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Empty Promises from the Diversion Authority

Empty Promises from the Diversion Authority

What good is a promise to build a ring dike when the Diversion Authority fully intends to stick the victims with the price tag?

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties January 17th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties January 17th, 2013

Not many people are interested in buying property that may be condemned in the near future. But the flower throwers say the greatest benefit is that property values will return as soon as the sound of backhoes is heard piling up the Red River Valley clay around them.

The Berndt Blame Game

The Berndt Blame Game

WHO NEEDS DUE PROCESS? – Keith Berndt chided the DNR by his comments on the delay he felt the DNR may incur to the project and the monthly costs incurred by the delay complying with the required DNR review process.

The Bane of Bullies

The Bane of Bullies

I thought we were supposed to work for resolving problems and that’s what I think I’ve been doing, then what they said is you gotta stay and to listen to the three negative guys that are against the diversion. – Dennis Walaker

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties January 10th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties January 10th, 2013

Like the “bridge to nowhere,” Fargo’s unnecessary overpriced dam/diversion plan is a massive “redistribution of wealth” for the benefit of private development interests.

Special Kind of Stupid

Special Kind of Stupid

It takes a special kind of stupid to buy into another empty promise issued by Fargo, Cass County, the Diversion Authority and the Corps of Engineers.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties January 3rd, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties January 3rd, 2013

Diversion Authority Chair and Cass County Commissioner Darrell Vanyo said, “To give the Kindred School District (the) monies may establish a precedent for the future reduction through the whole process of building the diversion”.  In other words, they don’t want to pay the real cost of the diversion, and they won’t if they can help it.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 27th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 27th, 2012

Last week, the Diversion Authority told the Kindred School District, they wouldn’t pay for lost tax revenue caused by Fargo’s threats to force water south of town. They said the rest of Kindred’s taxpayers should foot the bill.

Proponents’ Stubbornness Threatens Diversion

Proponents’ Stubbornness Threatens Diversion

Forum Communications cites the permanent flood protection provided by the Sheyenne Diversion as a factor contributing to the healthy growth of West Fargo, N.D. And that is probably the case. But not all diversions look alike.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 12th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 12th, 2012

The Corps of Engineers has rejected any use of distributed retention as part of the project and instead has mandated its own dam and reservoir. In fact, the dam and reservoir component causes harm to farmers and residents of southern Clay and northern Wilkin counties.

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