Diversion

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…

House Moved From Fargo to Mapleton Due to Diversion Project

Fargo Saw Road Closures Due to a House Being Moved From Fargo to Mapleton

FARGO, ND — Drivers this morning along South University in Fargo were slowed down thanks to a house on wheels. The house is just one of many of the homes being moved due to the F-M Diversion project. It took a journey to the Mapleton Golf Course, where a family will be able to move into it in November. Preparations…

Flood Control Buyouts Spark New Facility for Fargo Schools

New warehouse puts the behind the scenes operations under one roof

FARGO, ND — Flood control efforts sparked a new warehouse for the Fargo Public School District. Officials said their new operations facility will help improve the lives of their students. Faculty and staff are celebrating the end of a big move. “Make sure our buildings are prepared and ready to go for students and the education they receive,” said Superintendent…

F-M Diversion Project Asking For Public’s Input

There are concerns that the FM diversion project will move faster than money is collected to fund it

FARGO, ND– The Cass County Joint Water Resource District is asking the public for its input about funding the diversion. People previously voted to use sales tax to fund the diversion project. However, there are concerns that the pace of the project will move faster than money is collected. Homeowners who the flood wall would benefit the most are asked…

Army Corps of Engineers Taking a Look at Progress on F-M Diversion

FARGO, ND —┬áLeaders with the Army Corps of Engineers came to the metro to get their first look at the F-M Flood Diversion construction. The six and a half year project has already begun near Horace at the southern end of the project’s site. Army Corps leaders say they’re pleased with how it’s shaping up and will work to move…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Work Plan Includes Funding for Flood Protection in the F-M Area

A groundbreaking was held last month for the inlet structure near Horace

  RED RIVER VALLEY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Fiscal Year 2017 work plan includes $20 million for permanent flood protection for the Fargo-Moorhead region. The funding will support the construction of an inlet structure, as well as the design of further flood control features and environmental mitigation projects. A groundbreaking was held last month for the inlet…

MN Diversion Opponents Ask Federal Judge to Intervene on Project

Minnesota state officials asked U.S. District Judge John Tunheim to block construction until the DNR grants a dam safety permit

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota opponents to the F-M Flood Diversion asked a federal judge to stop construction on the project citing environmental concerns. A groundbreaking for the $2.1 billion cross-border flood control project took place in Horace on Monday. Minnesota state officials asked U.S. District Judge John Tunheim to block construction until the DNR grants a dam safety…

F-M Flood Diversion: Groundbreaking for Flood Protection

Community members remember the flood of 97 and move forward with the diversion project

RED RIVER VALLEY — City and state leaders from both sides of the Red gathered to remember an event that devastated the region throughout the valley. It’s been 20 years since the flood of ’97 and while they talk about how they were able to overcome, leaders are also discussing how to move forward with future protection. “I remember some…

ND Senators, Mayors from Fargo-Moorhead Push for Federal Support of F-M Diversion

The budget the Trump administration released last week included a 16 percent cut to the Army Corps

  REGIONAL — North Dakota’s senators and mayors from Fargo and Moorhead are trying to keep the F-M Diversion on track. Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven along with Fargo Mayor Mahoney and Moorhead Mayor Williams met with White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to urge him to continue federal support for the diversion. The budget the Trump administration released last week…