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Fargo Forum Attacks MN Gov. Mark Dayton Again

Fargo Forum Attacks MN Gov. Mark Dayton Again

The entire premise of the proposed project is built upon misrepresentations, distortions and outright lies by the Fargo Diversion Authority, Fargo Forum and Corps of Engineers.

Fargo Forum Insults MN Gov. Mark Dayton

Fargo Forum Insults MN Gov. Mark Dayton

Wouldn’t it be nice to have Dayton ask where all the displaced water goes? Or perhaps Gov. Dayton is wise enough to know that Minnesota has been relinquishing land to Fargo development – inch by inch for decades.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 14th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 14th, 2014

North Dakota shouldn’t get trapped in a spiral of spending and litigation for a project that is opposed by a large number of its own residents and its neighbors. Fargo must live by the rules they asked for in the last session.

Fargo Flood Fraud

Fargo Flood Fraud

Fargo Diversion Authority officials claim they need a $2 billion dollar dam and diversion to avoid the high cost of flood fighting. Fargo, ND total flood fighting costs 1994-2013 are around $36.9 with $14.1 million in federal reimbursement for a net loss around $22 million.

Jay McNamar Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

Jay McNamar Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

Minnesota Representative Jay McNamar (DFL) speaks out against the Fargo Diversion Authority moving ahead in their own self-interest without knowing possible negative impacts to Minnesota which only prioritizes property owners on the North Dakota side of the river.

Fargo Forum Attacks Minnesota DNR

Fargo Forum Attacks Minnesota DNR

The pace and push for the proposed Fargo Dam and FM Diversion is the very essence of corruption. It is the melting pot of decisions made under duress due to time constraints with a constant overstatement of impacts and a manufactured EOE study to set Fargo’s flood gage as the benchmark for the entire Red River Valley.

CASE 0:13-cv-02262-JRT-LIB Document 80

CASE 0:13-cv-02262-JRT-LIB Document 80

Initial authorization is not the final word on a Corps project. Authorized projects may be modified for a number of reasons including cost changes and design modifications. The Corps may not commence construction on a significant flood control project without both Congressional authorization and a Congressional appropriation(s). Congressional authorization of a flood control project does not guarantee federal funding through a Congressional appropriation.

CASE 0:13-cv-02262-JRT-LIB Document 79

CASE 0:13-cv-02262-JRT-LIB Document 79

Nathan J. Hartshorn, MN Assistant Attorney General: The Project would flood thousands of acres of Minnesota farmland in order to expand development opportunities in the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area. The Project also would require construction of a high-hazard dam on the Red River, upstream of Minnesota communities. This high hazard dam requires MDNR dam safety and work in public waters permits, and triggered a mandatory Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under Minnesota law.

CASE 0:13-cv-02262-JRT-LIB Document 78

CASE 0:13-cv-02262-JRT-LIB Document 78

Nathan J. Hartshorn, MN Assistant Attorney General: MDNR has a significant interest in this matter because the Fargo-Moorhead Flood Diversion Board of Authority (“Diversion Authority”) asserts that the proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project (“Project”) is not subject to State regulation. The Project would flood tens of thousands of acres of Minnesota farmland in order to expand development opportunities in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area.

Wild Rice Alternative

Wild Rice Alternative

Project Failure: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fails to explore options and alternative that DO NOT promote encroachment and urban sprawl into the last natural flood plain south of Fargo, ND in direct and indirect violation of Executive Order 11988 (EO11988). More to the point, the limited alternatives explored are concentric to the “exploitation for urban sprawl” into the last natural flood plain south of Fargo, ND.

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