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FALLEN OFFICERS REMEMBERED DURING NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

May 12, 2017

North Dakota Peace Officer Memorial Service May 17, 2017; “Thin Blue Line” to be displayed on Capitol building

Next week is National Police Week and North Dakota’s fallen law enforcement officers will be remembered and honored during public events at the state capitol and in local communities across the state. On Wednesday May 17, 2017, the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service will be held on the Capitol grounds in Bismarck, beginning at 1:30 pm.


EMAIL TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS VIOLATED LAW

May 12, 2017

The Cass County Commission violated the open meetings law when it provided tacit approval for a decision of the Chair and Vice Chair via email on a matter of public business.  2017-O-04


PERSONNEL ISSUES AND JOB PERFORMANCE ARE PUBLIC MATTERS

May 12, 2017

Personnel issues and job performance are not protected under the open meetings law. The Devils Lake City Commission violated the law when it held a closed executive session to discuss personnel issues and job performance and duties of the city’s police department and staff. 2017-O-03


INFORMATION GATHERING IS SUBJECT TO OPEN MEETINGS LAW

May 12, 2017

All stages of the decision-making process are subject to the open meetings law, including information gathering. The Glen Ullin City Council violated the law when a quorum of city council members met informally with a sales representative to obtain information about equipment rental rates and purchase options, without providing public notice.  2017-O-02


RECORDING OF LAND SURVEY DOCUMENTS

May 12, 2017

A county recorder may not file or record a land surveying document unless it includes the signature and seal of a registered professional land surveyor, even if the document is just part of an exhibit or attachment. 2017-L-03


RECALL PETITION TIME FRAME

May 5, 2017

A local elected official is not subject to recall if the regularly scheduled election occurs within one year of the date the filing officer certifies the recall petition is valid. 2017-L-02


NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

April 27, 2017

Saturday April 29, 2017, is national prescription drug “Take Back Day.” Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem reminds North Dakota residents who want to know how to safely dispose of unused prescription and over the counter medications that they can turn to the state’s year-round Take Back program.


CONSTITUTIONAL CONCEALED CARRY

March 24, 2017

Governor Burgum signed the bill authorizing Constitutional Concealed Carry for North Dakota residents within the state’s borders. The new law takes effect on August 1, 2017.  Until then, you must have a valid concealed weapon license to carry concealed in ND.


UND FIGHTING HAWKS LOGO PRELIMINARY DESIGNS

March 10, 2017

The University of North Dakota lawfully withheld preliminary designs created by SME, Inc. as protected proprietary and trade secret information. 2017-O-01


CONSUMER FRAUD JUDGMENT ISSUES AGAINST WAYNE J. DELORME, JR.

March 7, 2017

The Consumer Protection division sued Wayne Joseph Delorme, Jr., doing business as 3D Home Improvements, for violations of the consumer fraud and contractor licensing laws. Delorme has never had a contractor’s license.