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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 28, 2017

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 28, 2017

It’s fair to say that consistent readers of these articles are better informed than many of the diversion decision makers in Fargo.

Flip Flop, Money Drop, Get A Brand New Home

Flip Flop, Money Drop, Get A Brand New Home

Amidst the controversy generated by 200 – 400 percent buyouts in Oxbow, ND ~ Fargo Diversion Authority documents indicate the current OHB costs through the end of FY2015 to be $89 – $92 million dollars, with approximately 25 percent of the ring-dike-levee completed.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 19th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 19th, 2013

We received an email on June 25 saying they had not forgotten us – they would get back to us on our questions. We have yet to hear a word. We have met many residents who were given the same promise of “We will get back to you.” None of us have heard a word.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 12th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 12th, 2013

Cooking the books to grab land. Fargo, Cass, the Fargo Diversion Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers artificially inflate future land values in an attempt to justify a massive land grab of the last natural flood plain adjacent to the city.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 5th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 5th, 2013

Are Moorhead leaders that bow to Fargo ND pressure serving their constituents responsibly? Should Moorhead abandon the Diversion Authority and focus on economic growth for Moorhead MN? Fargo has crossed the line that divides a neighbor in need from a demanding bully. Isn’t it time for Moorhead, Clay County and Minnesota to step back and take a strong look at Fargo’s agenda, and evaluate whether the clear lack of benefit justifies the impacts and costs to Minnesota residents.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 5th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 5th, 2013

The “open house” format has in recent years become an increasingly common way for public agencies to fulfill the letter of the law that requires public input, , but with no opportunity for open dialogue with those who have come with concerns.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 15th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 15th, 2012

The Federal government is more than broke. It’s that fiscal cliff thing. Would legislators rather replace the paper on the machine, or pick up the I O U’s if costs skyrocket?

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 13th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 13th, 2012

So why does Fargo insist on a Dam and 54,000 acre reservoir? Fargo leaders want flood protection that will promote Fargo’s future growth at the expense of their neighbors.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 6th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 6th, 2012

I have a “Stop the Fargo Dam” sticker on the back of my car. The other night I was loading my vehicle, when a couple of 30-somethings walked by discussing my sticker. The first commented he hadn’t heard of a Fargo dam. The second said there really wasn’t a dam, it was just confusion over the diversion project.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 30th, 2012

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 30th, 2012

From 2007 to the end of 2008, the average American household lost 25 percent of its net worth. The housing market collapsed and real estate values declined by an average of 30 percent. Although factors that brought about the Great Recession are often debated, there is no question about the cause of the south valley’s economic tragedy: the election by Fargo’s leaders to shift the FM diversion four miles south, build a dam and flood 54,000 acres.

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