RENEW ND Protect, connect, and beautify Downtowns and riverfront
Creating a beautiful river connection while protecting downtown has been a long time coming. Being a small part of the 2001 - 2002 Downtown Framework plan as a citizen was fun and that plan, in tangen... Posted on 10/1/13 at 8:00 AM
THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Flood Aftermath in Europe
Produced together with sister column: The Flensburg Files
Clean-up of flooded areas underway. Several small crossings destroyed by flooding, mostly concrete beam bridges. Others doomed due to damag... Posted on 7/2/13 at 4:59 PM
THE NEW FORTY If they stay, they pay.
Well, it seems the City of Moorhead is contemplating a new approach to addressing sandbagging costs in areas that are offered buyouts. The new proposed approach focuses on homeowners who don't take th... Posted on 5/29/13 at 10:49 PM
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Tonight's public input meeting was so crowded, the Army Corps of Engineers split it in two, holding one meeting at 6 o'clock, then another at 7:30. Tonight, the Corps laid out three options; a Minnesota diversion, a North Dakota diversion, and a levee plan along the river.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A sign of moving forward on permanent flood solutions in the Fargo, Cass County area, Governor John Hoeven signed a bill today to appropriate 310-million dollars to the State Water Commission for vital water projects and infrastructure statewide.
Valley City, ND (WDAY TV) - Valley City leaders are talking dike removal with water levels there going below flood stage over the weekend. The city is now taking bids from local contractors, but they're not the only ones hoping to collect the city's clay. As Valley City looks for ways to get rid of some of its clay, Barnes County townships are trying to get some, to repair damaged roads. It’s an expensive project which farmers especially need done quickly.
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Dakota and Minnesota officials pledged cooperation Tuesday to swiftly develop permanent flood protection in the Red River Basin where residents scrambled to stave off rising waters this spring. Congressional leaders from the two states, along with North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and local leaders to plot strategy after community-wide sandbagging efforts helped save the cities of Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., in April.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Governors, Mayors, and members of Congress will try and convince lawmakers in Washington, D.C., there's a need for permanent flood protection in the Red River Valley. Much of the time will be spent with the Corps of Engineers who will head the potential future projects. In terms of permanent solutions this is where the magic needs to happen, along the Red River, on both sides which is why Minnesota and North Dakota have joined forces to rally support on Capitol Hill.
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