Tag Archives: Oxbow

City Commissioner Says Attorney General Should Investigate "Unethical And Possibly Criminal" Behavior In Diversion Buyouts

Last week I published a guest post from anti-Fargo Flood Diversion activist Trana Rogne who questioned the difference in buyouts between two properties. Noting that one well-connected property owner got a buyout worth 488 percent of the property’s tax assessed value, while a less-connected property owner got a 165 percent buyout, Rogne asked readers to

Why Is The Mayor Of Oxbow Getting Almost 200 Percent Of His Property Value For A Flood Diversion Buyout?

Recently Rich Mattern, the Mayor of West Fargo, vented some spleen at Governor Jack Dalrymple and the Legislature over their priorities on water projects. Mattern pointed out that while his constituents are facing higher water bills because the state wouldn’t make money available for a new water plant, the City of Oxbow is getting a