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WARN ELDERLY RELATIVES ABOUT SCAMS BEFORE THEY GET A CALL

February 16, 2017

In just the past month, several elderly North Dakotans have fallen victim to the “grandparent” scam, each losing thousands of dollars to scam artists who pretended to be a grandchild supposedly in a dire situation and in desperate need of money.  Stenehjem urged all North Dakota residents to talk to elderly parents and relatives about these scams. 


JAMESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL TAKES STATE “LIFESMARTS” CHAMPIONSHIP

February 8, 2017

Jamestown High School Team #1 won the state LifeSmarts championship and will be representing North Dakota in the national competition. Kindred High School Team 2 and Jamestown High School Team 2 took second and third place, respectively.


STATE FINAL LIFESMARTS COMPETITION TO BE HELD IN BISMARCK

February 7, 2017

Nine teams of students from six North Dakota High Schools will compete in the LifeSmarts state finals this week, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.


RENAISSANCE ZONE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

February 3, 2017

Requirements in the Renaissance Zone Program guidelines issued by the ND Department of Commerce that are not found in statute or administrative rule do not have the force and effect of law.  2017-L-01


VICTIMS HAVE A CENTRAL LOCATION FOR MARSY’S LAW INFORMATION

January 20, 2017

Crime victims, law enforcement and prosecutors now have a central location with information about the recently passed Marsy’s Law, announced Attorney General Stenehjem. Information for victims is on the "Public Safety" page, and the guidelines and state Marsy's Card are on the "Criminal Justice Resources" page of the Attorney General's website.


TOP TEN CONSUMER COMPLAINTS IN 2016

December 30, 2016

Imposter scams were at the top of this year’s Consumer Complaints categories, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Over one hundred North Dakota residents fell victim to these scams, with individual victims losing thousands of dollars. 


ACCIDENT REPORT INFORMATION

December 30, 2016

If an accident report involves a crime and a victim has affirmatively asserted their rights under Marsy’s law, certain contact information may be protected. Read the Opinion: 2016-L-04


NOTICE REQUIREMENTS IF QUORUM ATTENDS MEETING OF ANOTHER PUBLIC ENTITY

December 29, 2016

The North Valley Arts Council violated the law when a quorum of its members attended a Public Arts Commission meeting where a merger between the two organizations was discussed and approved but NOVAC did not provide notice of their attendance at the meeting. Read the Opinion: 2016-O-23


HOLIDAY SAFETY MESSAGE FROM THE NORTH DAKOTA STATE FIRE MARSHAL

December 23, 2016

State Fire Marshal Jeff Huber reminds everyone to stay safe and warm during this holiday season, and to take proper fire safety precautions. “As everyone gets busier during the holidays, we often become rushed, distracted or tired,” says the State Fire Marshal. “That’s when home fires are more likely to occur.”


ND FILES LAWSUIT CHALLENGING NEW DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR COAL MINING RULE

December 20, 2016

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed a lawsuit today with the ND Public Service Commission against the U.S. Department of Interior Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) over OSM’s so-called “Stream Protection Rule” under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA).