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OBLIGATION TO RESPOND TIMELY TO RECORD REQUESTS

August 23, 2017

A public entity’s response to a record request cannot be delayed until the next meeting simply to enable the governing body to give permission to release the records. 2017-O-06


ACTIVE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE RECORDS ARE EXEMPT FROM RELEASE

August 23, 2017

The Morton County Sheriff’s Office and State’s Attorney did not violate the law when they declined to provide records, including photographs and video, relating to specific incidents occurring during 2016 protests in Morton county, because the criminal investigation of those incidents is ongoing. 2017-O-05


TWO UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS BANNED

August 17, 2017

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued a cease and desist order banning Kevin Imlay and Kody Franklin, both from Crosby, ND, from conducting business in North Dakota.


STATE’S TWELVE YEAR FIGHT WITH CANADA OVER WATER PROJECT COMING TO END

August 11, 2017

Stenehjem Applauds Court’s Ruling
The twelve year long court proceedings that have delayed construction of the Northwest Area Water Supply project may finally be at an end, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. 


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.