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TRANSCRIPTS OF 911 AUDIO RECORDINGS
September 30, 2014
The Grand Forks Police Department did not violate the law when it denied a request for the transcript of a 911 call because at the time of the request the information contained therein was part of an active criminal investigation, exempt from release.
Read the Opinion: 2014-O-15

STATE AGENCIES LINE ITEM APPROPRIATIONS
September 30, 2014
State agencies may expend the “accrued leave payments” line item as it appears in section 14 of HB 1015 on salaries and wages.
Read the Opinion: 2014-L-14

NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY - September 27, 2014
September 26, 2014
Tomorrow is national prescription drug “Take Back Day.” Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem reminds North Dakota residents who want to know how to safely dispose of unused prescription and over the counter medications that they can turn to the state’s year-round Take Back program. Medications can be dropped into the state's Take Back containers 365 days a year.
For more information - National Drug Take Back Day
Learn about the state's Take Back program
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FERPA ALLOWS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS TO RELEASE CERTAIN RECORDS
September 22, 2014
The NDUS and MSU violated the law because they denied a request for records before determining whether any of the records could be redacted to such an extent that the release would not violate FERPA.
Read the Opinion: 2014-O-14

STATE BOARD OF HIGH EDUCATION MEETING NOTICE WAS MISLEADING
September 22, 2014
A meeting notice posted by the State Board of Higher Education that used vague language to describe the purpose of the meeting coupled with a statement that no Board business would be discussed was misleading because the SBHE knew what would be discussed and that it related to the Board’s business.
Read the Opinion: 2014-O-13

SALE OF REAL PROPERTY FROM DISSOLVED CITY
September 11, 2014
State law is too ambiguous to conclude that a county can convey clear title to real property it acquired when a city dissolved. A court order is necessary to authorize the sale of the city assets.
Read the Opinion: 2014-L-13

 



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