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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.

Part 5: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 5: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

WRRDA 2014 was so stuffed full of pet projects that of the 514 votes cast between the house and senate, only 11 dissented. It’s not like the entire U.S. Congress took a hard look at the FMDA project and considered it worthy.

Taxpayer Tolerance Wearing Thin for T-Times

Taxpayer Tolerance Wearing Thin for T-Times

As all things government tend to go, incompetence and greed have driven the cost of the Oxbow project well over budget. As you go to the polls to vote on the sales tax extension, just remember that the financial projections and assurances that this project is fiscally manageable come to you from the same folks who missed the Oxbow project’s costs by half.

MN Governor Mark Dayton ltr Sets the Record Straight

MN Governor Mark Dayton ltr Sets the Record Straight

Despite Lieutenant General Semonite’s unfounded representation to the contrary, Minnesota has not “come together” with the Army Corps of Engineers and the State of North Dakota to advance the proposed project. In all my years of public service at the state and federal levels, I have never seen such a complete disregard for the process of a co-regulator.

DECISION: US Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit - Fargo Dam and FM Diversion

DECISION: US Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit – Fargo Dam and FM Diversion

By virtue of OHB ring levee’s connection with the larger diversion project, its construction does not take place “wholly outside” Minnesota’s borders. Minnesota has an interest in regulating the larger diversion project and its parts.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 12th, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 12th, 2016

The Oxbow debacle continues, now double the amount promised just three years ago. The total is now up to 126 million and includes spending for concrete golf cart paths.

Fargo's Taxpayer Funded Cult

Fargo’s Taxpayer Funded Cult

Prognosticate future weather conditions years, if not decades into the future. Yet, repeatedly miss short-term flood forecasts by several feet and ignore flaws in methods and flood prophecies.

BREAKING: Judge Tunheim Decision 3-31-2016

BREAKING: Judge Tunheim Decision 3-31-2016

The Court’s order today is not the end of this case. The JPA’s Minnesota law claims are still pending against the Diversion Authority – those claims were not at issue in the motions decided in this order of the OHB ring levee remains in place. Those matters will await resolution on another day.

A Pound of Gold For Your Soul

A Pound of Gold For Your Soul

Kent Lokkesmoe, Administrator, Management Resources Bureau, DNR, the BRRWD must not vote on the DA Budget until the EIS has been completed. Lokkesmoe added that the BRRWD could approve funding for the DNR’s EIS and Fargo in-town projects, but to approve anything more in the 2015 Budget could affect the DNR-BRRWD working relationship.

Letter: Re-evaluating the Need for the FM Diversion

Letter: Re-evaluating the Need for the FM Diversion

Oxbow had already built a dike system after 2009 which would have protected the city to another similar record flood. But instead of pointing this out, the Diversion Authority instead bought out Oxbow’s strong opposition to the diversion project by offering a new golf course, new clubhouse, and additional housing, and cowardly Oxbow leaders took the check and ran.

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