News

ANOTHER FRAUDULENT CONTRACTOR BANNED

August 20, 2018

The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division sued Joshua James Vance of West Fargo, ND, doing business as JMB Builders, Inc. and JMB Builders, LLC, for violations of the consumer fraud law and contractor licensing laws. 


NORTH DAKOTA PREVAILS IN MINNESOTA LAWSUIT AGAIN

August 14, 2018

The seven year battle between North Dakota and the State of Minnesota may now be at an end, with the affirmance of an award of attorney fees imposed against the Minnesota officials named in the suit.


FREE SPEECH BUFFER ZONE AT POLLING PLACE

August 7, 2018

In order to protect voters from being approached from solicitation for sale or gathering of signatures, the statutory 100 feet free speech buffer zone may be measured from outside any entrance leading into a polling place.


JAG AND LOTTERY GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

August 1, 2018

The Office of Attorney General is now accepting applications for JAG and Lottery Grant funds for 2019. The Application is on the Grants page. 


STENEHJEM RESPONSE TO ND SUPREME COURT DECISION

July 30, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said, “I am very pleased with today’s decision, particularly the Supreme Court’s recognition of the important principles raised in the cross-petition...."


CONSUMER FRAUD JUDGMENT ISSUED AGAINST DAKOTA POLE BUILDINGS INC.

July 27, 2018

The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection division sued Matt D. Lano of LaMoure, ND, doing business as Dakota Pole Buildings, Inc., for violations of the consumer fraud and contractor licensing laws. Neither Lano nor his business has ever held a contractor’s license.


NORTH DAKOTA DEMANDS FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT FOR COSTS RELATED TO PIPELINE PROTESTS

July 20, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today filed a claim seeking $38 million from the federal government to reimburse the State of North Dakota for costs related to the protests over the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).


TOWNSHIP HELD SPECIAL MEETING BUT DID NOT POST NOTICE

July 19, 2018

McKenzie Township violated the open meetings law when it held a special meeting but did not provide public notice. The township must amend the minutes to add additional details of the discussions held during the meeting.


FINAL ACTION TAKEN DURING EXECUTIVE SESSION VIOLATED LAW

July 19, 2018

The City of Lincoln violated the law when it took final action during the executive session portion of two special meetings.


EXPIRED RENAISSANCE ZONE DESIGNATION

July 16, 2018

If a city does not apply for an extension of its Renaissance Zone designation, it will expire. Once a Renaissance Zone designation expires, a city may not be approved for a new or reestablished renaissance zone.