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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 30th, 2017

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 30th, 2017

Not content with what they already have, Oxbow’s lawyer stood up in Federal Court last month and argued that Oxbow is the victim. Apparently the federal injunction that stopped the construction on the ring dike is making it difficult for the private Oxbow Country Club to finish their golf course re-design.

Letter to Editor: Greg Bauman

Letter to Editor: Greg Bauman

Oxbow and Fargo have the same problem I like to refer to it as the Forrest Gump Syndrome. Stupid is, stupid does. Just let people build where there is danger of flooding and we’ll deal with it later.

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.

Craig Hertsgaard MNDak Testimony to North Dakota Legislative Budget Section

Craig Hertsgaard MNDak Testimony to North Dakota Legislative Budget Section

This is a federal project designed to have federal participation, but the federal government has no money. The continuing budget resolution funding the government in Washington has had a ban on new project construction funding for the last four years, with no end in sight. If you read the letter to the White House from the Minnesota governor, you’ll see he is requesting that no money or support be given to the diversion project, at least until the DNR is done with their study.

Fargo

Fargo “Desecration” Authority

Impacts, damage costs and red-tape… Why should cemetery boards be obligated to volunteer more hours as a result of a land grab that represents the bigotry of the Fargo Diversion Authority agenda? These are vital issues that should have been addressed at the formulation of this project rather than an attempt to marginalize the sanctity of the burial sites after the fact.

Letter: Heitkamp Passes the Buck on Diversion

Letter: Heitkamp Passes the Buck on Diversion

The most disturbing implication of the statement “let the local authorities determine how to best use the funds” is the fact that by saying this, Heitkamp is giving up of her power as a U.S. senator to oversee the use of federal funds.

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