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Dorso Column: Look Forward, Not Back, To Solve Flooding Problems

Dorso Column: Look Forward, Not Back, To Solve Flooding Problems

Sad but true is the fact that almost every major city in North Dakota is on a river. Minot,Grand Forks, Fargo, Wahpeton, Bismarck, Mandan, Valley City and Jamestown to name a few. Think about that. Everyone of them has had floods and public money has or will be spent mitigating mother natures rights of spring.

Dorso Column: Build Fargo's Flood Diversion

In my book When Governance Worked there are two chapters relevant to the legislative debate that is now taking place on the Fargo Diversion. Chapter 7 “FARMERS- The Big Dogs and Chapter 8 WATER-They Are Still Fighting was put in that order for a reason. I’m also tempted to say at this point “I told

Controversial Flood Diversion Wouldn't Help Fargo With This Year's Flood Forecast

Folks in Fargo are worried about flooding this year, and for good reason. According to the Associated Press, the National Weather Service predicts the “most likely scenario” for the Red River peaking this spring “between 39 and 41 feet at Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn., in late April or early May, with a maximum possibility

Fargo Fail: Amendment Passes To Require Federal Funding For Flood Diversion Project

After well over an hour of heated debate on the floor of the Senate, an amendment to HB1020 (the water commission budget) requiring federal funding be in place for flood diversion in Fargo be in place before state funding is available passed on a narrow 24-23 vote. The Fargo area has a lot of Senators,

Guest Post: What Mayor Walaker May Have Seen On His Flood Trip

The Mayor of Fargo recently made his celebrated annual trip south into Richland County and South Dakota to assess the snowpack and make his traditional flood prediction. He likely drove by the golf community of Oxbow, for which Dennis Walaker has promised to pay for six new designer holes to the private golf course, a

Ed Schultz: In Fargo High School "Slave Labor" Fills Sandbags So The Rich Don't Have To Build A Dike

The last we heard from Ed Schultz he was being banished the viewer wasteland that is weekend television programming. Apparently that has made him a little grumpy, as he chose to tee off today on high school volunteers filling sandbags to help protect against potential spring flooding. Here’s a quote, Newsbusters has the audio: Broadcasting

Guest Post: Fargo Attempting To Bribe Oxbow Into Conceding To Flood Diverson

The future of House Bill 1020 was the subject of the testimony heard before the North Dakota Senate Appropriations Subcommittee in Bismarck last Friday. Two weeks ago, on February 27, the North Dakota House voted 90 to 4 to prohibit Fargo and its Diversion Authority from using state appropriated tax funds on the 2 billion

Guest Post: Fargo Leaders Aim At Spending More Than Necessary For Flood Protection

It is my understanding that the proposed 2nd street tunnel project in Fargo would provide the same protection that a flood wall would, only at a far greater cost, with the added benefits of green space and beautification. Why are we so eager to spend more than necessary to meet the objective of flood control?

House Passes Mandatory Evacuations Bill, Senate Kills Limits To State Auditors

The legislature voted today on a couple of bills I’ve written about in the past. First, the House passed HB1120 allowing the executive officer of any county or city in the state to order mandatory evacuations for up to seven days, and beyond with the approval of the city council/county commission. Currently only the governor

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