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CONSUMERS WARNED TO BEWARE OF FAKE CHARITIES

November 14, 2018

In the wake of recent national disasters, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem warns consumers to be aware of phony “look alike” charities. The Consumer Protection division recently received a judgment against several phony charities operating in North Dakota.

NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY – Saturday October 27, 2018

October 25, 2018

Saturday October 27, 2018, is National Take Back Day, and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem reminds all North Dakota residents that there are more than 160 locations across the state at which they can safely dispose of unused prescription drugs such as pain medications and anti-depressants.

NEW DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO HEAD THE BUREAU OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

October 25, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has appointed Deputy Director Lonnie Grabowska as the new Director of the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). The BCI is a division of the Attorney General’s office. Grabowska takes over from Dallas Carlson, who was confirmed as US Marshal for North Dakota earlier this month.

STENEHJEM JOINS FELLOW ATTORNEYS GENERAL IN CONTINUING FIGHT TO STOP ILLEGAL ROBOCALLS AND SPOOFING

October 9, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined a bipartisan coalition of Attorneys General calling on the Federal Communications Commission to create new rules to allow telephone service providers to block more illegal robocalls being made to unsuspecting consumers in North Dakota and across the country.

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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.