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Part 4: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 4: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

“How in the world did this get this far?” ~ With incompetent leadership selling a development project disguised as flood control.

Part 3: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 3: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Imperial Fargo and elite developers would not accept permanent internal flood protection for the city that existed. It didn’t fit their land grab agenda, they got greedy…, they wanted more. Even if MORE, meant placing the existing city in harms way and property owners in the cross-hairs of mandatory FEMA flood insurance.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 30th, 2017

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 30th, 2017

Not content with what they already have, Oxbow’s lawyer stood up in Federal Court last month and argued that Oxbow is the victim. Apparently the federal injunction that stopped the construction on the ring dike is making it difficult for the private Oxbow Country Club to finish their golf course re-design.

Mike McFeely Finds His Nuts

Mike McFeely Finds His Nuts

As much as it pains me to admit that McFeely got something right…, or at least partially right, the hub-bub over the Kinzler house along Rose Coulee was a fair deal to bring Fargo closer to adequate permanent internal flood protection.

2016 Fargo, ND Flood Forecast

2016 Fargo, ND Flood Forecast

Responsible civic leaders and officials would have restricted development in the area pictured. But instead, the irresponsible talking heads built mutli million dollar schools to drive development where flood water poses the greatest risk.

Pawluk's Pen Perils (part 7)

Pawluk’s Pen Perils (part 7)

The danger of losing objectivity is that a pragmatic solution for Fargo’s contrived flood levels becomes harder to reach, largely because the goal is financially unrealistic.

Pawluk's Pen Perils (part 6)

Pawluk’s Pen Perils (part 6)

What happens when taxpayers get to pay sales tax and tax assessments for local and federal share for the dam, diversion and then flood insurance?

Pawluk's Pen Perils (part 5)

Pawluk’s Pen Perils (part 5)

Rather ignominious to bellyache that people need a flood so that Pawluk and his ilk can pompously deliver a “WE TOLD YOU SO”, when they’ve had SIX LONG YEARS to complete internal flood protection and help those 20,000 property owners avoid FEMA flood insurance,

Pawluk's Pen Perils (part 4)

Pawluk’s Pen Perils (part 4)

It is unfortunate that the very agencies that should be working in tension to each other are expected acquiesce or be cast out, much like what happened with the Buffalo Red River Watershed District and West Fargo.

Pawluk's Pen Perils (part 3)

Pawluk’s Pen Perils (part 3)

Ken Pawluk, Here’s a thought…, pull your heads out of your derriere’s and stop leveraging future development against the existing homes of hard working taxpayers funding the escapades of you and your ilk.

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