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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.

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.

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