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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 13th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 13th, 2012

So why does Fargo insist on a Dam and 54,000 acre reservoir? Fargo leaders want flood protection that will promote Fargo’s future growth at the expense of their neighbors.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 6th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 6th, 2012

I have a “Stop the Fargo Dam” sticker on the back of my car. The other night I was loading my vehicle, when a couple of 30-somethings walked by discussing my sticker. The first commented he hadn’t heard of a Fargo dam. The second said there really wasn’t a dam, it was just confusion over the diversion project.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 30th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 30th, 2012

From 2007 to the end of 2008, the average American household lost 25 percent of its net worth. The housing market collapsed and real estate values declined by an average of 30 percent. Although factors that brought about the Great Recession are often debated, there is no question about the cause of the south valley’s economic tragedy: the election by Fargo’s leaders to shift the FM diversion four miles south, build a dam and flood 54,000 acres.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 23rd, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 23rd, 2012

The more property shown to be saved from flooding, the better chance to convince state and federal lawmakers to cough up some cash.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 16th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 16th, 2012

Minnesota has spent $95 million to protect Moorhead above the 100-year-flood level and hasn’t shown interest in more expense. North Dakota’s governor has indicated his reservations about Fargo’s current plan to flood its neighbors to the south. There is time for the state and region to design a plan that makes sense.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 9th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 9th, 2012

The Richland Wilkin JPA took another step and authorized lawyers to commence a judicial challenge to Fargo’s plan. The very same lawyers who were described to us by Congressman Colin Peterson as: “the best in the state.” Our leaders, the Commissioners of Richland and Wilkin Counties, have committed to defend our communities with all appropriate legal action.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 2nd, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 2nd, 2012

Missouri Rep. Carnahan on senate bill 2039 : “Instead of letting nature do what it is designed to do, this bill would set a precedent for other states, increasing catastrophic flood levels across the country,” There are alternatives that protect Fargo from flooding that do not also “induce growth” in the flood plain.

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Knowledge provides power over fear. Discovering what the Fargo Diversion Authority and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are not telling you is key to understanding how wasteful and destructive the Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project and process is.

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