FM DIVERSION

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…

FM Diversion Gets $750 Million in Federal Funding, Injunction Lift Pending

The next step is for a Minnesota judge to lift a temporary injunction that was put on the project

FARGO, N.D. — State and local leaders sign a partnership securing 750 million dollars for the F–M Diversion. The goal of the agreement is to get the project done in six to eight years. “It’s not if we’re going to flood. We are going to flood. Let’s get that permanent protection in place to protect lives and property and over time…

Watershed Group To Hold Public Hearing on Diversion Project

During a packed meeting in Barnesville, the board voted unanimously to hold the hearing at a date and location that have yet to be determined.

BARNESVILLE, MN (KFGO) – The Buffalo-Red River Watershed Board has voted to take the unusual step of holding a public hearing on whether it will issue a permit for the FM Diversion. During a packed meeting in Barnesville, the board voted unanimously to hold the hearing at a date and location that have yet to be determined. With more than…

Army Corps 2019 Work Plan Includes Another $35 Million For Fargo-Moorhead Flood Protection

The funding will cover work on the inlet structure south of Horace, the control structure on the Wild Rice River as well as additional design work

FARGO, ND — More federal money is going into flood protection for Fargo-Moorhead. Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp announced that $35 million is included for flood protection construction in the Army Corps 2019 work plan. Hoeven says the “funding comes at a critical time and will help ensure the project’s procurement process and construction can move forward”. The funding will cover work…

Federal Judge Approves Bypass Construction Near Horace

The bypass work will start next week and will be done as soon as possible

  HORACE, ND — Good news for those dealing with a long detour southwest of Fargo for the past couple of months. A federal judge has approved an agreement between those involved in the FM Diversion Project lawsuit that will allow construction of a bypass to reconnect traffic on Cass County 17 south of Horace. The road was torn-up for…

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…