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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?

Those Dam Diversion Easements

Those Dam Diversion Easements

Farming is arguably a business, just like any other. The unique facet of farming is that it contributes “lifeblood” to the economic landscape of the Red River Valley, North Dakota and national economy – providing thousands of jobs and billions in gross annual revenues, as opposed to a golf course that cannot even fill its private membership roster.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 5th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 5th, 2014

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven’s recent opinion article in local newspapers was right on the mark. The challenges of flood control in the Red River Valley have been discussed for decades and have ultimately come to the same conclusion. Distributed retention must be one of several measures used to control spring floods in the valley.

Moorhead Rejects Fargo Diversion Authority Right of Entry

Moorhead Rejects Fargo Diversion Authority Right of Entry

Moorhead residents should consider themselves lucky have a city council that is still willing to weigh the pro’s and con’s of an issue, rather than otto-matically rubber stamping Fargo Diversion Authority propaganda.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 30th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 30th, 2014

Fargo’s leaders have created a conflict of interest making Moorhead’s continued participation an unethical abuse of power that serves no legitimate Minnesota interest. The expanded plan does nothing for Minnesota and actually disadvantages Moorhead by subsidizing Fargo development into the flood plain south of the Metro.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 22nd, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 22nd, 2014

The fact is the location of the diversion alignment with the dam, ditch and levee does not increase the protection of the currently developed area of Fargo vs. more conservative and less expansive flood control plans. The location only gives the city more area to grow without FEMA flood plain regulations.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 15th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 15th, 2014

At no time, has the Diversion Authority been willing to discuss with either group, alternatives that would achieve flood control for Fargo and reduce impacts for those upstream. Whether directed by the Army Corps, or by their own attorneys, their practice of stonewalling those who are being hurt is at best unproductive, and at worst, unethical.

Cronyism or Just Plain Cuckoo?

Cronyism or Just Plain Cuckoo?

When people, such as Darrell Vanyo, become drunk with their power – they begin to believe they are un-accountable to the people, yet profess they are serving the people by providing preferential treatment to one set of people over another. The mere fact that these imbeciles attempt to justify the rightness of their cause is based in the numbers they represent is a fundamental character flaw.