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Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of April 30th, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of April 30th, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $7,269,195.32 from March 31st to April 30th, 2015. Nearly 1/10 ( 9.84 % ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 9th, 2015

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 9th, 2015

Cass County taxpayers receiving an assessment ballot and an “invitation” to support Fargo’s Diversion learned that the election is fixed. The un-elected Cass County Joint Water Board deciders stacked the deck Soviet-style, the vote is a sham and the outcome pre-determined.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of March 31st, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of March 31st, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $5,144,824.87 from February 28th to March 31st, 2015. Nearly 1/11 ( 9.44 % ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of February 28th, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of February 28th, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $32,584,755.14 from January 31st to February 28th, 2015. Nearly 1/11 ( 9.2 % ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of January 31st, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of January 31st, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $11,903,574.06 from December 31st, 2014 to January 31st, 2015. Nearly 1/13 ( 7% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project.

FM Diversion Authority Bubble Will Eventually Burst

FM Diversion Authority Bubble Will Eventually Burst

The December 31, 2014 Distributed Storage Alternative Screening Analysis is neither a fatal blow to opponents or a victory for proponents. It is simply the Minnesota DNR following it’s process and laws to ensure that their final permit determination, which is supposed to come after a public comment period, is both legal and defensible.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of November 30th, 2014

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of November 30th, 2014

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $17,623,733.09 from October 31st to November 30th, 2014. Nearly 1/15 (6.4%) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The bulk of the costs went towards the OHB ring-dike-levee and new golf course features…, instead of completing crucial internal flood protection for the city of Fargo and it’s residents. When the state of North Dakota committed monies to Fargo, did they ever think it would be spent outside the jurisdictional boundaries of Fargo?

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of October 31st, 2014

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of October 31st, 2014

Fargo Diversion Authority spent $13,316,244.27 from September 30th to October 31st, 2014. Nearly 1/18 (5.5%) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The bulk of the costs went towards the OHB ring-dike-levee and new golf course features…, instead of completing crucial internal flood protection for the city of Fargo and it’s residents. When the state of North Dakota committed monies to Fargo, did they ever think it would be spent outside the jurisdictional boundaries of Fargo?

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” […]

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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