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STUDENT ATHLETES MAY RECEIVE MATCHED FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS BASED ON ACADEMIC MERITS

May 18, 2020

Higher Education Challenge Grant matching funds may indirectly benefit athletics; students who are also athletes may receive eligible scholarships so long as the basis for the scholarship is academic rather than athletic.


DISCUSSION OF PERSONNEL MATTERS

May 18, 2020

The city of Napoleon properly noticed its meeting, but then violated the law when it discussed personnel matters during an executive session. A public entity may not hold an executive session to discuss personnel matters even though it might be uncomfortable to discuss an employee’s job performance, evaluation, or termination at an open meeting


FALLEN OFFICERS REMEMBERED DURING NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

May 13, 2020

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem reminds citizens that this week is National Police Week, a time to recognize and honor the men and women in law enforcement who protect and serve our communities. 


STENEHJEM STATEMENT ON PHMSA DECISION AFFECTING BAKKEN CRUDE OIL

May 11, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem: "I am pleased that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration agreed with North Dakota’s position that the State of Washington does not have authority to regulate the transportation of Bakken crude oil ..."


STENEHJEM, MIDWEST ATTORNEYS GENERAL URGING FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF MEAT PACKING INDUSTRY PRACTICES

May 5, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and the Attorneys General from ten other Midwestern states are urging the Department of Justice to pursue a federal investigation into suspected national price fixing by meat packers in the cattle industry.


EXECUTIVE SESSION ANNOUNCEMENT

April 29, 2020

The Bismarck Public School District’s announcement that the executive session was to discuss "complaints raised to the district" was sufficiently detailed because at the time of the meeting, the complaints themselves were confidential.


STATE’S NEW MEDICAID FRAUD UNIT PROSECUTES FIRST CASE

April 13, 2020

The state’s new Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has filed charges to begin prosecution of its first case, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. 


STENEHJEM - DON’T BE FOOLED BY A CORONAVIRUS SCAM

April 2, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem reminds North Dakota residents to check the facts to avoid being fooled by a coronavirus-related scam.


SURGE IN SWEEPSTAKES SCAMS

April 1, 2020

Scam artists are profiting from unsuspecting elderly North Dakotans during this time of social distancing and social isolation, warned Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.


OPEN GOVERNMENT EVEN MORE IMPORTANT DURING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

March 18, 2020

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued guidance to public entities in response to questions about open meeting requirements during the current Coronavirus public health crisis.