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Guest Post: Rep. Al Carlson Is Right About Diversion Amendments

Guest Post: Rep. Al Carlson Is Right About Diversion Amendments

Last week, on February 28th, Fargo’s Mayor Walaker was interviewed by Chris Berg on POV (Point of View), on Fargo’s KX-KVLY. The topic was Fargo’s reaction over to HB 1020. The bill would give Fargo $1O2 million dollars to bring the city’s  flood protection measures up to 42.5 feet, nearly two feet more than the

Fargo Flood Diversion Proponents Want To Start Taxpayer-Funded Campaign

North Dakota has a big problem with taxpayer-funded political activism. One recent example was the debate last summer over Measure 2 which, if it had passed on the June ballot, would have abolished property taxes in the state. Organizations like the Association of Counties and League of Cities, funded almost exclusively by tax dollars, did

Guest Post: Fargo Needs Flood Protection, But Not A Blank Check

Bags ‘O Money. That’s what it takes to build a $2 billion dollar diversion. Bags ‘O Bags ‘O Money. The question is who will pay? After successful prodding by the Fargo Mayor, voters last spring approved an extension of a half cent sales tax. That means Fargo residents will only have to pay 60% of

Guest Post: Fargo Flood Diversion Would Use Federal Eminent Domain Powers To Get Around North Dakota Law

We hold dear the rights enumerated by the founders, chief among them the rights to life, liberty and property. Our laws limit when and how our government, whether state, federal or municipal, may separate us from those rights. As residents of North Dakota we are protected by both a state constitution and the federal constitution.

Guest Post: Corps Using Questionable Numbers On Fargo Diversion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) 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 is quickly losing its claim to being a cost-effective project. FEMA has recently reviewed historical flood data and is expected to set the 100-year

Guest Post: Fargo Diversion Is Redistribution Of Wealth

“Redistribution of wealth.” Few phrases provoke a bigger response from either side of America’s political divide. For some, the words conjure up the social safety net, student loans and Medicare. Others see it as socialized theft, taking from people who have worked their way to success, only to give it to the indolent. Most everyone

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