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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.

NORTH DAKOTA FILES PETITION SEEKING TO OVERTURN WASHINGTON STATE LAW

July 17, 2019

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced today that North Dakota has filed a petition with the US Department of Transportation seeking to overturn a recently passed Washington State law. 

STATEWIDE CRIME STATISTICS RELEASED

June 27, 2019

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today released North Dakota’s crime statistics for 2018. The Crime Report is compiled from information reported by local law enforcement agencies across the state.

STENEHJEM STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO 8TH CIRCUIT DECISION

June 13, 2019

In an opinion issued today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed the preliminary injunction blocking the proposed acquisition of Mid Dakota Clinic by Sanford Health, which injunction was issued by the US District Court in the antitrust case brought by Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and the Federal Trade Commission on June 11, 2017.

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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.

PRIVATE CITIZEN ORGANIZATION NOT AGENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT

July 18, 2019

Because a private citizen organization was not managed, supervised or overseen by the Dickinson School District, the district did not have an obligation to obtain records from the organization in response to a request for records.