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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 25th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 25th, 2013

State Water Commission’s Chief engineer, Todd Sando, told the Senate Appropriations committee that the state can typically construct a water project for half of what a Corps project would cost.

Fargo: Citadel Seeking Sympathy

Fargo: Citadel Seeking Sympathy

The relationship between displacement of water and increased river crests are the most obvious fingerprints in North Dakotas crime of the century.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 21st, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 21st, 2013

ND House members (voted 90-4), stated unequivocally that Fargo should take $102 million, in addition to the $75 million given them in previous sessions, and build up their dikes before they start digging what could be a ditch to nowhere.

Letter: HB 1020 Admendments, Sensible Options

Letter: HB 1020 Admendments, Sensible Options

“We have a need to protect the minority voice. Residents both north and south of Fargo have as much say and need as those within Fargo city limits.” – Rep. John Wall

Letter: Arkansas case holds promise for opponents of FM Dam and Diversion

Letter: Arkansas case holds promise for opponents of FM Dam and Diversion

Fargo, Cass County, the Army Corps of Engineers, planning and designing a non-flood area for water storage, however temporary, will cause a loss of value, loss of marketability for the affected property owners, within the Fargo flood water storage area.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 14th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 14th, 2013

Biewer’s response was clear: we don’t flood, we have never flooded and we don’t need a ring dike. Fargo’s plan to spend 65 million state dollars to purchase Oxbow’s silence certainly validates Representative Skarphol’s concerns.

Vince Ulstad: Shut Down Waste of Taxpayer Money

Vince Ulstad: Shut Down Waste of Taxpayer Money

Vince Ulstad, wrote an insightful “no nonsense” letter to the editor that appeared in the Wahpeton Daily News, Jamestown Sun, Fargo Forum and here at FMDam.org. Vince Ulstad, Fargo, ND Thus far, neither the federal government, flush with debt, nor leadership in the state of North Dakota, flush with cash, has stood up with common […]

Mayor Nyoff Letter

Mayor Nyoff Letter

The residents of Oxbow, N.D., voted in January in support of a proposed ring levee as part of the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project. The recent action taken by the North Dakota Legislature on HB 1020 stops any chance of protection being constructed for our city and puts residents back into a state of limbo. Now our […]

ND HB 1020 Passes House in Bill Vote 90 to 4

ND HB 1020 Passes House in Bill Vote 90 to 4

The North Dakota House passed House Bill 1020 containg State Water Commission funding for the next two years, the vote passed 90-4. Dissenting votes were few: House representatives voting against were: Chuck Damschen, R-Hampden, Ben Hanson, D-West Fargo Dwight Kiefert, R-Valley City Jim Schmidt, R-Mandan Representative Bob Skarphol, Tioga, ND indicated that the State Water […]

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