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The Berndt Blame Game

The Berndt Blame Game

WHO NEEDS DUE PROCESS? – Keith Berndt chided the DNR by his comments on the delay he felt the DNR may incur to the project and the monthly costs incurred by the delay complying with the required DNR review process.

The Bane of Bullies

The Bane of Bullies

I thought we were supposed to work for resolving problems and that’s what I think I’ve been doing, then what they said is you gotta stay and to listen to the three negative guys that are against the diversion. – Dennis Walaker

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties January 10th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties January 10th, 2013

Like the “bridge to nowhere,” Fargo’s unnecessary overpriced dam/diversion plan is a massive “redistribution of wealth” for the benefit of private development interests.

Special Kind of Stupid

Special Kind of Stupid

It takes a special kind of stupid to buy into another empty promise issued by Fargo, Cass County, the Diversion Authority and the Corps of Engineers.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties January 3rd, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties January 3rd, 2013

Diversion Authority Chair and Cass County Commissioner Darrell Vanyo said, “To give the Kindred School District (the) monies may establish a precedent for the future reduction through the whole process of building the diversion”.  In other words, they don’t want to pay the real cost of the diversion, and they won’t if they can help it.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 27th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 27th, 2012

Last week, the Diversion Authority told the Kindred School District, they wouldn’t pay for lost tax revenue caused by Fargo’s threats to force water south of town. They said the rest of Kindred’s taxpayers should foot the bill.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 20th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 20th, 2012

Faced with a problem of their own creation, Fargo leaders devised a way to push the problem onto someone else. The dam would flood the rural communities to Fargo’s south with 200,000 acre of water. Fargo leaders want to eliminate this flood plain, not for protection, but for Fargo’s future development: more bricks in the cake pan.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 12th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 12th, 2012

The Corps of Engineers has rejected any use of distributed retention as part of the project and instead has mandated its own dam and reservoir. In fact, the dam and reservoir component causes harm to farmers and residents of southern Clay and northern Wilkin counties.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 6th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 6th, 2012

In private meetings, Diversion Authority officers say they have tried to stop development but are not able to do so. Fargo’s insistence on developing natural flood plain is the problem. Building permits have been issued for natural flood plain areas as if it were a priority.

What the Fargo Dam means to...

What the Fargo Dam means to…

Fargo does not care about anybody but themselves. I want to know, why cant Fargo go with different projects that will not cost as much or not affect so many people?