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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 11th, 2017

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 11th, 2017

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?

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.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 12th, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 12th, 2016

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.

Angry Rodger Olson Bullies Clay Commissioner

Angry Rodger Olson Bullies Clay Commissioner

Perhaps it’s just a feeble attempt at misdirection in hopes of duping some unwitting souls into believing that he does not have that stank of Fargo/Cass imperialism on his breath…, or not?

Fargo Diversion Authority Violates Charter Joint Powers Agreement

Fargo Diversion Authority Violates Charter Joint Powers Agreement

When public entities join forces to work towards a common goal Joint Power Agreements (JPA) are the framework of rules presented to constituents to provide a sense of security that all members of the JPA will operate in an open, ethical and diligent manner. These written JPA “assurances” are a fundamental part of the “trust” […]

Comstock MN Area Residents Concerned About Failed Leadership

Comstock MN Area Residents Concerned About Failed Leadership

In yet another long string of blunders, Fargo Diversion Authority and Clay county commissioners fail to notify area residents about public about Public Outreach meeting regarding proposed ring dike-levee around Comstock, MN.

Craig Hertsgaard MNDak Testimony to North Dakota Legislative Budget Section

Craig Hertsgaard MNDak Testimony to North Dakota Legislative Budget Section

This is a federal project designed to have federal participation, but the federal government has no money. The continuing budget resolution funding the government in Washington has had a ban on new project construction funding for the last four years, with no end in sight. If you read the letter to the White House from the Minnesota governor, you’ll see he is requesting that no money or support be given to the diversion project, at least until the DNR is done with their study.

Jon Evert, Loyalty Is More Than Just Lip Service

Jon Evert, Loyalty Is More Than Just Lip Service

There is no doubt that Jon Evert is a kind and decent man. But he has voted to make unanimous the Clay County Commission’s support of Fargo’s Diversion Authority, and to fund their lawyers who are working to eliminate the protections of Minnesota law.

Kevin Campbell Doesn't Use Common Sense

Kevin Campbell Doesn’t Use Common Sense

Fargo taxpayers, especially those with new flood insurance requirement should be up in arms over Fargo channeling funds towards the wholly unnecessary OHB ring dike-levee project.

Clay County MN Needs Representation

Clay County MN Needs Representation

Keven Campbell, as a Clay County’s representative on the Diversion Authority Board supported the plan to flood Clay County, voting lock step with Darrel Vanyo and Fargo’s development interests. Jon Evert, a native of Comstock, Jon voted to flood his own community.

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