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US DISTRICT COURT SIDES WITH NORTH DAKOTA IN WOTUS DECISION

March 23, 2018

Another Court Victory for the State
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem applauds the Order issued today by U.S. Magistrate Judge Alice Senechal granting North Dakota’s request to proceed with its challenge to the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) Rule.


ANOTHER PHONY CHARITY OPERATOR BANNED IN NORTH DAKOTA

March 21, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a Cease and Desist Order today against James Michael Austin, banning him from conducting business in North Dakota. Austin created a phony charity, Red Cross of Americas, Inc.


STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION SOCIAL EVENT

March 20, 2018

The State Board of Higher Education did not violate the open meetings laws when the Board chair gave a welcome at a social event and made reference to the agenda for the Board’s meeting the next day, because those comments were purely ministerial in nature.


UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS BANNED

March 14, 2018

Two unlicensed contractors - Collin Strehlow, dba NailedIt Home Improvements, and Anthony "Tony" Ronald Cline - have been banned from doing business in North Dakota after a district court found they had violated consumer fraud and licensing laws.


NORTH DAKOTA TO RECEIVE $34 MILLION IN TOBACCO SETTLEMENT

March 13, 2018

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today announced a settlement agreement that will release over $34 million belonging to North Dakota that has been held in an escrow account during a decade-long dispute between the state and the major tobacco companies.


EXECUTIVE SESSION AUTHORIZED UNDER EXPANDED DEFINITION OF ATTORNEY CONSULTATION

March 7, 2018

The definition of “attorney consultation” was expanded in the 2017 Legislative Session. The City of Lincoln did not violate the law when it held an executive session to receive advice from the city attorney on the risks, strengths and weaknesses of possible actions moving forward regarding labor and employment complaints made by a city employee. 


STENEHJEM STATEMENT ON NOMINATION OF BCI DIRECTOR DALLAS CARLSON AS NEXT US MARSHAL FOR NORTH DAKOTA

March 6, 2018

"I congratulate Dallas Carlson on his nomination by President Trump today as the US Marshal for North Dakota. Dallas has served North Dakota law enforcement well over his distinguished career, and ... 


CITY’S REMEDIAL STEPS SUFFICIENT TO REMEDY MEETING NOTICE VIOLATION

February 16, 2018

The city of Wildrose did not properly provide notice of a special meeting, in violation of the law. However, as the city held a subsequent properly noticed special meeting to discuss and confirm the actions at the improper meeting, and published minutes of the improperly noticed meeting, the city’s remedial steps were sufficient to remedy the violation.


JAMESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL TAKES STATE “LIFESMARTS” CHAMPIONSHIP

February 14, 2018

Jamestown High School Team #1 won the state LifeSmarts championship and will be representing North Dakota in the national competition. Tioga High School took second place.


LIFESMARTS STATE FINALS TOMORROW

February 13, 2018

Ten teams of students from seven North Dakota High Schools will compete in the LifeSmarts state finals in Bismarck tomorrow, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.