Army Corps of Engineers

Army Corps of Engineers & state officials review Red River Diversion project

The project is expected to reach completion by 2026.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The commanding general of the Army Corps of Engineers joins North Dakota and Minnesota officials to tour construction of the Red River Diversion project. “This is a model for the country, for the future, for the core of engineers to build public work projects and we’re doing it right here in North Dakota,” North Dakota Senator…

Partners selected for FM Diversion project

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – The FM Diversion is moving forward with the selection of three major contractors that will design and build the 30-mile long diversion channel. The $935 million bid from the Red River Alliance was slightly above the Diversion Authority’s estimate.  Members of the alliance include a company based in Spain. The alliance will work with the Army Corps of…

Dakota Access oil pipeline to stay open during review

Dakota Access PipelineWASHINGTON – The Biden administration reiterated that the Dakota Access oil pipeline should continue to operate while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an extensive environmental review, although the Corps said again it could change its mind. The Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes have filed for an injunction asking U.S. District Judge James Boasberg to shut…

Feds want deal with North Dakota over pipeline protest costs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that the federal government negotiate a settlement with North Dakota for more than $38 million that the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The request comes following a federal judge’s decision last month to deny the federal government’s motion to dismiss North Dakota’s lawsuit seeking…

Local Leaders Talk Latest Flood Diversion Efforts

"You're talking a quarter of a million people all the way from farming to high tech and everything in between, homeowners everybody has a stake in this, it's about protecting everyone."

FARGO N.D. — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Senator John Hoeven, and the F–M Diversion Board of Authority converged into the Fargo City Hall to update both the public and the Assistant U.S Secretary of the Army on the latest progress of the project. “The key we are working on today is to make sure that money comes in on…

North Dakota Sues Feds Over Pipeline Protest Police Costs

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he filed the lawsuit Thursday against the Army Corps of Engineers.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota has sued the federal government to recover the $38 million the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he filed the lawsuit Thursday against the Army Corps of Engineers. He says the agency didn’t respond to an administrative claim he filed one year ago. The agency…

Sen. Cramer Wants Corps of Engineers Fired From Border Wall Project

Who we choose to build the wall defines whether it actually gets built. The Army Corp of Engineers has been an abstract failure and should not be trusted to secure the southern border. We need someone to #BuildTheWall on time and under budget. https://t.co/J4oD5DikXc — Sen. Kevin Cramer (@SenKevinCramer) March 8, 2019 WASHINGTON – North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer says…

Local Leaders Discuss Diversion Progress, Additional Federal Funding

Senator John Hoeven and Major General Scott Spellmon were briefed on the current status of the project

FARGO, N.D. — As the Deputy Commanding Officer for Civil and Emergency Operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Major General Scott Spellmon is used to dealing with natural disasters. But as he goes around the country to help out others, he looks to one day stop a catastrophe before it even happens. “He’s going from here to Florida. Now…

ND State AG Wants Feds To Pay For DAPL Protest Costs

Stenehjem says the federal government was negligent for allowing the protest to take place on land that's managed by the Corps of Engineers.

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFGO) – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has filed a multi-million dollar claim against the Army Corps of Engineers to recover the costs associated with the 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline Protest. Stenehjem says the federal government was negligent for allowing the protest to take place on land that’s managed by the Corps of Engineers. “I think that…

North Dakota Could Sue Federal Government Over Protest Costs

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he plans to file a claim

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota could go after the federal government to recoup costs from policing the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he plans to file a claim with the Army Corps of Engineers and possibly other federal agencies. If it’s rejected, the state might sue. Protests in 2016 and 2017 brought thousands of pipeline…