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US House votes to authorize Fargo-Moorhead flood control project

October 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON With full congressional approval in sight, the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion’s real battle can soon begin: for federal money. Continue Reading

Letter: Fargo is wasting our state’s tax dollars

October 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

You don’t have to watch an old Western movie to see back-stabbing, claim-jumping, land-grabbing, back-shooting, bottom-of-the-deck dealing politicians stealing what they want. Continue Reading

Diversion Authority decides to file motion to intervene in lawsuit against F-M diversion

September 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO It could be a costly move, but diversion leaders decided Thursday to try to join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and fight a federal lawsuit against the project. Continue Reading

Even if House approves, Fargo-Moorhead diversion stuck on funding

July 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO If the U.S. House of Representatives joins the Senate in authorizing the Fargo-Moorhead diversion this year, the project could still get lost in the line of more than 1,000 other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects OK’d by Congress but still waiting on federal funding. Continue Reading

Senate compromises on diversion funding

April 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project may not have to wait for complete federal funding to get started. Continue Reading

Federal funding requirement comes back to bite diversion

April 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK – Sen. Larry Luick said Tuesday the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project is too big for North Dakota to commit to without federal help. Continue Reading

Change ‘paves the way’ for Red River diversion

April 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The state will commit to its $450 million share of the Fargo-Moorhead area Red River diversion project if the Legislature agrees to amendments that were put into the State Water Commission budget Thursday. Continue Reading

Obama’s budget snubs F-M diversion

April 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO For the first time in four years, President Barack Obama’s annual budget proposal doesn’t provide funding for the Fargo-Moorhead diversion project, which the chairman of the Diversion Authority said may slow the project but won’t stop it. Continue Reading

Changes on Fargo-Moorhead diversion amendments likely, but doubts linger

March 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK House Majority Leader Al Carlson of Fargo said Friday he is open to contributing more state funds toward the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project, though whether the project will be able to make use of the money remains in doubt. Continue Reading

Perry Miller, Wahpeton, N.D., column: Corps tweaks data to get diversion funding

May 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Army Corps of Engineers has been engaging in some highly questionable analysis in its definition of the 100-year flood plain in Fargo-Moorhead. As a result, the Corps’ dam/diversion quickly is losing its claim to being a cost-effective project. Continue Reading