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Fargo - Cass County | Doesn't Make FEMA Top 10 Federal Disaster List

Fargo – Cass County | Doesn’t Make FEMA Top 10 Federal Disaster List

“If Fargo is such a big important city then why didn’t Cass county (Fargo) make the list when they have repeatedly self professed that the Fargo Dam and FM Diversion is the second most important project in the nation?”

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 27th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 27th, 2013

It turns out that our criticism was valid and the Army Corps numbers were quietly changed back in September 2012. You would think this would have come up during the North Dakota legislative session, when they were asking all of us for $450 million.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 2nd, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 2nd, 2013

To say the commissioners stepped up would be an understatement. Senators Larry Luick and Jim Dotzenrod, Representatives John Wall, Clark Williams, Jerry Kelsh, Bill Amerman, Perry Miller, Sid Berg, Dan Thompson, Tim Campbell, Jason Heitkamp, Richland County State’s Attorney Warren Stokes, Stephanie Miranowski, Lyle Hovland, John Blaufuss, Robert Perry, Neal Folstad, Wilkin County Attorney Tim Fox – thank you.

thank you.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 25th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 25th, 2013

State Water Commission’s Chief engineer, Todd Sando, told the Senate Appropriations committee that the state can typically construct a water project for half of what a Corps project would cost.

Fargo Diversion Authority

Fargo Diversion Authority

Stop the presses! Extra Extra! Read all about it! The US Senate passes the WRDA bill. The first since 2007. The bill is chock full of pet projects and language that potentially unleashes the USACE to spend at will… Diversion Authority Chairman Darrel Vanyo expressed: “…the senate vote should provide momentum for the project…”. After-all, […]

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 28th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 28th, 2013

POLL: Cast your vote! Fargo officials have admitted they could have done a better job of permitting. They blame the developers and offer the excuse that the developers have put the city in jeopardy with threats of legal action.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 1st, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 1st, 2013

“The Corps and sponsors have invested approximately $60 million in the project through the end of fiscal year 2013,” according to Diversion Authority publicist Daron Selvig.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 28th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 28th, 2013

Fargo leaders are trying to sell the claim that the greatest Fargo flood in recorded history was really not even a 50-year event. All those maps put out by Fargo’s expensive contractors are based on the boogeyman claim that Fargo’s 100-year flood level is three feet higher than the official 39.5-feet level established by FEMA.

Mr. Vanyo, What Do We Have Here?

Mr. Vanyo, What Do We Have Here?

Darell Vanyo’s actions and decisions as Cass County commissioner and Diversion Authority chairperson define that he is inept as an elected official and wields his authority recklessly placing regional populations at risk.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 13th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 13th, 2012

So why does Fargo insist on a Dam and 54,000 acre reservoir? Fargo leaders want flood protection that will promote Fargo’s future growth at the expense of their neighbors.

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