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For 36 years Tim Fox has been Wilkin County’s lawyer. The county’s only prosecutor, Tim has been Wilkin’s chief law enforcement officer on everything from speeding tickets to murder cases. In a community where everyone is acquainted and most defendants are constituents – this is no simple task.

  • U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.
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I’ve heard from an electrician from Bismarck who works 50-70 hours a week to keep North Dakotans’ homes and businesses functioning. If he doesn’t go to work, he won’t get paid and can’t put food on the table for his family. I’ve heard from a veteran from Williston who served two tours in Ira…

  • JPA Editorial Team
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The St. Paul District of the U.S. Army Corps and the Fargo Diversion Authority say they don’t need a North Dakota state permit to build a dam and reservoir south of Fargo for their project. They sent a letter to the North Dakota State Water Commission saying, “A dam permit is not a legal pre…

  • JPA Editorial Team
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They missed it, again. The headlines for regional radio, TV, Internet and newspaper said “The court threw out the lawsuit against the Diversion Authority.”

  • JPA Editorial Team
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It can only be panic. How else can you explain the demand for absolute allegiance by the Diversion Authority and the apparent submission of Clay County and the city of Moorhead?

  • JPA Editorial Team
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There was a board game sold about 10 years ago called “So Sue Me!” described as, “An exciting new legal board game that turns litigation into a game of fun.”

  • Daily News Editorial Board
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While riding along the roads leading into, out of and around Richland County, pay attention to which branch of government maintains them. You’ll often be able to tell by street signs and road markers.

  • JPA Editorial Team
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Minnesota has no say in the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion decisions. The Joint Powers Agreement which created the Diversion Authority gave the three North Dakota members twice the votes of the three Minnesota members. Any conflict or dispute is designed to go Fargo’s way as North Dakota members h…

  • JPA Editorial Team
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Lipstick on a pig. It was in living color at the Diversion Authority’s celebration over the 2017 federal budget proposal. In a post announcement news conference, Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney and friends painted enough rouge and eyeliner for the unsuspecting news crews to make a beautician blush. …

  • Perry Miller, Richland County Commissioner 2002-2014
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Shocked! In a recent letter, Cass County Commissioner and Diversion Authority board member Ken Pawluk ridiculed the calling for “nothing less than a re-do” of the current Fargo-Moorhead dam/diversion project by upstream resident Shelley Lewis. Pawluk claims he was “shocked” at this statement…

  • JPA Editorial Team
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Fargo made news recently by hiring New York lawyers who charge $1,000 an hour. Spending money on lawyers is nothing new for the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority. To date, this committee has paid out more than $4.7 million to lawyers.

  • JPA Editorial Team
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In an article published last week a Forum employee dutifully conveyed the message that the Diversion Authority will seek to raise taxes yet again to pay for Fargo’s diversion project. Mayor Mahoney’s message was “... if you extended the sales tax, it wouldn’t increase your taxes.” The sales …

  • JPA Editorial Team
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In the old days, Gypsies wrapped in scarves would sit in front of glass globes in darkened trailers deep in the woods to foretell the fates of the anxious customers in front of them.

  • JPA Editorial Team
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Municipal Fargo leaders have asserted that because they are using the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in their locally-sponsored flood control project, they are free to dam the Red River and flood tens of thousands of acres of Minnesota.

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