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Riverbank slumping demonstrates another reason not to allow new homes too close to rivers

Thanks to the Cass County Soil Convervation District and Riverkeepers for the excellent tour of the many river bank failures on the Sheyenne, Red, and Wild Rice Rivers. The attendees included Fargo planning commissioners, three of us city commissioners (The … Continue reading

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Expensive buyouts another reason why Fargo shouldn’t allow homes to be built too close to rivers

Today’s articles on the high cost of buyouts of vulnerable homes too close to rivers is one of the primary reasons I initiated a Fargo setback of 450′ from rivers or 100′ from the floodway whichever is further to prevent … Continue reading

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Back away from rivers with new construction

“Soils near the Red River of the North and its tributaries are inherently weak and natural forces are always moving the river channels.  These soils display weak engineering properties and when exposed to the slopes of the riverbanks and valley … Continue reading

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Not allowing new buildings too close to rivers is important

“Soils near the Red River of the North and its tributaries are inherently weak and natural forces are always moving the river channels.  These soils display weak engineering properties and when exposed to the slopes of the riverbanks and valley … Continue reading

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Finding Fargo’s way to the good life

Thanks to Dr. Roy (Indiana Jones) Hammerling for a fantastic kick-off for the speakers forum as we work together to find Fargo’s way to the good life.  Thanks also to a strong group of citizen designers of the future that … Continue reading

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Another day with a beach in a bag, thanks for an incredible volunteer effort

Thanks to all the incredible students and other volunteers we should be able to place all the sandbags needed to achieve our goal of 41′ today.  We’ve got another beautiful day coming Thursday Partly Cloudy Fargo/Moorhead High: 54° Wind: S/SE … Continue reading

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Sunshine and a beach in a bag!

What a beautiful day to sandbag, the sun burned off the fog around noon, no wind and over 50 degrees! Thanks to all the over 1,400 amazing students and hundreds of other volunteers for working together helping our neighbors and … Continue reading

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