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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 3rd, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 3rd, 2016

The law protects you – you have allies in the MnDak Upstream Coalition and the Richland Wilkin Joint Powers Authority

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 11th, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 11th, 2016

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.

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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 200,040.47 from December 31 to January 31, 2016. 1/6th (14.65% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $64.08 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

Hogs at the Trough, Part Deux

Hogs at the Trough, Part Deux

A quick FYI on P3: the up-front cost of P3 is $400 million as the federal share under P3 drops from $850 million to $450 million. So P3 has to generate savings of $400 million (yes, $400,000,000) before it can save you a dime.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 4th, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 4th, 2016

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.

2016 Fargo, ND Flood Forecast

2016 Fargo, ND Flood Forecast

Responsible civic leaders and officials would have restricted development in the area pictured. But instead, the irresponsible talking heads built mutli million dollar schools to drive development where flood water poses the greatest risk.

Cass County Joint Water Resource District Missing $25.5 Million in Vendor Details

Cass County Joint Water Resource District Missing $25.5 Million in Vendor Details

These are taxpayer dollars, not criminal enterprise, so why use the CCJWRD as an intermediary for placement, layering, and integration as is done in money laundering schemes?

The Organ Grinders Monkey

The Organ Grinders Monkey

If the entire project is based upon theoretical assumptions, which the USACE openly admits, then the “Expert Opinion Elicitation” (EOE) which relies heavily on those theoretical assumptions is “likewise” no different.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of December 31, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of December 31, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 14,937,811.26 from November 30 to December 31, 2015. 1/6th (14.64% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $61.1 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

A Pound of Gold For Your Soul

A Pound of Gold For Your Soul

Kent Lokkesmoe, Administrator, Management Resources Bureau, DNR, the BRRWD must not vote on the DA Budget until the EIS has been completed. Lokkesmoe added that the BRRWD could approve funding for the DNR’s EIS and Fargo in-town projects, but to approve anything more in the 2015 Budget could affect the DNR-BRRWD working relationship.