September 15, 2020
The North Dakota Transmission Authority has the statutory authority to acquire an existing transmission facility.
September 1, 2020
Attorney General Stenehjem issued an opinion relating to the authority of water resource districts boards.
JUDGE REJECTS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS TO DISMISS ND LAWSUIT FOR RECOVERY OF COSTS RELATED TO DAPL PROTESTS
August 19, 2020
U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Traynor denied the U.S Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss North Dakota’s lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeking recovery of damages relating to protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2017 and 2018, allowing four out of five of the State’s claims to move forward.
August 5, 2020
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined a bipartisan coalition in sending a letter to the US Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Drug Administration, urging those agencies to use their legal authority to increase the availability of Remdesivir.
July 30, 2020
“We expect this will resolve various disputes over mineral ownership under the lake, and mineral royalties that have been held in suspense by companies for years now can be distributed to their rightful owners,” said Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.
July 23, 2020
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a Cease & Desist Order against three Florida residents Richard Wade, Lemuel Thompson, David Anderson, and Better Business Marketing, Inc., doing business as “Berry Law Group,” for violating North Dakota’s consumer fraud laws.
July 16, 2020
The Department of Health did not violate the law when it declined to provide Information relating to COVID-19 cases contained in protected disease control records.
July 15, 2020
The City of Fargo violated the law when it redacted information from an email because the contents of the email did not fit within the exceptions to the open records law.
July 14, 2020
Attorney General Stenehjem is warning North Dakotans of a recent increase in the number of people reporting scam calls claiming that their social security number had been compromised. Unfortunately, several people have fallen victim to the scam.