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Handling of diversion capacity change irks Moorhead officials

June 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A number of Moorhead City Council members are upset about the way the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers handled a major change in plans for a proposed Red River diversion. Plans now anticipate a channel that would handle 20,000 cubic feet of water per second. Area officials earlier gave their blessing to a 35,000 cfs channel. Continue Reading

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Red River Diversion: Will the sun set on Oxbow? ity united in opposition tocurrent plan

January 19, 2011 in INFORUM

HICKSON, N.D. Whether Oxbow residents stand their ground and fight the current diversion plan or demand buyouts for the entire city, Mayor Jim Nyhof said they need to do it together. Continue Reading

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Upstream residents rally over diversion

December 8, 2010 in INFORUM

Meeting tonight with flood group

HICKSON, N.D. Organizers of Wednesday night’s meeting on the Red River Diversion plan hoped the gathering of Oxbow, Hickson and Bakke residents would serve as a rallying cry before a public information meeting tonight with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Continue Reading

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Forum editorial: It really is a matter of trust

November 13, 2010 in INFORUM

A closed meeting sanctioned by elected officials, even a marginally legal meeting, is usually a mistake. Continue Reading

Fargo approves flood protection tax

November 3, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

ass County voters approved a half-cent sales tax to be used to help fund a Red River diversion and other flood control projects. It passed with 64 percent of the vote.
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Forum editorial: Diversion remains on track

August 31, 2010 in INFORUM

Last week’s news from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies and governments involved with the Fargo-Moorhead flood control diversion project was good. Continue Reading

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Forum editorial: Diversion access no surprise

August 26, 2010 in INFORUM

The decision by a Fargo district judge to give access to land potentially in the route of the proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood control diversion was no surprise. Continue Reading

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Diversion comments skew negative

August 21, 2010 in INFORUM

Corps review based on merit, not volume
When it comes to taking public comment on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects, Craig Evans is used to hearing a louder voice from the “no” camp.
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Forum editorial: It never hurts to talk, but …

August 21, 2010 in INFORUM

An initiative by Fargo City Commissioner Tim Mahoney to talk with opponents of the proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project is a nice gesture, but
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Zaleski: Diversion foes should keep it honest

July 31, 2010 in INFORUM

If downstream opponents of the Fargo-Moorhead diversion continue to say stupid things in print and on television, they will lose what tenuous credibility they have. Continue Reading