July 1, 2019
The Beulah Public School did not violate the open meetings laws when three board members separately contacted the Superintendent with questions about an audit, because the discussions did not involve a quorum.
June 28, 2019
Section 3 of Senate Bill 2004, which requires the State Auditor to obtain approval from a legislative committee before conducting audits, likely violates the separation of powers doctrine and would be found unconstitutional by a court.
June 27, 2019
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today released North Dakota’s crime statistics for 2018. The Crime Report is compiled from information reported by local law enforcement agencies across the state.
June 26, 2019
State law requires a real estate appraiser to have a permit to perform appraisals.
June 13, 2019
In an opinion issued today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed the preliminary injunction blocking the proposed acquisition of Mid Dakota Clinic by Sanford Health, which injunction was issued by the US District Court in the antitrust case brought by Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and the Federal Trade Commission on June 11, 2017.
May 24, 2019
The Industrial Commission did not violate the open records law by withholding records in an application because those records had previously been designated as confidential.
May 14, 2019
A city may not enact an ordinance similar to or identical to a state criminal law unless given specific statutory authority to regulate that area.
May 14, 2019
On Wednesday May 15, 2019, the state's annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service will be held on the Capitol grounds in Bismarck, beginning at 1:00 pm.
May 13, 2019
The city of Napoleon did not violate the law because the discussions by the mayor and two council members were not subject to open meetings requirements.
May 9, 2019
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem co-sponsored a bipartisan effort involving 38 states and territorial Attorneys General, urging Congress to pass the federal Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act (H.R. 1595) and give legal marijuana-related businesses access to the federal banking system.