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DELAY WAS INADVERTENT BUT STILL UNREASONABLE
The Mandan Police Department forwarded requested records to the city administrator in the mistaken belief that he was responding to all the requests the city had received from this requester. The requester did not receive the records for several days. Such a mistake, although inadvertent, was an unreasonable delay.
Read the Opinion: 2014-O-21

INACCESSIBLE PUBLIC RECORDS
November 21, 2014
The state tax department provided all records accessible at the time of the request and agreed to turn over all remaining records as soon as it could access the personal electronic devices on which the records were stored.The department did not violate the open records laws.
Read the Opinion: 2014-O-20

SBHE VIOLATED LAW WHEN IT ASKED THE PUBLIC TO LEAVE AN OPEN MEETING
November 21, 2014
The State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) violated the law when it asked the public to leave an open meeting so that only board members would be present for a consultation regarding the problems the SBHE was having and how to improve the performance of its duties.
Read the Opinion: 2014-O-19

ND RESIDENTS RECEIVING SCAM PHONE CALLS FROM THEIR OWN TELEPHONE NUMBER
November 19, 2014
North Dakota residents across the state have been receiving scam recorded messages that appear to come from their own telephone number, said Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. “Seeing their own telephone number displayed has consumers worried that their phones may have been hacked. Instead, this is simply the latest effort by scam artists trying to trick people into answering the phone,” said Stenehjem.
For more information: Scam Phone Calls

CITY OF MINOT CHARGED IMPERMISSIBLE FEES FOR RECORDS
November 5, 2014
The City of Minot improperly charged a requester for the time the city spent compiling, organizing, forwarding, scanning and printing electronic records, and corresponding with others about the record requests.
Read the Opinion: 2014-O-18

SINGLE CHARGE FOR RESPONDING TO SERIES OF REQUESTS
November 5, 2014
The City of Mandan did not violate the open records law when it treated a series of emails requesting records of a similar subject matter received in a short time as one request in computing the time it spent locating the records, and charged accordingly.
Read the Opinion: 2014-O-17

 

 



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