October 11, 2018
The Divide County Ambulance District Board of Directors violated the law when it failed to properly notice its annual meeting or the business meeting that followed. The Board’s practice of using text messaging and emails to conduct business and take final action also violates the law. Regardless of the use of technology, discussions among board members about public business are meetings, and are subject to the open meeting law requirements.
October 11, 2018
The Williston School Board violated the law when it held an executive session to hold general discussions regarding final candidates for the Superintendent position, and violated the law when the board reached a consensus in the closed meeting. Even when an executive session is authorized, any final action, including a “consensus,” must be taken in the public portion of the meeting.
October 9, 2018
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined a bipartisan coalition of Attorneys General calling on the Federal Communications Commission to create new rules to allow telephone service providers to block more illegal robocalls being made to unsuspecting consumers in North Dakota and across the country.
September 21, 2018
Earlier today, US District Court Judge Daniel Hovland upheld North Dakota’s Corporate Farming Law. The order comes as a result of a lawsuit filed in August 2016 by the North Dakota Farm Bureau and several farmers, who claimed the Corporate Farming Law was unconstitutional.
September 18, 2018
Changes in federal law that take effect on Friday this week will make it even easier to protect consumers’ credit from identity theft, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Beginning September 21, 2018, placing a security freeze on a credit file is free.
September 13, 2018
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem reminds North Dakota residents to ignore any telephone message that threatens them with arrest. These recorded messages are a scam.
August 29, 2018
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined a bipartisan group of 52 state and territory attorneys general calling on Congress to help end the opioid epidemic and close a loophole in federal law that allows those who traffic deadly fentanyl to stay a step ahead of law enforcement.
August 20, 2018
The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division sued Joshua James Vance of West Fargo, ND, doing business as JMB Builders, Inc. and JMB Builders, LLC, for violations of the consumer fraud law and contractor licensing laws.
August 14, 2018
The seven year battle between North Dakota and the State of Minnesota may now be at an end, with the affirmance of an award of attorney fees imposed against the Minnesota officials named in the suit.