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STATEWIDE CRIME STATISTICS RELEASED

June 25, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today released North Dakota’s crime statistics for 2017. “Overall crime ticked up only slightly last year with a point-four percent increase. The area of greatest concern, however, continues to be the increase in drug arrests, which went up again last year by four-point-four percent,” said Stenehjem.

STATEMENT ON US SUPREME COURT RULING ON SALES TAX

June 21, 2018

"This is a victory for North Dakota’s brick and mortar retailers who have had to compete with online retailers that don’t collect sales or use taxes from their customers," Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

FAKE IRS SCAM CALL MADE TO GOVERNOR BURGUM

June 5, 2018

Scam artists left a recorded message for Governor Burgum yesterday evening. The Governor recognized the message as a “Fake IRS” scam call and his staff notified the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection division.

NORTH DAKOTA SUES PURDUE PHARMA FOR DECEPTIVE PROMOTION OF OPIOIDS

May 15, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced today that he has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, the nation’s leading manufacturer of prescription opioids such as OxyContin.

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EXPIRED RENAISSANCE ZONE DESIGNATION

July 16, 2018

If a city does not apply for an extension of its Renaissance Zone designation, it will expire. Once a Renaissance Zone designation expires, a city may not be approved for a new or reestablished renaissance zone.

RESPONSE REQUIRED EVEN IF REQUESTED RECORDS DO NOT EXIST

July 16, 2018

A public entity is required by law to notify a requester if the requested records do not exist. The City of Sentinel Butte violated the law when it failed to respond to a request for records that it did not possess.

USE OF TEXT MESSAGES FOR MINISTERIAL MATTERS

July 2, 2018

The Kenmare Public School Board’s use of group text messaging for purely ministerial matters, such as setting meeting dates or reminders of upcoming deadlines, did not violate the law. 

JOINT PUBLIC ENTITY MUST POST MEETING NOTICES AT EACH JURISDICTION

July 2, 2018

When an entity serves two public entities, notices of meetings must be posted at each jurisdiction.  The Bismarck-Mandan Mayors’ Committee for People with Disabilities alternates its regular meeting location between the two cities it serves.  The Committee violated the law when it posted notice of its May 2018, meeting only in the city where that meeting would be held.