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Stenehjem: University System broke open records law over deleted emails


FARGO — It may forever be a mystery how 40,000-plus emails were deleted from North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani’s account earlier this year.

In an opinion released Friday, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said the North Dakota University System office violated state open records laws by not coming forward with its cache of Bresciani’s deleted emails earlier, but said he can’t determine how and when they were deleted in the first place.

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Kyle Potter
Kyle Potter is an enterprise reporter at the Forum. He came to Fargo-Moorhead in May 2013 after stints at the Associated Press, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Daily. 
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