News

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER SCAM CALLS ON THE RISE AGAIN

July 14, 2020

Attorney General Stenehjem is warning North Dakotans of a recent increase in the number of people reporting scam calls claiming that their social security number had been compromised. Unfortunately, several people have fallen victim to the scam.


FRAUDULENT OUT-OF-STATE DEBT COLLECTORS BANNED IN NORTH DAKOTA

July 13, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued three Cease & Desist Orders against fraudulent business operators who violated the state’s consumer fraud and debt collection laws. 


STENEHJEM SUSPENDS LICENSE FOR POWERHOUSE GAMING, INC

July 8, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today suspended the license of Powerhouse Gaming, Inc., after confirming that apparently pirated software was installed in its electronic pull tab devices in the state. 


DISCUSSIONS DURING EXECUTIVE SESSION

July 8, 2020

The executive session discussion between the Williston Public School District #1 and its attorney met the definition of attorney consultation, and was authorized by law.


DISCUSSIONS DURING SPECIAL MEETINGS

July 7, 2020

The Williams County School District #8 and Williston School District #1 did not violate the open meetings laws because the discussions during special meetings were within the context of the posted agenda items.


ANNUAL CRIME REPORT RELEASED

June 23, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today released the annual Crime Report detailing crime statistics for 2019. The report is compiled from information reported by local law enforcement agencies across the state.


STENEHJEM REQUIRES UNLICENSED STUDENT LOAN DEBT RELIEF COMPANY TO PROVIDE REFUNDS

June 11, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has ordered Students Loan Services LLC to issue refunds to North Dakota consumers and to cease doing business in North Dakota until the company is in full compliance with the state’s licensing law.


COUNTY MAY CONTRACT WITH STATE PENITENTIARY TO HOUSE PRETRIAL DETAINEE

June 10, 2020

State law provides authority for a county correctional facility to contract with the ND DOCR to house a pretrial detainee who has unique medical needs.


A POLITICAL PARTY MAY NOT FOREGO THE STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS OF THE PRIMARY ELECTION

June 8, 2020

Current law does not provide a mechanism for a political party to forego the primary election and place its candidate directly on the election ballot.


FRAUDULENT CONTRACTORS BANNED IN NORTH DAKOTA

June 5, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued two Cease & Desist Orders against fraudulent business operators who violated the state’s consumer fraud and licensing laws.