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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 15th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 15th, 2012

The Federal government is more than broke. It’s that fiscal cliff thing. Would legislators rather replace the paper on the machine, or pick up the I O U’s if costs skyrocket?

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 8th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 8th, 2012

We call. “Put Your Cards on the Table” What do you have Fargo leaders?

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 1st, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 1st, 2012

The double cross has become “part of the process” for the Diversion Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: “To betray by acting in contradiction to a prior agreement.”

Is it true that property in the proposed buyout area has no value and cannot be sold?

Is it true that property in the proposed buyout area has no value and cannot be sold?

Each property has value and that value shall be determined as though no project were considered. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires the government to provide just compensation to the owner of the private property to be taken. What is unique about the Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion is the unjust relocation of the natural floodplain, in violation of Executive Order 11988, causing new potential flood impacts onto property owners, many of whom, that derive their lively-hood from the land being force-ably taken.

Part of the Process?

Part of the Process?

This is a forced relocation of “several hundreds or thousands” of people. When I asked the panel about giving up our land, homes, everything in exchange for land for Fargo to develop, Dr. Mahoney responded that Fargo had given up many homes for flood protection. So, Dr. Mahoney, the process is that we give up our homes so your homes (and homes that haven’t even been built yet) don’t flood?

Ray Holzhey Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Ray Holzhey Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

I am writing to you in opposition to the July 2011 FEIS for the Locally Preferred Plan. This plan presents many concerns regarding negative effects on the residents, farmers, and economy of the region. Because my comments for the SDEIS were not adequately addressed I expanding on them for this comment period. This plan has been developed exclusively for the benefit of a small portion of the region and does not include benefits for, nor does it consider the economic impacts to not only the local region but to the whole Red River valley.

Wayne Hoglund Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Wayne Hoglund Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

In a period of time when the government is very deeply in debt, to spend money for a very complicated and expensive diversion is almost ridiculous; especially when the Army Corps of Engineers declared their first choice as the Minnesota diversion. To choose this expensive, complex Fargo diversion; it seems very logical that it is not the best solution, but a land grab by Fargo…

They're Still Stealing Our Land!

They’re Still Stealing Our Land!

Editors notes:  Ran across this article some time ago and there are similarities that exist as they pertain to the Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion.  Fargo’s “virtue of selfishness” is evident in their procedural land grab for future development with the assistance of the USACE (United States Army Corps of Engineers). America was founded on […]

Takings under the Fifth Amendment

Takings under the Fifth Amendment

Mitigation of the impacts related to the Fargo Dam and Diversion are determined by various means depending on where the impacts are located and the amount of impacts imposed. “Takings” are the methodology for determining mitigation of impacts to those areas outside of the designated staging area. From the DEIS July 2011, Comments and Response Appendix […]

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