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Denial is NOT Just a River in Egypt

Denial is NOT Just a River in Egypt

P3 is not a savings at all! It is $400 million in instant up-front costs for the local share, which will be funded directly and indirectly via sales and property tax.

Blind Leading the Blind

Blind Leading the Blind

It would be interesting to find out if the law firms representing their clients on the Minnesota side are willing to guarantee their legal advice (cover clients losses), should that lead to a decision to move forward with the new JPA agreement that proves to be against Minnesota law and the interests of landowners.

BREAKING: Judge Tunheim Decision 3-31-2016

BREAKING: Judge Tunheim Decision 3-31-2016

The Court’s order today is not the end of this case. The JPA’s Minnesota law claims are still pending against the Diversion Authority – those claims were not at issue in the motions decided in this order of the OHB ring levee remains in place. Those matters will await resolution on another day.

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of February 29, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of February 29, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 7,730,528.68 from January 31 to February 29, 2016. 1/6th (15.08% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $65 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 11th, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 11th, 2016

USACE discretionary funds for Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project is nothing more than lipstick on a pig. They are telling Fargo that if they go ahead with construction, they’re on their own.

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of January 31, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of January 31, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 200,040.47 from December 31 to January 31, 2016. 1/6th (14.65% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $64.08 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of December 31, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of December 31, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 14,937,811.26 from November 30 to December 31, 2015. 1/6th (14.64% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $61.1 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

A Pound of Gold For Your Soul

A Pound of Gold For Your Soul

Kent Lokkesmoe, Administrator, Management Resources Bureau, DNR, the BRRWD must not vote on the DA Budget until the EIS has been completed. Lokkesmoe added that the BRRWD could approve funding for the DNR’s EIS and Fargo in-town projects, but to approve anything more in the 2015 Budget could affect the DNR-BRRWD working relationship.

$105 and $247 Million Dollar Questions

$105 and $247 Million Dollar Questions

I’m sorry Mr Mahoney, how dumb do you think taxpayers really are? Paying interest and principal on a borrowed $800 million that would have been a gift from the federal government…, isn’t a savings.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of November 30, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of November 30, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 8,572,964.97 from October 31 to November 30, 2015. 1/7th (13.8% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $59 million into OHB ring-dike-levee, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

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