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SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE REQUIREMENTS

May 17, 2018

In addition to the regular meeting requirements, notice of a special meeting must be provided to the official newspaper. The New Rockford-Sheyenne School Board did not properly comply with the law because it failed to provide notice of a special meeting to the official newspaper.


CONSENSUS DECISION MADE DURING EXECUTIVE SESSION VIOLATED LAW

May 17, 2018

The West Fargo School Board violated the open meetings law when it took final action during an executive session. A consensus decision is the same as taking a vote, which should be done during the open portion of the meeting.


SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA REQUIREMENTS

May 17, 2018

The Beulah School Board violated the law when it included the vague topic “additions to the agenda” on a special meeting notice. For special meetings, only specific topics listed in the meeting notice may be discussed. The school board also failed to comply with other open meeting requirements for special meetings.


NORTH DAKOTA SUES PURDUE PHARMA FOR DECEPTIVE PROMOTION OF OPIOIDS

May 15, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced today that he has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, the nation’s leading manufacturer of prescription opioids such as OxyContin.


FALLEN OFFICERS REMEMBERED DURING NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

May 14, 2018

On Wednesday May 16, 2018, the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service will be held on the State Capitol grounds in Bismarck beginning at 1:30 pm


NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

April 27, 2018

Tomorrow, April 28, 2018, is national prescription drug “Take Back Day.” Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem reminds North Dakota residents that they can safely dispose of unused prescription and over the counter medications using the state’s year-round Take Back and MedSafe programs.


ATTORNEY GENERAL DETAILS INVESTIGATION OF UNLICENSED BUSINESS FOR ALLEGED FRAUD - Tore Maras-Lindeman, dba “A MAGIC CITY CHRISTMAS”

April 4, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem confirmed today that his office is investigating Minot resident Terpsichore “Tore” Maras-Lindeman, doing business as “A Magic City Christmas,” for alleged violations of the consumer fraud laws and charitable solicitation laws.


COMPASSION CENTER NOT PRESUMED SUBJECT TO CORPORATE FARMING LAW

April 3, 2018

An entity applying to be a medical marijuana compassion center is not presumed to be subject to the corporate farming law and it is up to each entity to review the legal restrictions of that law.


NEW STATE FIRE MARSHAL APPOINTED

April 3, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has appointed Douglas Nelson of Fargo as the new State Fire Marshal. 


DUBIOUS “OFFICERS DOWN” RACE ORGANIZER BANNED FOR FRAUD

March 29, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued a cease and desist order against Thomas Burke of Pennsylvania, for violations of the charitable solicitations and consumer fraud laws. Burke organized “Officers Down 5K” races in North Dakota ...