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Mike McFeely's Myopic Musings

Mike McFeely’s Myopic Musings

Then again…, this is the rantings and ravings of a mediocre talk show host pandering to a dwindling peanut gallery on parsed information provided to him by the very proponents being paid directly or indirectly to develop the project.

Oxbow, ND Residents Concerned Over Failure of Ring Dike

Oxbow, ND Residents Concerned Over Failure of Ring Dike

Isn’t it ironic that the exclusive golf course came first and no costs were spared – but the alleged flood protection the entire project is based upon the lowest bid which fosters an environment to cut corners.

LTE: Diversion IS NOT the Right Way to Secure Area Flood Protection

LTE: Diversion IS NOT the Right Way to Secure Area Flood Protection

I cannot support a project which clearly violates state law. I will continue to be a voice for the farmers and residents of rural Minnesota and will not let the state of North Dakota run roughshod over our interests. We need a process that follows the law, treats people fairly and looks at all options to provide permanent flood protection to the area while protecting the livelihood and interests of upstream property owners.

FM Home Builders and Realtors use Collusion to Push Sale Tax

FM Home Builders and Realtors use Collusion to Push Sale Tax

The following email illustrates the level of collusion in play to obligate your tax dollars to benefit Fargo’s elite.

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.

Blind Leading the Blind

Blind Leading the Blind

It would be interesting to find out if the law firms representing their clients on the Minnesota side are willing to guarantee their legal advice (cover clients losses), should that lead to a decision to move forward with the new JPA agreement that proves to be against Minnesota law and the interests of landowners.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 4th, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 4th, 2016

I’m shocked that Pawluk thinks anyone upstream would accept his ‘seat at the DA table’. This ‘seat’ was non-voting, and had no significant meaning. It was the modern day equivalent of beads & wampum.

The Organ Grinders Monkey

The Organ Grinders Monkey

If the entire project is based upon theoretical assumptions, which the USACE openly admits, then the “Expert Opinion Elicitation” (EOE) which relies heavily on those theoretical assumptions is “likewise” no different.

‘Upstream’ comment not true

‘Upstream’ comment not true

None of us chose where the city of Fargo was established or where the flood plain extends. It is, however, our responsibility to plan and act accordingly as to what our choices are today.

Situational Ethics Part 5

Situational Ethics Part 5

Oxbow Levee Certification is a Sham Argument: The underlying quandary that exists with the overall OHB (Oxbow, Hickson, Bakke) project is that there is no written assurance that FEMA will accept or “certify” the OHB ring levee when it is completed.

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