F-M Diversion

GOP bonding proposal provides $435 million for FM Diversion

FM Diversion BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – The FM Diversion Project would receive $435.5 million from a Republican-sponsored bonding bill in the North Dakota legislature. “I know it’ll take a few years to get that done, but if we get that off the table, then we can start looking bigger” House Majority Leader Chet Pollert said. The $800 million bill also…

Former North Dakota Governor Says F-M Diversion “Out of Control”

Ed Schafer sent a letter to three state representatives prior to House passage of last Friday's water budget bill

FARGO, ND — Ed Schafer, former U.S. Ag Secretary and Governor of North Dakota, says the F-M Diversion is “out of control and getting unaffordable to taxpayers.” Schafer sent a letter to three state representatives prior to House passage of last Friday’s water budget bill. The bill includes a $750 million state commitment to the diversion, $120 million short of the…

F-M Diversion Board Makes Changes To Project, Ready To Submit Permit

The project will impact Minnesota less and put more of the responsibilities on North dakota

FARGO, N.D. — The F–M Diversion Board says they are ready to submit a permit application to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. It also means they’ve had to shift some of its plans in the project. If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Which is exactly why the F–M Diversion Board is submitting a “Plan B” permit application to…