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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 3rd, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 3rd, 2016

The law protects you – you have allies in the MnDak Upstream Coalition and the Richland Wilkin Joint Powers Authority

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 11th, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 11th, 2016

USACE discretionary funds for Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project is nothing more than lipstick on a pig. They are telling Fargo that if they go ahead with construction, they’re on their own.

Hogs at the Trough, Part Deux

Hogs at the Trough, Part Deux

A quick FYI on P3: the up-front cost of P3 is $400 million as the federal share under P3 drops from $850 million to $450 million. So P3 has to generate savings of $400 million (yes, $400,000,000) before it can save you a dime.

FM Diversion Damage Control Raises More Questions

FM Diversion Damage Control Raises More Questions

Does Zavoral’s wealth of experience undermine or subvert Fargo’s ability to keep engineering and project management hands out of taxpayers pockets? What doors, access or influence does Zavoral provide AE2S beyond that of any other employee?

Whitney's Witless Water Whining

Whitney’s Witless Water Whining

Think about this…, the Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Authority and the USACE intentionally downgraded the 2009 flood crisis to a 50 year flood event, which would make a 100 year flood event seem even more dangerous and unrealistic, then project proponents try to invent a theoretical “what if” crisis 5 times larger than the 100 year flood event they claim has not yet occurred to justify their agenda.

Situational Ethics Part 7

Situational Ethics Part 7

So if the project is truly “mitigation”…, why did Mr. Nyhof “flip” and become a cheerleader of the project that created the impacts requiring said mitigation? Mr. Nyhof could have easily remained opposed, that is, if that was his genuine position in the beginning.

Situational Ethics Part 6

Situational Ethics Part 6

After reading Mr. Nyhof’s letter to Terry Birkenstock (USACE) several times, I cannot not find any word or phrase, specifically requesting his city be saved.

Situational Ethics Part 3

Situational Ethics Part 3

Mr. Nyhof is attempting to justify 40 home buyouts versus a 240 home count that never existed in Oxbow. The 40 home buyouts, notwithstanding, would have left only 64 remaining home buyouts in Oxbow. A far cry from the 240 that Mr. Nyhof implied in his hyperbole.

Situational Ethics Part 2

Situational Ethics Part 2

Not only did Oxbow, ND exceed the FEMA and USACE 100 year flood stream-flows in 2009…, it exceeded the FEMA 500 year flood level as well.

Money, The Drug of Choice

Money, The Drug of Choice

Local leadership from Cass County, Fargo, Oxbow, and others have an OPM addiction problem. Other People’s Money (OPM).

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