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ATTORNEY GENERAL DETAILS INVESTIGATION OF UNLICENSED BUSINESS FOR ALLEGED FRAUD - Tore Maras-Lindeman, dba “A MAGIC CITY CHRISTMAS”

April 4, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem confirmed today that his office is investigating Minot resident Terpsichore “Tore” Maras-Lindeman, doing business as “A Magic City Christmas,” for alleged violations of the consumer fraud laws and charitable solicitation laws.


COMPASSION CENTER NOT PRESUMED SUBJECT TO CORPORATE FARMING LAW

April 3, 2018

An entity applying to be a medical marijuana compassion center is not presumed to be subject to the corporate farming law and it is up to each entity to review the legal restrictions of that law.


NEW STATE FIRE MARSHAL APPOINTED

April 3, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has appointed Douglas Nelson of Fargo as the new State Fire Marshal. 


DUBIOUS “OFFICERS DOWN” RACE ORGANIZER BANNED FOR FRAUD

March 29, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued a cease and desist order against Thomas Burke of Pennsylvania, for violations of the charitable solicitations and consumer fraud laws. Burke organized “Officers Down 5K” races in North Dakota ...


US DISTRICT COURT SIDES WITH NORTH DAKOTA IN WOTUS DECISION

March 23, 2018

Another Court Victory for the State
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem applauds the Order issued today by U.S. Magistrate Judge Alice Senechal granting North Dakota’s request to proceed with its challenge to the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) Rule.


ANOTHER PHONY CHARITY OPERATOR BANNED IN NORTH DAKOTA

March 21, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a Cease and Desist Order today against James Michael Austin, banning him from conducting business in North Dakota. Austin created a phony charity, Red Cross of Americas, Inc.


STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION SOCIAL EVENT

March 20, 2018

The State Board of Higher Education did not violate the open meetings laws when the Board chair gave a welcome at a social event and made reference to the agenda for the Board’s meeting the next day, because those comments were purely ministerial in nature.


UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS BANNED

March 14, 2018

Two unlicensed contractors - Collin Strehlow, dba NailedIt Home Improvements, and Anthony "Tony" Ronald Cline - have been banned from doing business in North Dakota after a district court found they had violated consumer fraud and licensing laws.


NORTH DAKOTA TO RECEIVE $34 MILLION IN TOBACCO SETTLEMENT

March 13, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today announced a settlement agreement that will release over $34 million belonging to North Dakota that has been held in an escrow account during a decade-long dispute between the state and the major tobacco companies.


EXECUTIVE SESSION AUTHORIZED UNDER EXPANDED DEFINITION OF ATTORNEY CONSULTATION

March 7, 2018

The definition of “attorney consultation” was expanded in the 2017 Legislative Session. The City of Lincoln did not violate the law when it held an executive session to receive advice from the city attorney on the risks, strengths and weaknesses of possible actions moving forward regarding labor and employment complaints made by a city employee.