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TREE REMOVAL COMPANY BANNED IN ND

October 19, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued a cease and desist order banning Chris Gustafson of Becker, Minnesota, doing business as Nature’s Way Tree and Landscape, from engaging in contracting in North Dakota. 

STUDENT LOAN CONSOLIDATION SCAMS INVESTIGATED

October 13, 2017

Two California companies, Student Loan Counsel and Progress Advocates Group LLC, have been required to stop doing business in North Dakota after a joint federal and state investigation into fraudulent student loan consolidation and debt consolidation services.

MANITOBA AND MISSOURI APPEAL NAWS PROJECT RULING

October 11, 2017

The court battle over the Northwest Area Water Supply project unfortunately will continue, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. In August, the District Court in Washington, DC concluded that the Environmental Impact Statement for the NAWS project met the requirements of the National Environmental Protection Act. 

TWO UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS BANNED FOR FRAUD

October 2, 2017

The Consumer Protection division obtained civil judgments against Jeremy Meyer of Fargo, doing business as JM Construction & Design, and Cody Fleckenstein of New Salem, dba Prefab Plus, LLC, banning them from doing business in ND for the foreseeable future.

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AGENT OF A PUBLIC ENTITY SUBJECT TO OPEN RECORDS LAW

August 25, 2017

The UND Moot Court Association is an agent of the UND law school because it is funded by, and provides services in place of, the law school. The Moot Court Association is subject to the open records law. 2017-O-07.

OBLIGATION TO RESPOND TIMELY TO RECORD REQUESTS

August 23, 2017

A public entity’s response to a record request cannot be delayed until the next meeting simply to enable the governing body to give permission to release the records. 2017-O-06

ACTIVE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE RECORDS ARE EXEMPT FROM RELEASE

August 23, 2017

The Morton County Sheriff’s Office and State’s Attorney did not violate the law when they declined to provide records, including photographs and video, relating to specific incidents occurring during 2016 protests in Morton county, because the criminal investigation of those incidents is ongoing. 2017-O-05

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