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STATE “LIFESMARTS” CHAMPIONS

February 13, 2019

Burke Central High School Team won the state LifeSmarts championship and will be representing North Dakota in the national competition in Florida in April.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPETING FOR CHANCE AT NATIONAL FINALS

February 11, 2019

Fifteen teams of students from nine North Dakota High Schools will compete in the LifeSmarts state finals in Bismarck on Wednesday this week announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. 

SETTLEMENT WITH FOR-PROFIT NATIONAL EDUCATION COMPANY BENEFITS ITS FORMER STUDENTS

January 16, 2019

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced that 151 North Dakota former students of the for-profit education company Career Education Corp will receive student loan debt relief totaling more than $340,000. 

THREE UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS BANNED FROM DOING BUSINESS IN NORTH DAKOTA

January 3, 2019

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued Cease and Desist Orders banning  unlicensed contractors Timothy Jacobson of Fairmount, Tyler Giles of Fargo, and Patrick Peltier of Bottineau, from conducting any further business in the state.

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HIGHWAY TAX DISTRIBUTION FUND

December 14, 2018

Transfers from the highway tax distribution fund to the ethanol production incentive fund to provide incentive payments to ethanol plants pursuant to statute are presumed constitutional until declared otherwise by a court.

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE INSUFFICIENT

December 11, 2018

The city of Belfield violated the law because its special meeting notice did not provide sufficient details about the topic to be discussed or the legal authority for holding an executive session, and the city failed to provide notice to the official newspaper, as required.

CITY OF MANDAN RESPONDED PROMPTLY TO RECORD REQUEST

December 10, 2018

The City of Mandan did not violate the open records law because it promptly responded to the open records request when it was received.

IF YOU WANT TO RECEIVE PERSONAL NOTICE OF MEETINGS, YOU HAVE TO ASK

December 10, 2018

A public entity has no obligation to provide personal notice of its meetings unless an individual submits a request to that public entity. The Bismarck-Mandan Mayors’ Committee for People with Disabilities did not violate the law because Mr. Jordan has never made a request to the Committee to receive personal notice of its meetings.