F-M Diversion Authority Appealing Judge’s Ruling on Construction

The group has a December 15 deadline


FARGO, ND — The F-M Diversion Authority is appealing a judge’s ruling halting construction of the diversion.

Lawyers say the notice filed with the 8th U.S. Circuit of Appeals is a protective appeal because the two sides have agreed to suspend legal proceedings while a task force works on settling disputes over the diversion.

The group has a December 15 deadline.

U.S. District Judge John Tunheim granted a preliminary injunction in September.

It was sought by the Minnesota DNR and the Richland-Wilkin Joint Powers Authority, an upstream group that has sued to block the project.

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