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August 20, 2016
How do you pay for a $2.2 billion project?
FARGO — Consultants for the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority recently gave Cass County and Fargo officials a glimpse of the next seven...
August 20, 2016 - 6:00pm
April 1, 2016
Judge tosses part of flood diversion suit, finds that Corps did not act illegally
FARGO -- A part of the lawsuit filed against the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project has been dismissed by a federal judge, leaving two of five original counts unresolved. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has also been dismissed from the case, leaving the Diversion Authority as...
April 1, 2016 - 5:00pm
March 28, 2016
Official: diversion costs may top $2.1 billion
FARGO -- The Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion will cost more than $2.1 billion, a Diversion Authority official said Monday, March 28. Darrell Vanyo, who chairs the authority board, said a formal presentation will be made Thursday, March 31, but even then the financial forecast will...
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March 28, 2016 - 9:50pm
April 13, 2015
Fargo plans for diversion funding what-ifs
FARGO, N.D. – The idea that the federal government may never fund the flood diversion project has crossed the minds of city leaders, and they...
April 13, 2015 - 2:44pm
State money for Fargo flood projects could be in doubt
By Josh Francis Forum News Service FARGO — State lawmakers have dialed back a bill to help out Fargo with its $240 million plan to build in-town flood protection, stripping from the proposal a guarantee of $60 million over the next two years. When the House approved House Bill...
February 13, 2015 - 11:48pm
September 30, 2014
Army Corps asked to revisit diversion plan: Minnesota congressman wants agency to avoid creating flood water retention area
FARGO — Western Minnesota’s congressman has asked engineers to take a fresh look at a version of a flood control diversion for Fargo-Moorhead that would avoid creating a floodwater retention area that has sparked fierce upstream opposition. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said...
September 30, 2014 - 9:25pm
September 4, 2014
A look at the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion
FARGO — Three years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finished a feasibility study and environmental review of the proposed Fargo-Moorhead...
September 4, 2014 - 10:54pm
September 3, 2014
Dayton flooded with concerns: Minn. governor listens to diversion arguments
MOORHEAD, Minn. — At a standing-room-only meeting Wednesday in the chambers of the Moorhead City Council, Gov. Mark Dayton listened to the...
September 3, 2014 - 10:34pm
August 9, 2014
Dalrymple encourages Dayton to speak with local leaders about flood diversion
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 a recent statement issued by the...
August 9, 2014 - 6:00pm
July 23, 2014
Minn. legislator backs DNR’s bid to intervene in lawsuit against diversion
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 federal flood control project? The...
July 23, 2014 - 11:34pm
July 15, 2014
Diversion model open house set: Rosemount to host $2.6M design of project
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...
July 15, 2014 - 11:25pm
July 2, 2014
$50M set aside Red River Valley flooding
MOORHEAD, Minn. — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday that up to $50 million is available over five years to the Red...
July 2, 2014 - 11:12pm
June 12, 2014
Diversion officials say plans for cemeteries still a year away: Project backers, residents differ on how many sites affected
FARGO — Diversion officials say they hope to have plans for how to save cemeteries south of Fargo-Moorhead from backed-up Red River floodwaters within a year. The prospect of sitting water — from a few inches to more than 10 feet — atop graves has become another rallying point...
June 12, 2014 - 11:18pm
June 11, 2014
Obama’s signature officially authorizes Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project
FARGO — President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed legislation authorizing the $1.8 billion diversion to protect Fargo-Moorhead from catastrophic flooding. Authorization came from the president’s signature on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which authorized the...
June 11, 2014 - 12:34am
May 23, 2014
Diversion supporters celebrate ‘milestone’
MOORHEAD, Minn. — For diversion advocates, Friday was a day for celebration. A federal water projects bill authorizing the proposed $1.8 billion flood channel around Fargo-Moorhead passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday and now awaits an expected signature from President Barack Obama. Federal...
May 23, 2014 - 11:46pm