Corps holds diversion meeting in Fargo
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a public information meeting about the proposed North Dakota diversion project Thursday.
About 120 community officials and residents attended the presentation, after which the corps fielded questions from the audience.
About a dozen landowners and residents spoke out against the proposal, including concerns over the North Dakota diversion's effectiveness over some of the proposed Minnesota projects the corps also studied.
Cass County Commissioner Darrell Vanyo said most of the comments and concerns have been brought up at previous public meetings with both the corps and county.
Vanyo has said the North Dakota project does the best job of protecting the largest area of residents, including Fargo-Moorhead as the "economic engine" of the region.
The corps will hold a series of landowner meetings next week.