December 30, 2016
Imposter scams were at the top of this year’s Consumer Complaints categories, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Over one hundred North Dakota residents fell victim to these scams, with individual victims losing thousands of dollars. Included in the “imposter scam” category are the fake IRS calls, the phony grandchild in distress calls, fake sweepstakes and romance scams.
December 29, 2016
The North Valley Arts Council violated the law when a quorum of its member attended a Public Arts Commission meeting where a merger between the two organizations was discussed and approved but NOVAC did not provide notice of their attendance at the meeting. The NOVAC must create detailed minutes of the meeting. Read the Opinion: 2016-O-23
December 23, 2016
State Fire Marshal Jeff Huber reminds everyone to stay safe and warm during this holiday season, and to take proper fire safety precautions. “As everyone gets busier during the holidays, we often become rushed, distracted or tired,” says the State Fire Marshal. “That’s when home fires are more likely to occur.”
December 20, 2016
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed a lawsuit today with the ND Public Service Commission against the U.S. Department of Interior Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) over OSM’s so-called “Stream Protection Rule” under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA).
December 14, 2016
The Fargo City Commission violated the open meetings law when it took final action during a closed executive session. The City instead should have reconvened in an open meeting to make the motion and take a roll call vote. Read the Opinion: 2016-O-22
November 23, 2016
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today issued a Cease and Desist Order, banning Krystle Lester and her business Elite Supplies, of Anaheim, California, from doing business in the state due to alleged violations of the consumer fraud law and refusal to cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation.
November 17, 2016
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced today that his office has completed the initial review of the recent land purchase by Dakota Access, LLC, for compliance with the state’s corporate farming laws.