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Dennis Walaker, Hero or Nero?

Dennis Walaker, Hero or Nero?

HERO -or- NERO Caesar? In 1997, Dennis Walaker was bolstered into the limelight as a defender of Fargo that eventually landed him into the mayors seat. As a resident of Fargo in 1997, I held the same regard for Dennis Walaker as many others. Dennis Walaker was a city employee that served his community with […]

MN Center for Environmental Advocacy Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

MN Center for Environmental Advocacy Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

We have followed the process and reviewed draft document prior to publication of the FEIS. We are also aware that MN DNR has a number of remaining and additional legitimate concerns with the FEIS including the benefit cost analysis, effects of the diversion and water staging on sediment transport and geomorphology upstream and downstream of the project area, and fish passage. We believe that these areas of concern warrant further clarification before this FEIS can be considered complete.

Glen and Marilyn Libbrecht Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Glen and Marilyn Libbrecht Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

As a local landowner and farmer, this project will have a very negative effect on me and fellow farmers and rural residents. When local city and state officials went to Washington to present their case for this diversion, were there any negative impacts mentioned? The impact of this project to the rural area has not been entirely considered.

Meeting with CH2M and AE2S

This is report from members of the MNDak Upstream Coalition who meet with the project managers for the Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion project (some text was removed for clarity.) We met with the engineers from the CH2M yesterday afternoon.  Rodger Olsen was also there.   They had contacted me late last week about discussing ag […]

Moorhead, Clay Leaders Ask Franken for Another $30M Toward Diversion Design

Moorhead, Clay Leaders Ask Franken for Another $30M Toward Diversion Design

GIVE US MORE MONEY Once again, local leaders have their hand extended requesting funding for the Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion. A ritual that will be repeated many more times to fund a 2 billion plus and climbing project that, based on the United States Army Corps of Engineers statistics, which has a 99.98% chance […]

National Wildlife Federation Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

National Wildlife Federation Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

The Corps has not taken sufficient measures to mitigate the harmful environmental impacts and increased threat of flooding to upstream and downstream communities. The current plan threatens the upstream communities, including Hickson, Oxbow, and Comstock, by placing them under feet of water in flood years.

Minnesota DNR Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Minnesota DNR Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

The locally preferred plan includes a water control structure that is classified as a high hazard dam, which requires preparation of Minnesota State EIS. As part of State EIS scoping, additional assessment and review will be necessary to demonstrate that the above mentioned criteria are fulfilled.

They're Still Stealing Our Land!

They’re Still Stealing Our Land!

Editors notes:  Ran across this article some time ago and there are similarities that exist as they pertain to the Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion.  Fargo’s “virtue of selfishness” is evident in their procedural land grab for future development with the assistance of the USACE (United States Army Corps of Engineers). America was founded on […]

Lump of Coal is the ‘gift’ of Diversion

Lump of Coal is the ‘gift’ of Diversion

by author: Leah Rogne, Mankato, MN I agree with The Forum’s Dec. 22 editorial that the diversion OK by the Army Corps of Engineers chief is more than a gift. The squandering of good-hearted Fargo and Cass County taxpayers’ dollars on planning for the diversion is the “gift that keeps on giving.” It is no surprise […]

Diversion’s

Diversion’s “transparency” as Clear as Red River Mud

by author: Greg Anderson, Oxbow, N.D. When the Fargo-Moorhead diversion project was first proposed, the city of Oxbow, N.D., asked how the community would be affected. We were told that the project would neither help nor harm us. In subsequent discussions, after it had become clear that the project would not live up to those assurances, […]