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STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL DREW WRIGLEY

June 24, 2022

Attorney General Drew Wrigley issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court Opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.

ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE RECOVERS SCAM VICTIM’S MONEY

June 24, 2022

The consumer protection division recently was able to recover $47,000 that a scam victim had wired to a fraudster, according to Attorney General Drew Wrigley.

STATE’S SEX OFFENDER WEBSITE OFFERS NEW FEATURES

June 21, 2022

Updates to the state’s sex offender website will make it easier to find detailed information about registered sex offenders. The website rolled out the new features today, said Attorney General Drew Wrigley.

WEST FARGO RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENT INC FINED FOR ILLEGAL GAMING ACTIVITY

June 16, 2022

Attorney General Drew Wrigley has fined the West Fargo Rural Fire Department Inc. and barred it from conducting gaming at two West Fargo bars, after gaming investigators determined the organization had committed significant violations of state gaming laws and administrative rules.

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EXECUTIVE SESSION MUST BE LISTED ON SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

May 19, 2022

Executive sessions must be specifically listed on the agenda for special meetings. The Williston Parks & Recreation District Board violated the open meetings laws because the meeting notice did not state that the only agenda item would be discussed in an executive session.

RECORDING OF EXECUTIVE SESSION IS PROTECTED

May 19, 2022

An executive session not only protects the closed or confidential records but also the governing body’s discussion of those protected records.

ANNOUNCEMENT MUST INCLUDE SPECIFIC LEGAL AUTHORITY FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION

May 13, 2022

When it voted to go into executive session for attorney consultation, the Stark County Commission failed to first announce the specific legal authority for holding the executive session. The Commission must amend its minutes to state the legal authority.

CITY FAILED TO PREPARE AND POST NOTICE OF MEETING

April 6, 2022

The City of Benedict prepared an agenda for a regular meeting but failed to prepare and post a meeting notice. The city has remedied the violation by preparing detailed minutes of the meeting and publishing those minutes in the newspaper.