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STORM VICTIMS BEWARE OF UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS AND SERVICE COMPANIES
July 12, 2016
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem reminds North Dakota residents to be cautious when hiring contractors and service companies to repair damage from the recent storms. He said three simple steps can help you avoid losing your money to a scam operation.
For more information: Storm Victims Beware

NORTH DAKOTA JOINS OTHER STATES IN CHALLENGE OF FEDERAL TRANSGENDER BATHROOM MANDATE
July 8, 2016
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined Attorneys General from nine other states in filing a complaint in federal district court challenging the recent mandate from the US Department of Education and Department of Justice that misinterprets federal law regarding how schools assign students to bathrooms and locker rooms. “This is yet another example of federal overreach. The federal government does not have the authority to mandate that North Dakota schools require students to share locker rooms and bathrooms with children of the opposite sex, said Stenehjem.
For more information: ND Challenges Federal Transgender Bathroom Mandate
Read the Complaint

AD HOC MEETING VIOLATED THE LAW
June 29, 2016
The City of Williston violated the law when a quorum of the commission was involved in a series of ad hoc meetings with industry leaders to discuss the status of crew camps.
Read the Opinion: 2016-O-11

STATE FIRE MARSHAL URGES CAUTION WHEN USING FIREWORKS
June 27, 2016
The sale of fireworks in North Dakota starts today and continues through July 5, said State Fire Marshal Jeffrey Huber. The State Fire Marshal, a division of the Office of Attorney General, regulates the sale and use of explosives, including fireworks. Huber urged residents to use caution when handling fireworks, especially if children are nearby. “Sparklers are very popular, but they can heat up to 1200 degrees, hot enough to melt glass, and should only be used with the proper safety precautions and supervision,” said Huber.
For more information: Firework safety

FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT STRIKES DOWN BLM’S FRACKING RULES
June 22, 2016
In a decision filed late yesterday, a federal judge struck down the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) March 2015 fracking rule. The state of North Dakota, through Attorney General Stenehjem’s office, was a party to the lawsuit. “This is the latest in a series of court decisions addressing the limits of federal environmental and regulatory authority. This ruling is a victory in our ongoing efforts to restrict federal overreach,” said Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.
For more information: Federal Court Strikes Down BLM Fracking Rules
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