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STATEWIDE CRIME STATISTICS RELEASED

July 21, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today released North Dakota’s crime statistics for 2016. The report is compiled from information reported by local law enforcement agencies across the state.


ATTORNEYS GENERAL URGE FCC TO ADOPT RULES TO STOP ROBOCALLS

July 6, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined Attorneys General from across the country in submitting comments to the Federal Communications Commission, to urge enactment of new rules to block robocalls and caller ID spoofing.


STENEHJEM APPLAUDS EPA FOR FIRST STEP IN WITHDRAWING WOTUS RULE

June 27, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem applauds the EPA today, which took a step toward withdrawing the unlawful Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. 


STENEHJEM JOINS FTC IN ASKING COURT TO PAUSE MERGER OF SANFORD HEALTH AND MID DAKOTA CLINIC

June 23, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has joined the Federal Trade Commission in asking the federal district court to pause the merger of Sanford Bismarck and Mid Dakota Clinic until the FTC has completed an administrative hearing that will determine the legality of the transaction and any appropriate remedies.


FIRE SAFETY MESSAGE FROM THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL'S OFFICE

June 22, 2017

With the unusually hot and dry weather the State Fire Marshal’s office encourages everyone to make fire safety a priority with any type of open flame, including outdoor cooking devices, smoking materials and recreational fires.  Please check with local authorities regarding burn bans and fireworks.


STENEHJEM JOINS MULTI STATE LETTER TO EPA ON WOTUS REVIEW

June 20, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined a 20-state coalition in a letter asking the Environmental Protection Agency to preserve the States’ role in protecting the nation’s waters. 


GOVERNOR’S VETO AUTHORITY

June 19, 2017

The Governor has the power to veto parts in an appropriation bill that are related to the vetoed appropriation as long as the bill can stand as workable legislation. 2017-L-04


STENEHJEM JOINS ATTORNEYS GENERAL NATIONWIDE IN INVESTIGATING OPIOID MARKETING PRACTICES

June 16, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is working with a bipartisan coalition of Attorneys General across the country in an ongoing investigation to evaluate whether manufacturers have engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing and sale of opioids.  


SWEEPSTAKES SCAMS STILL FINDING VICTIMS

June 14, 2017

Stenehjem: Elderly North Dakotans Particularly Vulnerable 
In the last twelve months, elderly North Dakotans have reported losses of more than $366,000 to sweepstake scams. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said the victims all believed they had won a valuable prize in a sweepstake but had to pay assorted fees and taxes before the prize could be released to them. 


UPGRADING A CLASS 2 CONCEALED WEAPON LICENSE

June 8, 2017

A Class 2 license holder now can upgrade to a Class 1 license by completing the additional testing requirements. Find more information in the Concealed Weapon License section