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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 3rd, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 3rd, 2014

This is a new tactic and was prompted perhaps by Fargo’s tardy realization that the project will not survive Minnesota’s permitting process. The State of Minnesota now needs to defend its laws and its citizens from Fargo’s development plan. If you are a Minnesota resident it is very important that you immediately contact your representatives and let them know your feelings and the importance of this matter.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 19th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 19th, 2014

Beth Askegaard and Rolaine Askegaard write to MN Attorney General Lori Swanson to question leaders in St. Paul and Washington value our community, Clay and Wilkin Counties, as belonging to Minnesota. Fargo Diversion Authority insists on developing the natural flood plain south of the city and relocating water impacts onto Minnesota.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 12th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 12th, 2014

The PR gang at the Diversion Authority have been turning themselves inside out trying to vilify the benefits of retention. The simple fact is that if upstream retention, as has been laid out by the various publicly funded organizations, had been in place in ’09, the biggest flood in recorded history would have been approximately 3 feet lower.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 30th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 30th, 2014

Fargo’s leaders have created a conflict of interest making Moorhead’s continued participation an unethical abuse of power that serves no legitimate Minnesota interest. The expanded plan does nothing for Minnesota and actually disadvantages Moorhead by subsidizing Fargo development into the flood plain south of the Metro.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 1st, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 1st, 2014

Fargo Diversion Authority leaders claim opposition to their wealth transfer scheme is being orchestrated by a couple of counties that are “insignificantly inconvenienced”. The Diversion Authority’s attacks on the JPA and upstream residents are a sideshow. The JPA is defending the rights of its constituents, and is a model for what government should do.

Duality and Misinformation

Duality and Misinformation

If retention doesn’t work, then there would be no need for dams or no postulations to hold back agricultural drain tiling waters. The sooner local leaders comes to grips with that reality, progress can be made, solutions defined and actions taken.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 17th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 17th, 2014

I am familiar with your letter dated Jan. 14, 2014 to Darrel Vanyo, warning Fargo’s Diversion Authority that this action may violate Minnesota law. After receiving your letter, Fargo-Moorhead’s Diversion Authority concocted an “independent utility” story.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 13th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 13th, 2014

We have been accused of being against flood control for Fargo and Moorhead, but when we put forward a plan that could lessen the impacts in the counties and utilize the flood plain south of Fargo as a flood plain, it is insinuated that we don’t know or understand what we’re proposing.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 27th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 27th, 2014

Don’t be misled, the law is clear. Minnesota has the final word on whether the Red River gets a dam. The Army Corps is essentially just Fargo’s paid contractor for this project, in no way exempt from the requirements of Minnesota law.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 6th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 6th, 2014

Richland-Wilkin Joint Powers Authority Original Publication Date: February 6th, 2014 Wahpeton Daily News Republished with permission from: Cash Aaland, director Mndak Upstream Coalition Two weeks ago the Mndak Upstream Coalition detailed an alternative to Fargo’s diversion plan that would put Fargo first and deliver the same level of protection for the F-M Metro without impacting [...]

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