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CITY’S REMEDIAL STEPS SUFFICIENT TO REMEDY MEETING NOTICE VIOLATION

February 16, 2018

The city of Wildrose did not properly provide notice of a special meeting, in violation of the law. However, as the city held a subsequent properly noticed special meeting to discuss and confirm the actions at the improper meeting, and published minutes of the improperly noticed meeting, the city’s remedial steps were sufficient to remedy the violation.


JAMESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL TAKES STATE “LIFESMARTS” CHAMPIONSHIP

February 14, 2018

Jamestown High School Team #1 won the state LifeSmarts championship and will be representing North Dakota in the national competition. Tioga High School took second place.


LIFESMARTS STATE FINALS TOMORROW

February 13, 2018

Ten teams of students from seven North Dakota High Schools will compete in the LifeSmarts state finals in Bismarck tomorrow, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. 


ACTIVE CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE RECORDS ARE EXEMPT FROM RELEASE

February 9, 2018

The City of Bismarck did not violate the law when it declined to provide certain police records relating to 2016 protests in Morton county, because at the time of the request there were related criminal cases still open or subject to appeal in Morton County.


ALLOWABLE CHARGES FOR PUBLIC RECORDS

February 9, 2018

A public entity is authorized by law to charge $25 per hour, after the first hour, for locating records and may require payment of any estimated charges before locating, redacting, making, or mailing the requested records.


MULTISTATE DRUG SETTLEMENT CHECKS ISSUED

February 9, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem participated in a multistate action against pharmaceutical companies over pricing of a name brand drug and generic versions. Settlement checks were issued earlier this week to individuals with qualifying claims. 


PENNSYLVANIA DISCOUNT TRAVEL COMPANY BANNED IN ND

January 31, 2018

A Pennsylvania man who operates a questionable discount travel service under several fictitious names has been banned from doing business in North Dakota for violating the state’s consumer fraud, transient merchant, and business licensing laws. 


SHERIFFS AUTHORIZED BY STATUTE TO CHARGE MORE FOR OPEN RECORDS

January 30, 2018

County Sheriffs have specific statutory authority to charge a higher amount for copies of public records than is set out in the open records laws. 


US SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH NORTH DAKOTA IN WOTUS DECISION

January 22, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem applauds the US Supreme Court’s unanimous decision this morning recognizing that federal district courts have jurisdiction to hear legal challenges to the “Waters of the US” Rule (WOTUS). 


ILLEGAL ROBOCALLS TOP CONSUMER COMPLAINT IN 2017

January 9, 2018

One in four consumer complaints in 2017 was about an illegal robocall, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.