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Fact, Fraud or Fantasy

POLL: Do you believe Keith Berndt and others are being fraudulent by alleging the 2009 flood was only a 50 year flood event?

Fargo Flooding More Fabrication Than Flood

Fargo Flooding More Fabrication Than Flood

The only thin evidence that Fargo has to support the theory of “wet period” is the exceedance of the 18′ flood stage every year since 1993. Which had more to do with development encroachment and displacement from the natural flood plain, than any additional flood threats created by mother nature.

Fargo Diversion Authority

Fargo Diversion Authority

Stop the presses! Extra Extra! Read all about it! The US Senate passes the WRDA bill. The first since 2007. The bill is chock full of pet projects and language that potentially unleashes the USACE to spend at will… Diversion Authority Chairman Darrel Vanyo expressed: “…the senate vote should provide momentum for the project…”. After-all, […]

MN DNR Scoping Comment Deadline May 15th, 2013

MN DNR Scoping Comment Deadline May 15th, 2013

This is an opportunity to have “equal access” and your voice heard by the MN DNR without suppression of your concerns by the Fargo Diversion Authority.

MNDak Upstream Coalition Chairman Scott Hendrickson Addresses Membership

MNDak Upstream Coalition Chairman Scott Hendrickson Addresses Membership

We are confident that if we stay united as a community, the dam component of Fargo’s Diversion plan will be defeated and we will have protected our homes, our schools and our way of life.

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.

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