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April 20, 2018
Diversion Authority seeks to restart Oxbow ring dike work
FARGO — The Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority will ask a federal judge to partially lift an injunction on construction of the flood diversion...
April 20, 2018 - 1:02pm
March 9, 2018
New diversion plan shifts more flood water into rural Fargo, decreases rural Minnesota impacts
FARGO — A revised F-M diversion significantly reduces impacts in rural Minnesota but increases impacts in rural Cass County while allowing...
March 9, 2018 - 8:54pm
November 13, 2017
F-M flood diversion task force options look a lot like current plan
FARGO — From what would have been a list of more than 70 alternatives to the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion, a task force seeking to reconcile...
November 13, 2017 - 8:19pm
October 12, 2017
Letter to the editor: Another study could reveal more facts about project
A recent court order stopping c
October 12, 2017 - 6:43am
April 17, 2017
F-M diversion breaks ground amid protest
RURAL HORACE, N.D. — As Patrick Loree, pastor of Horace Lutheran Church, delivered a prayer for the flood diversion that dignitaries would...
April 17, 2017 - 6:41pm
April 13, 2017
McFeely: F-M diversion judge's wife tight with Dayton
FARGO—Mark Dayton, the governor of Minnesota, doesn't like the Fargo-Moorhead diversion. Why, exactly, is unclear. Our best guess is that...
April 13, 2017 - 5:08pm
October 4, 2016
Minnesota's permit denial suggests F-M should keep on sandbagging
FARGO — The massive flood diversion is not needed by Fargo-Moorhead because emergency measures used in the successful 2009 flood fight...
October 4, 2016 - 6:46am
July 13, 2016
F-M Diversion closer to reality
I’sa weeks for the Fargo-Moorhead diversion. Several positive developments have moved the massive project forward in substantive ways. Progress, which has been steady, if sometimes uneven, in the last few years, continues apace – so much so that it is likely construction on a...
July 13, 2016 - 6:53am
July 12, 2016
Feds formally commit to F-M diversion: It will be Red River Valley’s largest and most costly project
FARGO – With the stroke of a pen on Monday, July 11, a federal official formally committed his agency to help build the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion, the Red River Valley’s largest and most costly public works project. Lowry Crook, a top civil works official with the U.S....
July 12, 2016 - 6:55am
May 17, 2016
No surprise in Minnesota DNR's final environmental report
FARGO—The main question the state of Minnesota's environmental review has about the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion seems not to be whether the $2.1 billion project can be built, but how its impact on upstream landowners can be minimized. The final environmental impact statement...
May 17, 2016 - 6:45am
December 23, 2015
Congressional delegation: Keep squabbling from threatening diversion project
FARGO—Fresh from the passage of a funding bill that could pay for the flood diversion, North Dakota's congressional delegation cautioned Diversion Authority officials Tuesday that the fight isn't even close to over. "We're in a tough competitive environment," said U.S. Sen....
December 23, 2015 - 7:15am
December 21, 2015
Diversion gets more good news
Supporters of the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion had reason to cheer last week. Several developments, including crucial federal funding, moved the massive, multiyear project ahead. As has been the pattern since the project was proposed and engineered, progress has been steady and methodical,...
December 21, 2015 - 7:23am
October 27, 2015
Fargo considers water storage project
FARGO—City leaders are studying the construction of what is essentially a lake nearly as big as Big and Little Detroit Lakes put together if the lakes were 6½-feet deep. But it would be no tourism destination because the "lake" would only be used to store flood water...
October 27, 2015 - 7:00am
October 15, 2015
Fargo, Moorhead leaders back diversion impact study
MOORHEAD,Minn.—A group of area business leaders mobilized Wednesday to underscore their continuing support for the proposed Fargo-Moorhead...
October 15, 2015 - 7:02am
October 7, 2015
Another good grade for project
Once again, good research is confirming that the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion will do much more good than harm. Once again, the best possible fact-based, objective analyses are undermining sky-is-falling opponents, who have tried to characterize the flood protection project as doing...
October 7, 2015 - 7:31am