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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.

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of September 30, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of September 30, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 46,184,449.46 from August 31, 2016 to September 30, 2016. 1/5th (20.45% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $78.5 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.

MN Governor Mark Dayton ltr Sets the Record Straight

MN Governor Mark Dayton ltr Sets the Record Straight

Despite Lieutenant General Semonite’s unfounded representation to the contrary, Minnesota has not “come together” with the Army Corps of Engineers and the State of North Dakota to advance the proposed project. In all my years of public service at the state and federal levels, I have never seen such a complete disregard for the process of a co-regulator.

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of June 30, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of June 30, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 10,316,231.48 from April 30, 2016 to June 30, 2016. 1/6th (17.78% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $71.3 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

MN DNR Letter to USACE PPA Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Project

MN DNR Letter to USACE PPA Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Project

Given that we were not consulted as part of this process and further that we are not able to see the basis for your determination, I believe it is essential to be on the record directly with you regarding the real and significant regulatory issues that are outstanding in Minnesota concerning the proposed Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 26th, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 26th, 2016

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.

Buffalo Red River Watershed District Rejects Proposed JPA Changes

Buffalo Red River Watershed District Rejects Proposed JPA Changes

Buffalo Red River Watershed District (BRRWD) rejects 6 to 1 the newly proposed 2016 JPA.

Narcissistic Negotiations

Narcissistic Negotiations

Isn’t it perverse that the natural flood plain land being protected is valued higher than the non-flood plain land being taken to protect it?

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D322) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D322) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Eric Dodds, AE2S: “…it is clear that at least some of the property owners will not agree to sell voluntarily, and those properties will need to be acquired through eminent domain…”

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