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STENEHJEM STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO 8TH CIRCUIT DECISION TODAY

June 13, 2019

In an opinion issued today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed the preliminary injunction blocking the proposed acquisition of Mid Dakota Clinic by Sanford Health, which injunction was issued by the US District Court in the antitrust case brought by Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and the Federal Trade Commission on June 11, 2017.


INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION DID NOT VIOLATE OPEN RECORDS LAW

May 24, 2019

The Industrial Commission did not violate the open records law by withholding records in an application because those records had previously been designated as confidential.


CITY AUTHORITY TO ENACT ORDINANCES SIMILAR TO STATE CRIMINAL LAW

May 14, 2019

A city may not enact an ordinance similar to or identical to a state criminal law unless given specific statutory authority to regulate that area.


FALLEN OFFICERS REMEMBERED DURING NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

May 14, 2019

On Wednesday May 15, 2019, the state's annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service will be held on the Capitol grounds in Bismarck, beginning at 1:00 pm.


DISCUSSIONS NOT SUBJECT TO MEETING NOTICE REQUIREMENTS

May 13, 2019

The city of Napoleon did not violate the law because the discussions by the mayor and two council members were not subject to open meetings requirements.


STENEHJEM AND ATTORNEYS GENERAL NATIONWIDE URGE CONGRESS TO PASS SAFE BANKING ACT

May 9, 2019

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem co-sponsored a bipartisan effort involving 38 states and territorial Attorneys General, urging Congress to pass the federal Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act (H.R. 1595) and give legal marijuana-related businesses access to the federal banking system. 


RESPONSE REQUIRED EVEN IF NO RECORDS EXIST

May 3, 2019

The City of Mandan did not have any records but failed to inform the requester within a reasonable time that no records existed.


STENEHJEM PRAISES COURT’S NAWS RULING

May 3, 2019

The 2002 legal challenge to the Northwest Area Water Supply project has likely come to an end, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.  


STUDS TO RUGS INC., BANNED FROM DOING BUSINESS IN NORTH DAKOTA

April 18, 2019

Fargo contractor and business owner Timothy Rosene, is barred from doing business in North Dakota for at least the next five years, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.


DISCOVERY PROCESS MUST BE USED TO OBTAIN RECORDS FOR PENDING LAWSUIT

April 16, 2019

Records relating to an ongoing lawsuit involving a public entity must be obtained through the discovery process, not the open records laws.