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Fargo Diversion Authority Forecast: FLOOD FEAR and FEMA INSURANCE

Fargo Diversion Authority Forecast: FLOOD FEAR and FEMA INSURANCE

So why are Cass county, Fargo Diversion Authority members and Fargo Moorhead Area Association of Realtors discussing and joking about what activities and threats drive support for the multi-billion dollar Fargo Dam and FM Diversion boondoggle?

Fargo Diversion Authority Nearly Triples Spending in 12 months

Fargo Diversion Authority Nearly Triples Spending in 12 months

The Fargo Dam and FM Diversion is truly a gift that makes you keep on giving… Fargo Diversion Authority spending is out of control. Over $17 million spent in 30 days, nearly tripling the Fargo Dam and FM Diversion debt in one year.

Will Moorhead City Council Defy MN Governor Dayton and State Law?

Will Moorhead City Council Defy MN Governor Dayton and State Law?

Trouble brewing in Moorhead and Fargo/Cass pressure is on! Although the resolution alleges “No Minnesota funds from the City of Moorhead or Clay County are required for FY2015, and a formal amendment to the LJPA is also not necessary at this time.” The Limited Joint Powers Agreement Article IX (read more…) suggests that Minnesota could be sued by North Dakota for not paying its budget share of what it is approving.

Project Alternatives: Waffle Combination Plan

Project Alternatives: Waffle Combination Plan

“The local communities should continue to seek opportunities for storage in the basin.”

Fargo Cass Leaders Resort to Hypocrisy and Misinformation

Fargo Cass Leaders Resort to Hypocrisy and Misinformation

Isn’t ironic that Fargo is concerned about the small section of Elm street that parallels the Red River, yet rezones miles of natural flood plain south of the city, that exponentially reduces vital flood plain capacity to buffer Fargo flooding.

Fargo Diversion Authority Violates Charter Joint Powers Agreement

Fargo Diversion Authority Violates Charter Joint Powers Agreement

When public entities join forces to work towards a common goal Joint Power Agreements (JPA) are the framework of rules presented to constituents to provide a sense of security that all members of the JPA will operate in an open, ethical and diligent manner. These written JPA “assurances” are a fundamental part of the “trust” […]

Fargo Forum Gets It Completely Wrong Again

Fargo Forum Gets It Completely Wrong Again

The Fargo Diversion Authority is nothing more than the “illusion” of credibility with a propensity to spend money on flood control for future growth rather than the residents that are paying for protection in the here and now.

Darrell Vanyo's Empty Offer

Darrell Vanyo’s Empty Offer

Project opponents care more about protecting the city of Fargo than the Fargo Diversion Authority and Fargo city leaders.

MN Representatives letter to Vanyo, Miller and Morken October 1st, 2014

MN Representatives letter to Vanyo, Miller and Morken October 1st, 2014

MN Representative tell Fargo Diversion Authority change your ways or deal with the consequences. Minnesota won’t stand for bully tactics of Fargo elite trying to force Fargo’s flood problems onto Minnesotans.

Craig Hertsgaard MNDak Testimony to North Dakota Legislative Budget Section

Craig Hertsgaard MNDak Testimony to North Dakota Legislative Budget Section

This is a federal project designed to have federal participation, but the federal government has no money. The continuing budget resolution funding the government in Washington has had a ban on new project construction funding for the last four years, with no end in sight. If you read the letter to the White House from the Minnesota governor, you’ll see he is requesting that no money or support be given to the diversion project, at least until the DNR is done with their study.

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