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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 27th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 27th, 2014

The snow-making that’s been a part of the Diversion Authority’s public relations mantra, systematically understates costs and impacts and overstates benefits of their project.

Michael Redlinger Moorhead City Manager Discovers Superpowers

Michael Redlinger Moorhead City Manager Discovers Superpowers

How is possible for Moorhead, Clay or MN watershed districts to participate in voting where MOU’s, land acquisition or future development related to the proposed Fargo Dam and FM Diversion are included?

Self Serving Media Upstaged by Real Journalism

Self Serving Media Upstaged by Real Journalism

As I re-read the Agweek article by Mikkel Pates, it’s easy to realize who the hero’s and zero’s really are, by their responses. The shameless “economic engine”, often touted by the pro-Fargo Diversion Authority ilk, is a direct assault on small towns and rural economies.

Time to Get Real

Time to Get Real

Oddly, citing – “as designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers” is reminiscent to those – “as seen on T.V.” infomercials, wherein a misleading problem can be fixed with the latest and greatest huckster science – with the whole intent of getting into your wallet.

Cass County Commissioner Ken Pawluk Takes Swing At Retired Judge Thomas Davies Over Fargo Dam and Diversion

Cass County Commissioner Ken Pawluk Takes Swing At Retired Judge Thomas Davies Over Fargo Dam and Diversion

As the saying goes: “With Friends Like These Who Needs Enemies” Very appropriate words to consider when reading Cass county commissioner Ken Pawluk stigmatizing rant towards retired Honorable Judge Thomas Davies over Davies recent letter to the editor regarding the Fargo Dam and FM Diversion.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 20th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 20th, 2014

Many people don’t trust the Diversion Authority or the Corps when they say the people upstream won’t be harmed by their project. Projects of this magnitude always have unintended consequences. Their pattern of behavior says this project is meant to protect Fargo and its future development land and the rhetoric and promises will never be kept.

Fargo Diversion Authority Rejects Fargo First Solution

Fargo Diversion Authority Rejects Fargo First Solution

The current project is bleeding money at a staggering pace. As for costing $53 million more? Absolute nonsense!

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties January 30th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties January 30th, 2014

The Oxbow-Hickson-Bakke ring dike has become a contentious issue that divides the community. A majority of this community voted against the plan. The remainder of the residents, a clear minority from Oxbow, cut a favorable deal for millions in benefits, and they now actively promote the plan they once opposed.

Comstock MN Diversion Meeting with Richland Wilkin JPA

Comstock MN Diversion Meeting with Richland Wilkin JPA

From a political standpoint, Fargo’s attempt to move impacts onto property owners outside city limits and away from voting constituency while simultaneously preventing impacted stakeholders from having a non-conflict of interest vote at the table – underscores the greed and corrupt nature of the proposed project at hand.

MN DNR Letter to Darrell Vanyo Diversion Authority Chair 2014-01-14

MN DNR Letter to Darrell Vanyo Diversion Authority Chair 2014-01-14

As suggested in the MOU, the O-H-B Levee is a segment of the larger Diversion Project (e.g., a phased or connection action), the commencement of construction prior to completion of the state final EIS and adequacy determination would be a violation of Minnesota law.

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