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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 17th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 17th, 2014

It’s unfair and unethical to force family farmers, homeowners and communities to pursue their own costly legal recourse to Fargo’s development project. But then again, maybe we’re expecting too much of our neighbors and elected leaders.

Paul Marquart Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

Paul Marquart Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

The lowest existing ground level in the new portion of Oxbow, ND requires a 22.5 foot high levee because it is 10 feet lower than the lowest residential property along Schnell drive in Oxbow, ND. However, the FEMA regulatory flood plain indicates the lowest existing properties along Schnell drive are only 10.8 inches below the FEMA regulatory 100 year flood plain.

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

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

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of June 30th, 2014   Vendor Name Approved Contract/Invoice Amount Liquidated Outstanding Encumbrance HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 19,890,094.00 13,119,239.51 6,770,854.49 CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 12,491,244.99 11,920,819.01 570,425.98 CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 9,167,398.87 9,167,398.87 – COMMERCIAL TITLE LLC 3,869,541.00 3,869,541.00 – TITLE COMPANY 3,641,500.00 3,641,500.00 – OXBOW. CITY OF 2,935,741.87 […]

Fargo ND Unprincipled America

Fargo ND Unprincipled America

Fargo and Cass county are almost to the point of being the antonym to the very principles that most Americans hold near and dear.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 10th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 10th, 2014

Fargo Diversion Authority refuses to explore retention as a viable flood protection option. Refusal to explore combined alternative underscores the ignorance of city and county leaders pushing a multi-billion dollar dam and diversion project to foster development of the natural flood plain south of Fargo, ND.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 19th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 19th, 2014

Beth Askegaard and Rolaine Askegaard write to MN Attorney General Lori Swanson to question leaders in St. Paul and Washington value our community, Clay and Wilkin Counties, as belonging to Minnesota. Fargo Diversion Authority insists on developing the natural flood plain south of the city and relocating water impacts onto Minnesota.

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

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

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of May 31st, 2014 Vendor Name ApprovedContract/Invoice Amount Liquidated OutstandingEncumbrance HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 19,890,094.00 13,119,239.51 6,770,854.49 CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 12,491,244.99 11,740,819.01 750,425.98 CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 9,167,398.87 9,167,398.87 – COMMERCIAL TITLE LLC 3,869,541.00 3,869,541.00 – TITLE COMPANY 3,641,500.00 3,641,500.00 – OXBOW. CITY OF 2,935,741.87 1,443,439.66 1,492,302.21 ARMY […]

State of Minnesota vs Fargo Moorhead Flood Diversion Board, et al.

State of Minnesota vs Fargo Moorhead Flood Diversion Board, et al.

BREAKING NEWS: MERA suit filed in Minnesota against the Fargo Diversion Authority. The proposed project is; Not ecologically sustainable; Not the least impact solution; Not one in which adverse effects can and will be mitigated; and Not consistent with other standards, ordinances, and resource plans of local and regional governments.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 12th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 12th, 2014

The PR gang at the Diversion Authority have been turning themselves inside out trying to vilify the benefits of retention. The simple fact is that if upstream retention, as has been laid out by the various publicly funded organizations, had been in place in ’09, the biggest flood in recorded history would have been approximately 3 feet lower.

Berndt Baloney Billionaire

Berndt Baloney Billionaire

If Keith Berndt is willing to share misinformation to a national newspaper (Star Tribune) on a project this large, what other nuggets of misinformation have been swept under the rug and kept from public scrutiny?