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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 5th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 5th, 2013

The “open house” format has in recent years become an increasingly common way for public agencies to fulfill the letter of the law that requires public input, , but with no opportunity for open dialogue with those who have come with concerns.

On the Wild Rice, a Plea for a Culture

On the Wild Rice, a Plea for a Culture

Grand Forks Herald reporter, Chuck Haga explores negative impacts caused by Fargo’s bad policy of “flood thy neighbor.” 112th Congress may have to weigh the economic and social impacts caused by Fargo’s intrusion into the natural floodplain in violation of Executive Order 11988. “Fargo feels they’re in control and they can do as they please,” Fargo should use the floodplain just to the city’s south for water storage at times of flooding, “instead of draining it to build houses.” “If we’re going to take their water, we need to have some say. As it is, Richland County is to be a holding pond for Fargo, and we don’t think that’s fair.”

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 […]

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