Oxbow, ND (Part 4)

So what did the taxpayer get for their $78.5+ million spent thus far?

LTE: Diversion IS NOT the Right Way to Secure Area Flood Protection

LTE: Diversion IS NOT the Right Way to Secure Area Flood Protection

I cannot support a project which clearly violates state law. I will continue to be a voice for the farmers and residents of rural Minnesota and will not let the state of North Dakota run roughshod over our interests. We need a process that follows the law, treats people fairly and looks at all options to provide permanent flood protection to the area while protecting the livelihood and interests of upstream property owners.