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BOGUS WORK AT HOME ONLINE JOB OFFER USES BISMARCK ADDRESS

May 21, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem warns that scam artists are taking advantage of the current unemployment crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic to create bogus websites offering phony “work from home” opportunities.

FALLEN OFFICERS REMEMBERED DURING NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

May 13, 2020

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem reminds citizens that this week is National Police Week, a time to recognize and honor the men and women in law enforcement who protect and serve our communities. 

STENEHJEM STATEMENT ON PHMSA DECISION AFFECTING BAKKEN CRUDE OIL

May 11, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem: "I am pleased that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration agreed with North Dakota’s position that the State of Washington does not have authority to regulate the transportation of Bakken crude oil ..."

STENEHJEM, MIDWEST ATTORNEYS GENERAL URGING FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF MEAT PACKING INDUSTRY PRACTICES

May 5, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and the Attorneys General from ten other Midwestern states are urging the Department of Justice to pursue a federal investigation into suspected national price fixing by meat packers in the cattle industry.

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DISCUSSION DURING SPECIAL MEETING RELATED TO TOPIC LISTED ON AGENDA

May 20, 2020

The Williams County School Board #8 did not violate the law when a board member made a suggestion about an alternate option during the discussion of a properly noticed agenda item, because the suggestion was related to and within the scope of the topic listed on the agenda.

STUDENT ATHLETES MAY RECEIVE MATCHED FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS BASED ON ACADEMIC MERITS

May 18, 2020

Higher Education Challenge Grant matching funds may indirectly benefit athletics; students who are also athletes may receive eligible scholarships so long as the basis for the scholarship is academic rather than athletic.

DISCUSSION OF PERSONNEL MATTERS

May 18, 2020

The city of Napoleon properly noticed its meeting, but then violated the law when it discussed personnel matters during an executive session. A public entity may not hold an executive session to discuss personnel matters even though it might be uncomfortable to discuss an employee’s job performance, evaluation, or termination at an open meeting

EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

April 29, 2020

The Bismarck Public School District’s announcement that the executive session was to discuss "complaints raised to the district" was sufficiently detailed because at the time of the meeting, the complaints themselves were confidential.