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DISTRICT COURT BANS FM MECHANICAL FROM DOING BUSINESS IN NORTH DAKOTA

September 13, 2021

Following legal action by the Attorney General’s consumer protection division, on September 3, 2021, the Cass County District Court banned contractor Steve Mitchell, doing business as FM Mechanical, from doing business in North Dakota


PUBLIC ENTITY MUST COMMUNICATE REASON FOR DELAY

September 3, 2021

A public entity has an obligation to provide requested records within a reasonable time and to communicate to the requester the reason for any delay in responding.


MEETING NOTICE REQUIREMENTS

August 26, 2021

The City of Velva properly posted and filed the notice of a special meeting.


STENEHJEM ASKS COURT TO ORDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RESUME QUARTERLY OIL & GAS LEASING IN NORTH DAKOTA

August 24, 2021

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has filed a motion asking Judge Daniel Traynor in federal District Court in Bismarck to order the Bureau of Land Management to resume conducting quarterly oil and gas lease sales in North Dakota.


PRIZE NOTIFICATION SCAM STILL FINDING VICTIMS

July 20, 2021

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem warns all North Dakotans that the best way to stop a scam is to simply hang up. Every day the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection division receives reports from people who have lost money to scams.


ATTORNEY GENERAL INVESTIGATES STEPHEN W. HILL FOR CONSUMER FRAUD VIOLATIONS

July 15, 2021

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is advising all North Dakotans to be on the alert for unlicensed contractor Stephen Webster Hill. 


ONLINE PUBLICATION OF LEGAL NOTICES

July 8, 2021

An official newspaper of a political subdivision must be printed to qualify under the statute.


REQUIREMENTS FOR MINUTES OF MEETINGS

July 8, 2021

The North Prairie Regional Water District violated the open meetings laws when it did not comply with the notice requirements for a special meeting and approved minutes that did not contain all the information required by statute.


DISCUSSIONS HELD DURING PROPERLY NOTICED MEETING

July 8, 2021

As the discussion of an employee’s job performance and compensation were conducted during a properly noticed public meeting of the North Prairie Regional Water District, there was no violation of the law.


NORTH DAKOTA FILES CASE CHALLENGING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S CANCELLATION OF OIL & GAS LEASING IN NORTH DAKOTA

July 8, 2021

Late yesterday afternoon, North Dakota sued the Federal government, including the Department of Interior and the Bureau of Land Management, because BLM has unlawfully cancelled the regularly scheduled auctions of oil & gas leases of public mineral rights in North Dakota that BLM is required by federal law to hold.