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STATEWIDE CRIME STATISTICS RELEASED

July 21, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today released North Dakota’s crime statistics for 2016. The report is compiled from information reported by local law enforcement agencies across the state.

ATTORNEYS GENERAL URGE FCC TO ADOPT RULES TO STOP ROBOCALLS

July 6, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined Attorneys General from across the country in submitting comments to the Federal Communications Commission, to urge enactment of new rules to block robocalls and caller ID spoofing.

STENEHJEM APPLAUDS EPA FOR FIRST STEP IN WITHDRAWING WOTUS RULE

June 27, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem applauds the EPA today, which took a step toward withdrawing the unlawful Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. 

STENEHJEM JOINS FTC IN ASKING COURT TO PAUSE MERGER OF SANFORD HEALTH AND MID DAKOTA CLINIC

June 23, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has joined the Federal Trade Commission in asking the federal district court to pause the merger of Sanford Bismarck and Mid Dakota Clinic until the FTC has completed an administrative hearing that will determine the legality of the transaction and any appropriate remedies.

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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

EMAIL TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS VIOLATED LAW

May 12, 2017

The Cass County Commission violated the open meetings law when it provided tacit approval for a decision of the Chair and Vice Chair via email on a matter of public business.  2017-O-04

PERSONNEL ISSUES AND JOB PERFORMANCE ARE PUBLIC MATTERS

May 12, 2017

Personnel issues and job performance are not protected under the open meetings law. The Devils Lake City Commission violated the law when it held a closed executive session to discuss personnel issues and job performance and duties of the city’s police department and staff. 2017-O-03

INFORMATION GATHERING IS SUBJECT TO OPEN MEETINGS LAW

May 12, 2017

All stages of the decision-making process are subject to the open meetings law, including information gathering. The Glen Ullin City Council violated the law when a quorum of city council members met informally with a sales representative to obtain information about equipment rental rates and purchase options, without providing public notice.  2017-O-02