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September 19, 2017
Attorneys generals across the nation have joined together on two separate actions to address the opioid epidemic that has reached crisis proportions, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. “In North Dakota, there were 20 drug overdose deaths in 2013, and that number tripled to 61 in 2015,” said Stenehjem. “And it’s getting worse.”
September 15, 2017
Equifax urged to reimburse consumers for the costs of filing credit freezes.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today joined with other Attorneys General from across the country in a letter to Equifax expressing serious concerns about the way it is responding to consumers in the wake of the massive data breach affecting 143 million people.
September 12, 2017
Nearly a Quarter of a Million North Dakotans Affected
In the wake of last week’s announcement by Equifax that personal information of more than 143 million Americans may have been stolen by hackers, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem urges North Dakotans to take immediate steps to protect against identity theft.
August 31, 2017
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced that the dissolution of Dickinson State University Foundation has reached a final resolution. On August 30, 2017, Stark County District Court Judge Herauf issued an Order adopting the Findings of the Special Master.
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AGENT OF A PUBLIC ENTITY SUBJECT TO OPEN RECORDS LAW
August 25, 2017
The UND Moot Court Association is an agent of the UND law school because it is funded by, and provides services in place of, the law school. The Moot Court Association is subject to the open records law. 2017-O-07.
OBLIGATION TO RESPOND TIMELY TO RECORD REQUESTS
August 23, 2017
A public entity’s response to a record request cannot be delayed until the next meeting simply to enable the governing body to give permission to release the records. 2017-O-06
ACTIVE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE RECORDS ARE EXEMPT FROM RELEASE
August 23, 2017
The Morton County Sheriff’s Office and State’s Attorney did not violate the law when they declined to provide records, including photographs and video, relating to specific incidents occurring during 2016 protests in Morton county, because the criminal investigation of those incidents is ongoing. 2017-O-05
GOVERNOR’S VETO AUTHORITY
June 19, 2017
The Governor has the power to veto parts in an appropriation bill that are related to the vetoed appropriation as long as the bill can stand as workable legislation. 2017-L-04