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Hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent on public relations to convince area residents that the diversion, as well as an unneeded dam and reservoir, are a “done deal.” Nothing could be further from the truth. The ethics of the decision to place these communities in personal and financial limbo needs to be questioned. It has become virtually impossible for residents to get appraisals on their homes, let alone sell them.

Daily News Editorial Cites Abuse of Power by Fargo and Corps of Engineers

Daily News Editorial Cites Abuse of Power by Fargo and Corps of Engineers

Dennis Walalker: If we don’t get federal aid for the diversion, it won’t happen.

Sen. Hoeven responds to Defending Richland and Wilkin Counties

Sen. Hoeven responds to Defending Richland and Wilkin Counties

Sen. Hoeven responds to concerns John Hoeven, U.S. Senator I want to respond to some concerns raised by Richland County Commissioner Perry Miller in a letter regarding flood protection legislation that I worked to pass in the U.S. Senate and am now working with Congressman Berg to get passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. […]

Fargo is Fargo's Worst Flood Threat

Fargo is Fargo’s Worst Flood Threat

ND Gov. Jack Dalrymple: “…the corps of engineers needs to re-apply themselves to the problem, find what the objections are and need to find technical solutions to those problems…”

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.

Richland Wilkin Joint Powers Authority commences Legal Challenge

Richland Wilkin Joint Powers Authority commences Legal Challenge

Richland Wilkin Joint Powers Authority commences Legal Challenge against the Fargo Moorhead Dam and FM Diversion Final Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement.

Fargo, Cass County and the Diversion Authority Face Rising Opposition

Fargo, Cass County and the Diversion Authority Face Rising Opposition

Call it trite journalism or reckless propaganda, but Fargo’s local leading media outlets are overlooking a substantial legal entity mounting in Fargo’s intentionally targeted dumping ground for water. Currently there are political entities in four counties crossing borders into two states that have joined the Richland Wilkin JPA. An agreement that exemplifies the opposition to […]

Will the Fargo Moorhead Dam and FM Diversion provide protection from summer flooding and heavy rainfall events?

Will the Fargo Moorhead Dam and FM Diversion provide protection from summer flooding and heavy rainfall events?

One of the big misconceptions about flood insurance, said Dave Kyner, a flood insurance specialist with FEMA, is that “people don’t need flood insurance.” “A 60-foot dike can’t protect you if it rains 17 inches on the wrong side of the dike”.

Kevin Olsgaard Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Kevin Olsgaard Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

There must be a better way. The project would negatively affect my farming. It would also ruin the land where the tie-back levee goes in.

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.