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NORTH DAKOTA PART OF MULTISTATE INVESTIGATION INTO GOOGLE’S BUSINESS PRACTICES

September 9, 2019

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem confirmed today that North Dakota is participating in a multistate investigation of Google’s business practices.


RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION

September 3, 2019

An applicant for appointment to the State Board of Higher Education must have been a resident of North Dakota for at least five consecutive years prior to the date the appointment becomes effective.


MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY

August 30, 2019

The Fargo City Commission does not have authority to adopt a resolution to replace the existing airport authority members with members of the city commission.


OLD SCAMS STILL FINDING NEW VICTIMS

August 30, 2019

Variations of old scams making the rounds across North Dakota are still finding new victims, said Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. This year to date, 93 North Dakota residents have reported losses of more than $2.13 million to scams.


ATTORNEYS GENERAL URGE ADMINISTRATION TO INSTRUCT CORPS TO WITHDRAW PROPOSED WATER SUPPLY RULE

August 23, 2019

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is leading a bipartisan group of Western Attorneys General in a letter urging the Trump administration to instruct the Army Corps of Engineers to comply with state water laws and withdraw its proposed Water Supply Rule that would usurp the authority of the states over their own water.


ATTORNEYS GENERAL ANNOUNCE NEW STEPS TO COMBAT ILLEGAL ROBOCALLS

August 22, 2019

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced today that a coalition of 51 Attorneys General has reached an agreement with twelve national telephone companies, under which the phone companies will take immediate steps to help protect customers from illegal robocalls.


FARGO PARK DISTRICT VIOLATED OPEN MEETINGS LAW

August 14, 2019

The Fargo Park District violated the law because the meeting notice for a special meeting of its Board of Commissioners did not sufficiently describe the specific topic the commission clearly knew it would be discussing.


ATTORNEYS GENERAL SECURE $600 MILLION FROM EQUIFAX IN SETTLEMENT OF LARGEST DATA BREACH IN HISTORY

July 22, 2019

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today announced that a national coalition of Attorneys General has reached a settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation into a massive 2017 data breach.


SPECIAL MEETINGS HAVE ADDITIONAL PUBLIC NOTICE REQUIREMENTS

July 19, 2019

The City of Surrey violated the open meetings law when it failed to provide notice of its special meetings to the official newspaper.


PUBLIC ENTITY MUST STATE LEGAL AUTHORITY FOR DENYING RECORD

July 19, 2019

A public entity must provide the legal authority for denying all or part of a request for records. The Belcourt School District violated the law by failing to provide the legal authority for a record it withheld.