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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 8th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 8th, 2013

The 2009 river flows at Oxbow exceeded a FEMA 500-year event. As a result of the work done to protect Oxbow after the 2009 flood, the city is protected to levels in excess of that same 500-year event today. Cass County along with Oxbow leaders devised a way to ignore 67 percent of property owner not in favor of an unnecessary $65 million ring dike that affects 190 internal properties and all external properties in Pleasant Township.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 1st, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 1st, 2013

Fargo needs plan C: Quit building in the floodplain. Build your dikes to 43.5 feet and get out of FEMA insurance requirements. Invest in basinwide retention to give protection beyond the 100-year flood level. Moorhead should be congratulated for getting their city safe from spring floods.

Dirty Side of Development In Fargo ND

Dirty Side of Development In Fargo ND

How can freedom exist, when capitalism relies on socialism to do its dirty work?

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 25th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 25th, 2013

Mayor Dennis Walaker: “It’s the Federal Government’s problem, and they are as dysfunctional as you can imagine.” ~ Maybe it”s high time that Mayor Walaker takes a long hard look at high own city government and Diversion Authority.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 18th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 18th, 2013

The mayor then cast the tie breaking vote and Oxbow moved from opponent of the diversion to its #1 cheerleader. The mayor even appeared with Fargo leaders to testify before the ND Legislature against his neighbors and former allies and in support of the project he had recently opposed.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 11th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 11th, 2013

Commissioner Vanyo has said retention will never be part of the project. The U.S. Army Corps says that basin-wide protection is the solution to protecting Minot, so it must be part of the solution for the Red River Valley as well.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 5th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 5th, 2013

The “open house” format has in recent years become an increasingly common way for public agencies to fulfill the letter of the law that requires public input, , but with no opportunity for open dialogue with those who have come with concerns.

Fargo - Cass County | Doesn't Make FEMA Top 10 Federal Disaster List

Fargo – Cass County | Doesn’t Make FEMA Top 10 Federal Disaster List

“If Fargo is such a big important city then why didn’t Cass county (Fargo) make the list when they have repeatedly self professed that the Fargo Dam and FM Diversion is the second most important project in the nation?”

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 27th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 27th, 2013

It turns out that our criticism was valid and the Army Corps numbers were quietly changed back in September 2012. You would think this would have come up during the North Dakota legislative session, when they were asking all of us for $450 million.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 20th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 20th, 2013

Col. Michael Price with the Corps of Engineers contradicts himself on basin-wide solutions. Suggests a Double Standard in attempts to hide mis-information from the USACE. The St. Paul Corps office says basin-wide water management is the only solution for protecting the flood ravaged city of Minot, they can’t just forego all the other downstream communities.

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