Diversion

Time is Ticking for Diversion Task Force to Move Forward with Flood Protection

The F-M Area Flood Diversion Task Force Holds A Meeting

FARGO, ND — The F-M Area Flood Diversion Task Force has a little more than one month to come up with a resolution to move forward with the flood diversion project in the metro. One of the main purposes of this latest meeting was to find solutions within the parameters of Minnesota, North Dakota, and local law. Officials also discussed…

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…

Flood Diversion Task Force Meets For The First Time

When establishing the task force, the governors and their staff created a set of rules with hopes of having a resolution by December 15th

FARGO, ND — The new Flood Diversion task force met for the first time at the Fargodome to discuss their ideas and concerns with the project. Although no decisions were made, Governor Burgum and Governor Dayton say it was crucial to start in the right direction. Sixteen people with different flood experiences have been chosen to create a solution for…

Diversion Task Force Members Announced

The first Task Force meeting will be held Monday, October 23

  FARGO, ND — Governor Burgum and Governor Dayton have announced the members who make up the task force created to work on creating balance with Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project. The New Task Force will be co-chaired by the governors, and will include eight members from each state. North Dakota members include the Cass County Engineer, a Fargo business leader,…

New Mississippi Valley Division Commander Meets with Gov. Burgum, Sen. Hoeven Over Flood Diversion Efforts

Major General Kaiser says the most important thing that came out of today's meeting is hearing about both Minnesota and North Dakota working together toward a common goal

FARGO, ND — The F–M Flood Diversion project has caused controversy for years but now Governor Dayton and Governor Burgum are working together for permanent flood protection. “The engineers are confident they can solve it,” said Gov. Burgum. “It’ll take some engineering skills, it’s going to take some political skill, it’s going to take some give and collaboration for us…

Gov. Dayton, Gov. Burgum Working to Find Compromise on F-M Diversion Project

Governors Dayton and Burgum will co–lead the 16–member working group which will consist of eight members from each state

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The F-M Flood Diversion project has caused controversy in the Red River Valley for years and Governor Dayton and Governor Burgum seem to be on opposite sides when it comes to flood protection. But it doesn’t mean they don’t want to work together to come up with a solution. “Failure’s not an option,” said Gov. Mark Dayton. That…

Governors Burgum and Dayton Agree to Meet on F-M Diversion Project

The two governors talked over the phone to quote "to try to find a path forward'' for the $2.2 billion project

  REGIONAL — Governors Doug Burgum and Mark Dayton have agreed to discuss ways to restart the F-M flood diversion project. The two governors talked over the phone to quote “to try to find a path forward” for the $2.2 billion project. The 30-mile channel has been approved by Congress and work had begun but a federal judge from Minnesota…

Moorhead, Fargo Mayors Weigh in on Federal Judge’s Block of F-M Diversion Project

The $2.2 billion proposal calls for a diversion channel to carry floodwaters around the Fargo area

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — U.S. District Judge John Tunheim has blocked construction on the F-M Diversion. Tunheim has ruled that the project needs to obtain the necessary permits from Minnesota before construction can proceed. Minnesota so far has rejected the permits. The $2.2 billion proposal calls for a diversion channel to carry floodwaters around the Fargo area. The F-M Diversion Authority and…

Metro Flood Board Names Executive Director

Neider was picked over two other candidates, Scott Higbee and Melodee Loyer

FARGO, ND — The Metro Flood Board has picked its first Diversion Authority executive director. He is Jay Neider, the deputy project director at Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Neider was picked over two other candidates, Scott Higbee and Melodee Loyer. Previously, the Fargo City Administrator and Cass County Administrator served as Co-Executive Directors. Categories: Agriculture, Business, Community, Local News, News…

Metro Flood Board of Authority to Pick Executive Director

An Executive Director of the Diversion Authority is expected to be picked on Thursday

  FARGO, ND — It is decision time for the Metro Flood Board of Authority. An Executive Director of the Diversion Authority is expected to be picked on Thursday. The final three candidates are Scott Higbee, Melodee Loyer and Jay Neider. The candidates have met with the board and toured flood mitigation projects ongoing in the area. Fargo Mayor Mahoney…