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TWO UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS BANNED

August 17, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued a cease and desist order banning Kevin Imlay and Kody Franklin, both from Crosby, ND, from conducting business in North Dakota.

STATE’S TWELVE YEAR FIGHT WITH CANADA OVER WATER PROJECT COMING TO END

August 11, 2017

Stenehjem Applauds Court’s Ruling

The twelve year-long court proceedings that have delayed construction of the Northwest Area Water Supply project may finally be at an end, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. 

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.

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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