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The proposed dam and diversion, as seen through their eyes and thoughts of how it may impact their future.
Our first submission comes from Crystal Johnson, of Horace, ND, Kindred HS Alumni and current student at Mayville State.
What the Fargo Dam means to me: it means that my family’s farm that has been there for 112 years, two school districts, much farm land, a whole township, small towns and land owners will be affected. I dont think Fargo understands this is not just something we are going to have to give, up it is life style.
One question, What is Fargo giving up?” Nothing!
To me as a young adult I dont want to see these things happen because I love the small town living and my family farm. How many kids can say that they live on their family farm that was built by Great Great Grandpa in 1897 and 5 generations have lived on it.
I want to know, why cant Fargo go with different projects that will not cost as much or not affect so many people? Like buy out people on the Red River like Moorhead did, go on the Minnesota side or build levies and higher dikes that work? If dikes don’t work, why is Grand Forks and Wahpeton doing fine and using them?
Fargo does not care about anybody but themselves. So many people have lost everything because of Hurricane Sandy and Fargo still only cares about the Diversion Ditch; I think that the money for this project should go to the Hurricane Sandy people. I have nothing against Fargo–I shop, work and do other things there, but I dont think this is the right project to go with!
I hope that the state of ND and the federal government understand that this project will only help Fargo and harm all of us. Isn’t ND for farm land and education and if this project is built it will harm prime farm land and two school districts.
From the school perspective, two schools may start losing kids and get rid of programs that they should not have to lose.
Kindred School Graduate