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ATTORNEYS GENERAL URGE ADMINISTRATION TO INSTRUCT CORPS TO WITHDRAW PROPOSED WATER SUPPLY RULE

August 23, 2019

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is leading a bipartisan group of Western Attorneys General in a letter urging the Trump administration to instruct the Army Corps of Engineers to comply with state water laws and withdraw its proposed Water Supply Rule that would usurp the authority of the states over their own water.

ATTORNEYS GENERAL ANNOUNCE NEW STEPS TO COMBAT ILLEGAL ROBOCALLS

August 22, 2019

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced today that a coalition of 51 Attorneys General has reached an agreement with twelve national telephone companies, under which the phone companies will take immediate steps to help protect customers from illegal robocalls.

ATTORNEYS GENERAL SECURE $600 MILLION FROM EQUIFAX IN SETTLEMENT OF LARGEST DATA BREACH IN HISTORY

July 22, 2019

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today announced that a national coalition of Attorneys General has reached a settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation into a massive 2017 data breach.

ND FILES SUIT TO RECOVER COSTS RELATED TO DAPL PIPELINE PROTESTS

July 18, 2019

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is today filing a lawsuit in federal court in Bismarck, seeking to hold the federal government accountable for $38 million in costs expended by the State related to unlawful conduct that occurred during the protests over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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FARGO PARK DISTRICT VIOLATED OPEN MEETINGS LAW

August 14, 2019

The Fargo Park District violated the law because the meeting notice for a special meeting of its Board of Commissioners did not sufficiently describe the specific topic the commission clearly knew it would be discussing.

SPECIAL MEETINGS HAVE ADDITIONAL PUBLIC NOTICE REQUIREMENTS

July 19, 2019

The City of Surrey violated the open meetings law when it failed to provide notice of its special meetings to the official newspaper.

PUBLIC ENTITY MUST STATE LEGAL AUTHORITY FOR DENYING RECORD

July 19, 2019

A public entity must provide the legal authority for denying all or part of a request for records. The Belcourt School District violated the law by failing to provide the legal authority for a record it withheld.

ALTHOUGH UNINTENTIONAL, DELAY WAS UNREASONABLE

July 18, 2019

Mandan Police Department overlooked a record request in a stack of papers, responding only after being contacted by this office. Although the delay was unintentional, it was unreasonable.