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Pawluk's Pen Perils (part 7)

Pawluk’s Pen Perils (part 7)

The danger of losing objectivity is that a pragmatic solution for Fargo’s contrived flood levels becomes harder to reach, largely because the goal is financially unrealistic.

Pawluk's Pen Perils (part 6)

Pawluk’s Pen Perils (part 6)

What happens when taxpayers get to pay sales tax and tax assessments for local and federal share for the dam, diversion and then flood insurance?

Pawluk's Pen Perils (part 5)

Pawluk’s Pen Perils (part 5)

Rather ignominious to bellyache that people need a flood so that Pawluk and his ilk can pompously deliver a “WE TOLD YOU SO”, when they’ve had SIX LONG YEARS to complete internal flood protection and help those 20,000 property owners avoid FEMA flood insurance,

Pawluk's Pen Perils (part 4)

Pawluk’s Pen Perils (part 4)

It is unfortunate that the very agencies that should be working in tension to each other are expected acquiesce or be cast out, much like what happened with the Buffalo Red River Watershed District and West Fargo.

Pawluk's Pen Perils (part 3)

Pawluk’s Pen Perils (part 3)

Ken Pawluk, Here’s a thought…, pull your heads out of your derriere’s and stop leveraging future development against the existing homes of hard working taxpayers funding the escapades of you and your ilk.

Attorney Letter Richland Wilkin JPA to FM Diversion Authority

Attorney Letter Richland Wilkin JPA to FM Diversion Authority

Minnesota members of the Diversion Authority derive their powers from Minnesota
law, and would be subject to Minnesota laws, even if they had not expressly acknowledged that responsibility in the Diversion Authority Charter.

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.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 18th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties September 18th, 2014

Minnesota’s Governor Dayton, Representative Marquart and a few others are not “going along to get along.” They are speaking out for the people and communities they represent, declaring “unacceptable” the plan to flood 35 square miles of rural Minnesota for Fargo’s future development.

Clay County MN Needs Representation

Clay County MN Needs Representation

Keven Campbell, as a Clay County’s representative on the Diversion Authority Board supported the plan to flood Clay County, voting lock step with Darrel Vanyo and Fargo’s development interests. Jon Evert, a native of Comstock, Jon voted to flood his own community.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 21st, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 21st, 2014

Fargo Diversion Authority has tried desperately to work its magic and convince lawmakers that a multi-billion dollar development subsidy is a flood protection plan. Fargo’s Diversion Authority leaders have nothing up their sleeves and produce only opposition with their inept and arrogant sleight of hand.

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