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ATTORNEYS GENERALS ANNOUNCE MULTISTATE ACTIONS TO ADDRESS OPIOID EPIDEMIC

September 19, 2017

Attorneys generals across the nation have joined together on two separate actions to address the opioid epidemic that has reached crisis proportions, announced  Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. “In North Dakota, there were 20 drug overdose deaths in 2013, and that number tripled to 61 in 2015,” said Stenehjem. “And it’s getting worse.”


STENEHJEM, ATTORNEYS GENERAL INVESTIGATING EQUIFAX AND ITS RESPONSE TO CONSUMERS

September 15, 2017

Equifax urged to reimburse consumers for the costs of filing credit freezes.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today joined with other Attorneys General from across the country in a letter to Equifax expressing serious concerns about the way it is responding to consumers in the wake of the massive data breach affecting 143 million people.


EQUIFAX SECURITY BREACH

September 12, 2017

Nearly a Quarter of a Million North Dakotans Affected

In the wake of last week’s announcement by Equifax that personal information of more than 143 million Americans may have been stolen by hackers, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem urges North Dakotans to take immediate steps to protect against identity theft. 


DISSOLUTION OF DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION

August 31, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced that the dissolution of Dickinson State University Foundation has reached a final resolution. On August 30, 2017, Stark County District Court Judge Herauf issued an Order adopting the Findings of the Special Master. 


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.


ELECTRONIC PULL TABS

August 24, 2017

Electronic pull tabs and electronic pull tab devices are not yet approved for use in North Dakota. For more information, see Electronic Pull Tabs


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


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.