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Dalrymple encourages Dayton to speak with local leaders about flood diversion

August 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has encouraged Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to hear directly from local officials in his state about their position on the proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion.
Dalrymple spoke with Dayton last week after …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minn. legislator backs DNR’s bid to intervene in lawsuit against diversion

July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ bid to enter the legal fray over the proposed $1.8 billion Fargo-Moorhead diversion highlights an issue that has lurked beneath the surface: Can Minnesota assert legal authority over the fede…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Diversion model open house set: Rosemount to host $2.6M design of project

July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The public will have a chance to see a to-scale piece of the $1.8 billion metro-area diversion channel in action this month.
An open house is scheduled July 24 to view the diversion’s only physical model, with one caveat — it’s locat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Pilot program could fast-track diversion project: Proponents say F-M flood control good candidate for public-private funding deal

May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — With the fight to federally authorize the Fargo-Moorhead diversion nearly won, advocates must now fight for more than $800 million from the federal government to build the project.
But local officials hope they’ve found a way to build th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Flood diversion project inches toward congressional approval

May 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Almost a year to the day since the project was initially approved by the U.S. Senate, the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion is finally inching toward final congressional authorization.

The Water Resources Development Act, a package of …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Corps predicts small upstream impact from flood diversion

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — A little more than 2,000 additional acres of land under water as a result of the Red River flood diversion to protect Fargo-Moorhead.
That’s the total area in Richland County and Wilkin County, Minn., that would be submerged in the event…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Corps predicts small upstream impact from flood diversion

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — A little more than 2,000 additional acres of land under water as a result of the Red River flood diversion to protect Fargo-Moorhead.
That’s the total area in Richland County and Wilkin County, Minn., that would be submerged in the event…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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Cass County Commission chairman clarifies e-mail about half-cent sales tax

October 19, 2010 in INFORUM

Cass County Commission Chairman Darrell Vanyo says a claim made last week that the county engineer may have promised to use proceeds from the proposed half-cent sales tax for flood protection to build a road was a misinterpretation of an e-mail message. Continue Reading

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Peterson touts retention as option for flood control

October 19, 2010 in INFORUM

Touting $500 million for water retention projects he aims to secure, Rep. Collin Peterson said Tuesday that the patchwork of primarily rural projects could reduce the necessity for a Red River diversion around Fargo-Moorhead.
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