FM DIVERSION

City Commissioner Preston files to run for Fargo Mayor

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – Two people are now officially in the race for Fargo mayor. City Commissioner Arlette Preston has joined businesswoman, attorney and state lawmaker Shannon Roers-Jones on the June ballot. Preston says she’s looking ahead. “Building a future for our children and grandchildren, and granted others could probably say that as well, but the core of that truly and…

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…

Second Half Of North Dakota Legislative Session Begins

BISMARCK, N.D. — State lawmakers are back in Bismarck for the second half of the legislative session. North Dakota Public Radio’s Dave Thompson says the biggest item facing lawmakers is the multi-million dollar bonding bill, much of that for the FM Diversion Project. “As it stands right now, it’s $680 million for bonding, with virtually all of the money going…

Ames Construction Gets Second Contract For FM Diversion Project Work

$59 million to build a flow control structure on the Wild Rice River

FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded its second contract for the $2.75 billion Red River diversion project. A $59 million project to build a flow control structure on the Wild Rice River will be built by Ames Construction out of Burnsville, Minnesota. The concrete structure with two gates will be located about 7 miles south of…

Diversion Authority Goes After Buffalo-Red River Watershed District

In June, the district voted 4-2 to deny the permit application submitted by the Diversion Authority

BECKER CO, MN — Another complaint is filed over the multi-billion dollar Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project. The Diversion Authority filed the complaint with the Minnesota District Court in Becker County against the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District. In June, the district voted 4-2 to deny the permit application submitted by the Diversion Authority. The entities had worked together to develop additional permit…

FM Diversion Board of Authority Appeals Permit Decision By BRRWD

Buffalo-Red River Watershed District voted to deny a permit for the project

FARGO, ND — The Diversion Board of Authority has voted to appeal the decision by the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District to deny a permit for the project. The authority has directed its legal counsel to explore all other legal actions as well. They also claim the BRRWD voted to deny the permit without notifying the public or the permit applicant….

Permit Denied For FM Diversion Project By Buffalo-Red River Watershed District

The Diversion Authority is already consulting with its lawyers about what the next step should be

FARGO, ND — The Buffalo-Red River Watershed District has voted against issuing a permit for the FM Diversion project. Chair of the FM Diversion Authority, Mary Scherling, says she is disappointed but hopes the two sides can still work out a compromise. The Diversion Authority is already consulting with its lawyers about what the next step should be. Scherling says…

Judge Allows Non-Waterway Work To Resume On FM Diversion Project

The project has been challenged by upstream residents who argue the project will lead to more flooding on their land

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — A federal judge has cleared the way for some work to resume on a massive flood control project in the Fargo-Moorhead area. District Judge John Tunheim on Monday ruled work could resume on certain portions of a $2.2 billion diversion aimed at steering the Red River safely past the cities in times of flooding. Fargo and Moorhead have…