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ATTORNEY GENERAL WAYNE STENEHJEM

January 28, 2022

It is with the utmost sadness that the Office of Attorney General announces that Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem passed away unexpectedly on Friday January 28, 2022. 


HETTINGER PUBLIC SCHOOL VIOLATED OPEN MEETING LAW

January 19, 2022

Hettinger Public School Board violated the open meetings law by holding an executive session without the proper legal authority and then by discussing topics outside those that were announced.


UNREASONABLE DELAY IN RESPONDING TO RECORDS

January 19, 2022

Stark County Commission violated the law when it took eleven days to acknowledge a request for records, failed to communicate with the requester about the delay, and ultimately took more than two months to provide the records.


ATTORNEY GENERAL STENEHJEM WORKS TO STOP INTERNATIONAL SCAM CALLS

January 14, 2022

This week, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined a bipartisan group of attorneys general in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt measures to help stem the tide of foreign-based illegal robocalls that attempt to scam Americans. 


GROSS PRODUCTION AND OIL EXTRACTION TAX REVENUE

January 4, 2022

When distributing funds, the Treasurer should not take into account the gross production and oil extraction tax revenue derived from oil and gas exploration and production from wells located on reservation lands.


ETHICS COMMISSION RESTRICTIONS ON CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

December 30, 2021

The requirement for recusal of a public official if there is an appearance of bias to a reasonable person is not manifestly contrary to the federal constitution and therefore likely to be upheld by a court of competent jurisdiction.


NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR MEETINGS HELD REMOTELY

December 17, 2021

Horse Race North Dakota violated the open meetings laws because the notice of its August 26, 2021, meeting did not include the information necessary to join the remotely held meeting or an agenda, and because it failed to provide proper notice to the public.


STENEHJEM: GIFT CARD SCAMS ON THE INCREASE

December 13, 2021

As the holidays approach, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem reminds North Dakotans that gift cards are for gifts. “Only buy gift cards if you are giving them as gifts to family or friends, because gift cards are a favorite tool used by scam artists,” cautioned Stenehjem.


STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL STENEHJEM IN RESPONSE TO NATIONWIDE SUSPENSION OF FEDERAL CONTRACTOR MANDATE

December 7, 2021

Earlier today, federal district court Judge R. Stan Baker in Georgia issued a nationwide preliminary injunction suspending the federal contractor vaccine mandate. “The Biden administration has yet again exceeded its authority in apparent disregard of the Constitution and the rule of law,” said Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.


COURT HALTS CMS FROM ENFORCING VACCINE MANDATE

November 29, 2021

This morning, the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, issued a preliminary injunction halting the Biden Administration from enforcing its vaccine mandate on healthcare workers.