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Elden John Elseth, Warren, Minn., column: Agassiz flood-control project inspires cynicism, not confidence

October 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Agassiz project was riddled with problems. Multiple lawsuits arose from it, and the costs to taxpayers exceeded any benefits. Continue Reading

Flood-control project becomes birding Mecca

August 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A flood-control impoundment southeast of here has proven to have a benefit water managers never anticipated. The four-square mile Agassiz Valley Water Resource Management Project also has become a haven for birds and the people who watch them. Continue Reading

Second phase of Roseau flood project contracted

November 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers award $12.8 million contract for projectConstruction expected to start and be complete next year. Continue Reading

Minot propose flood control channels

November 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minot officials are proposing a flood diversion plan for the Souris River. The idea announced Friday would divert the river through channels at two locations. Officials have scheduled public meetings Tuesday to discuss details of the proposal. Continue Reading

NEW FLOOD CONTROL SNAG: City of Devils Lake wants state’s land purchase proposal in writing

August 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Devils Lake City Commission remains on record as opposing the control structure, unless the state makes a commitment to remove more water from the flooded Devils Lake than the state is proposing in its existing operating plan.
“We need to have water taken off the lake. They go hand in hand,” City Commissioner Rick Morse said. Continue Reading

Dalrymple advocates new Minot flood control project

August 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says the state and federal government will pay most of the cost for an engineering study to plan a new Minot flood control project. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: The 10 most hoped-for words

March 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Now and then, it’s worth remembering that the government can do some things well. The Grand Forks-East Grand Forks flood protection system has to qualify as one. Continue Reading

Failed Senate bill contained funding for North Dakota projects

December 17, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

A catchall spending bill dropped Thursday in the Senate contained funding for several North Dakota projects, including almost $9.5 million for Fargo flood control. Continue Reading

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Forum editorial: Voters see wisdom of 2 taxes

November 4, 2010 in INFORUM

Tell voters how the revenue will be spent and they usually will vote to tax themselves. Continue Reading

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Forum editorial: Vote ‘yes’ for Cass flood tax

October 28, 2010 in INFORUM

Opposition to the proposed Cass County half-cent sales tax for flood control seems centered on the notion that “there is no project.” Continue Reading