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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.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 26th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 26th, 2013

The red box is supposed to indicate less than one-foot of new water from the dam that is part of the planned diversion. FEMA will draw new floodplain maps once the diversion is built, that will prohibit new construction in areas that get flooded as a result of Fargo’s plan.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 5th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 5th, 2013

A large number of those at rest were pioneers who came to the Red River Valley following a dream, the promise of a homestead, and a fresh start at making a future for themselves and their families. Our ancestors in these cemeteries deserve better than being rolled over by the powers and “Big Money” hoping to develop the floodplain south of Fargo. Their final resting places should remain intact and undisturbed so they can truly rest in peace.

Cass County Joint Water Resource District Chairman Mark Brodshaug Uses Seat to Mislead

Cass County Joint Water Resource District Chairman Mark Brodshaug Uses Seat to Mislead

In yet another attempt to do Fargo Dam and FM Diversion damage control, Fargo sacrifices another pawn upon the blade of credibility.

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