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STENEHJEM ALERTS BUSINESSES TO TAKE PROMPT ACTION TO PROTECT OPERATIONS AND PERSONAL INFORMATION

July 29, 2021

Attorney General Stenehjem joins attorneys general across the country in urging businesses and government entities to assess their current data security practices and take appropriate steps to protect operations and consumer data.


PRIZE NOTIFICATION SCAM STILL FINDING VICTIMS

July 20, 2021

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem warns all North Dakotans that the best way to stop a scam is to simply hang up. Every day the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection division receives reports from people who have lost money to scams.


ATTORNEY GENERAL INVESTIGATES STEPHEN W. HILL FOR CONSUMER FRAUD VIOLATIONS

July 15, 2021

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is advising all North Dakotans to be on the alert for unlicensed contractor Stephen Webster Hill. 


ONLINE PUBLICATION OF LEGAL NOTICES

July 8, 2021

An official newspaper of a political subdivision must be printed to qualify under the statute.


REQUIREMENTS FOR MINUTES OF MEETINGS

July 8, 2021

The North Prairie Regional Water District violated the open meetings laws when it did not comply with the notice requirements for a special meeting and approved minutes that did not contain all the information required by statute.


NORTH DAKOTA FILES CASE CHALLENGING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S CANCELLATION OF OIL & GAS LEASING IN NORTH DAKOTA

July 8, 2021

Late yesterday afternoon, North Dakota sued the Federal government, including the Department of Interior and the Bureau of Land Management, because BLM has unlawfully cancelled the regularly scheduled auctions of oil & gas leases of public mineral rights in North Dakota that BLM is required by federal law to hold.  


DISCUSSIONS HELD DURING PROPERLY NOTICED MEETING

July 8, 2021

As the discussion of an employee’s job performance and compensation were conducted during a properly noticed public meeting of the North Prairie Regional Water District, there was no violation of the law.


PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM SCAMMERS

June 29, 2021

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is warning all North Dakota residents about another new twist to an old scam. 


ANNUAL CRIME REPORT RELEASED

June 9, 2021

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today released the annual Crime Report detailing crime statistics for 2020. The report is compiled from information reported by local law enforcement agencies across the state.


COURT ALLOWS DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE TO CONTINUE TO OPERATE

May 21, 2021

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem welcomed Judge Boasberg’s Order today denying the effort to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline from continuing to operate pending completion of a court-ordered Environmental Impact Statement on a short portion of the pipeline where it crosses under the Missouri River.