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NORTH DAKOTA JOINS BIPARTISAN MULTISTATE LAWSUITS AGAINST GOOGLE

December 17, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined a bipartisan coalition of states in two antitrust lawsuits against Google.


STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL WAYNE STENEHJEM IN RESPONSE TO SCOTUS DECISION

December 11, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a statement in response to the decision by the US Supreme Court to dismiss the lawsuit brought by the Texas Attorney General.


STENEHJEM APPLAUDS CORPS OF ENGINEERS’ POLICY CHANGE

December 4, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem was advised late yesterday that the Army Corps of Engineers has reversed course on its policy regarding water withdrawals from the Missouri River, sometimes referred to as the “surplus water rule.”


STENEHJEM STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT DECISION IN DISTRICT 8 ELECTION DISPUTE

November 24, 2020

“The Court’s decision today affirmed my earlier Opinion. This entire exercise was a waste of taxpayer dollars and time, all of which could have been avoided had the Governor come across the hall to receive legal advice from the person who was elected by the citizens of North Dakota to provide legal advice to state officials,” said Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.


STENEHJEM REINSTATES LICENSE FOR POWERHOUSE GAMING

October 14, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has reinstated the license for Powerhouse Gaming, Inc., an electronic pull tab device manufacturer whose license the Attorney General suspended in July, 2020. 


EFFECT OF VOTES CAST FOR A DECEASED CANDIDATE FOR POLITICAL OFFICE

October 13, 2020

A deceased candidate may be declared to have been elected in the event a sufficient number of votes were cast for the candidate, but because a deceased candidate will be unable to discharge the duties of the office at the specified time, the office will be deemed vacant.


NORTH DAKOTA SEEING SCAM CALLS CLAIMING TO BE FROM MEDICARE

October 1, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem advises all North Dakota residents to hang up immediately if they receive a call supposedly from Medicare. The calls are a scam, the latest variation of the “government agency” phishing scam. 


MANDAN POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS

September 30, 2020

The Mandan Police Department violated the open records laws when it improperly redacted information such as the breed, species, color and sex of dogs involved in two dog attack incidents from the records it provided.


BILLINGS COUNTY PROPERLY NOTICED ITS MEETINGS

September 23, 2020

The Billing county commission properly noticed its meetings.


SCHOOL BOARD AUTHORITY TO DONATE OR SELL REAL PROPERTY

September 23, 2020

If neither political subdivision has statutory or home rule authority to donate or sell real property at less than fair market value, a school board may not sell or donate property at less than fair market value to a city as part of a dissolution of a school district through a joint powers agreement.