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“BAKKEN ORGANIZED CRIME STRIKE FORCE” ANNOUNCED FOR WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA

June 3, 2015

Acting US Attorney Chris Myers and ND Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem held a joint announcement in Bismarck today, to announce the formation of the “Bakken Organized Crime Strike Force.” 


FAKE IRS CALLS – SCAM ARTISTS GETTING DESPERATE

May 22, 2015

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem warns all North Dakotans that scam artists are now so desperate to find new victims of the IRS scam that they are claiming to be calling from the Attorney General’s office. 


NORTH DAKOTA’S “BLUE ALERT” SYSTEM IS READY

May 20, 2015

North Dakota’s “Blue Alert” system is live, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. A Blue Alert is activated when there is a suspect at large who has killed or caused serious injury to a law enforcement officer or if an officer has been abducted or is missing. 


STENEHJEM BANS COLORADO CONTRACTOR FROM DOING BUSINESS IN NORTH DAKOTA

May 15, 2015

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued a cease and desist order banning Brad Harper, doing business as Hawkeye Homes and Fox Fire Homes, from conducting business in the state. 


FLORIDA COMPANY BANNED FOR ISSUING FRAUDULENT BUSINESS SOLICITATIONS

May 14, 2015

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today issued a Cease & Desist order banning a Florida company from doing any further business in this state. “Annual Business Services, LLC” used the address of a mail forwarding service in Bismarck to create the impression that it was a North Dakota entity. 


PUBLIC INVITED TO NORTH DAKOTA PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL SERVICE

May 11, 2015

The state’s fallen law enforcement officers will be remembered on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The North Dakota Peace Officer Memorial service will be held in Bismarck on the capitol grounds beginning at 1:30 pm. It is open to the public.


FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT GRANTS STATE’S MOTION TO JOIN CHALLENGE OF BLM’S AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE FRACKING REGULATIONS

April 24, 2015

The Federal District Court for the District of Wyoming has now issued an order permitting North Dakota to intervene as a party, joining the State of Wyoming, in a challenge to the US Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) authority to impose federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing practices.


STENEHJEM URGES CONSUMERS TO MAKE SURE CONTRACTOR IS FULLY LICENSED BEFORE PUTTING MONEY DOWN

March 9, 2015

Two unlicensed contractors - Amador Construction and OakHill Construction - have been banned from doing business in North Dakota, for a total of fourteen unlicensed contractors banned since January last year, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. 


AFTER WARNINGS ISSUED, SCAMMERS TRY NEW TACTICS

March 6, 2015

Earlier this week, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a warning to consumers about the IRS Enforcement Scam. Today, the scam artists are trying a new tactic in the hope of convincing consumers that this time, the call is legitimate.


NATIONAL CONSUMER PROTECTION WEEK March 1-7, 2015

March 5, 2015

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joins federal, state and local organizations in recognizing the annual National Consumer Protection Week, which runs through March 7, 2015.