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3-year-old stable after being shot in the head
With Dakota Access in limbo, more Bakken crude to move on trains
Trump says 'cancel order' on new Air Force One
Suspect in Washington pizzeria shooting wanted to save kids, police say
I-94 closed between Dickinson and Valley City
crime and courts
nation and world
EPA orders $2.1 million fine in ND air pollution settlement
Wind farm application rejected by Billings County Commission
Protesters, police engaged in standoff at creek between camp and pipeline construction area
Standing Rock chairman applauds Obama’s comments about pipeline reroute
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
4 Financial survival tips for new parents
Nourishing the body and the soul
Don't abandon the elderly canine
Kat Perkins appearing in "Home for the Holidays" concert
Cheers for the DHS cheerleaders
NDSU, SDSU rematch may be a battle of who can make best adjustments
Bob Brookover: Wentz wagon's wheels fall off
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
Five Heisman Trophy finalists named
Dickinson State's Shevlin earns NSAA honor
OMDAHL: Does North Dakota need two parties?
Port: Standing Rock's 2014 pipeline objection is irrelevant
McFeely: Heitkamp in Trump administration would be win-win
STULTS: Watching a piece of my childhood turn to ruin
Commentary: True or false, Trump's tweets beat the media at its own game
James "Jim" Wetzel
Audrey J. Cline
George William Heiser
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
I-94 closed between Dickinson and Valley City
November 22, 2016
Stenehjem rules Dakota Access purchase of ranch legal
BISMARCK—The recent land purchase by Dakota Access LLC of ranch land along the Dakota Access Pipeline route is in compliance with state corporate farming law, according to North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Stenehjem said Tuesday in a press release that, in his initial...
November 22, 2016 - 10:09pm
January 25, 2016
NDSU Foundation broke law by refusing to release names of CEO applicants
BISMARCK -- North Dakota State University's fundraising agency violated state open records law last year by refusing to release names of all applicants for its president and CEO, the state attorney general ruled in an opinion issued Monday. The Forum requested the names in August...
January 25, 2016 - 12:31pm
December 22, 2015
Attorney General’s Officer says officer justified in shooting
MINOT, N.D. - A Minot police officer who shot a suspect in the leg in September acted within the police department’s policies, officials said Tuesday. The North Dakota Attorney General’s Office declined to prosecute after reviewing an investigation into the Sept. 13 officer-involved...
December 22, 2015 - 10:58pm
December 8, 2015
Applications sought for human trafficking services grants
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Attorney General’s Office is now accepting applications for $1.25 million in grant dollars available for assisting human trafficking victims. The grants are available to organizations already providing prevention and treatment services to victims, organizations...
News/crime and courts
December 8, 2015 - 3:24pm
October 19, 2015
AG sees timing violation in City of Dickinson open records dispute
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem released an opinion Monday that found the City of Dickinson at fault over a purported open records infringement. The issue was brought forth by attorney Peter Welte, who was representing Jan Prchal and Dean Kubas. Both of them claimed...
October 19, 2015 - 10:59pm
Attorney General finds violations in Stark County procedures
Stark County violated procedures surrounding an executive session and a records request in May, North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said in a decision Monday. Stenehjem listed four grievances that were submitted by resident Stacy Dufault, one of which claimed that the Stark...
October 19, 2015 - 10:57pm
September 29, 2015
Former local contractor banned from doing business in N.D.
BISMARCK—Former New England-based contractor Scott Ashby and his company, Western Waterworks, have been banned from doing business in North Dakota. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem on Tuesday issued a cease-and-desist order for Ashby, who is originally from Washington. The...
September 29, 2015 - 1:33pm
September 21, 2015
North Dakota AG Wayne Stenehjem ‘seriously considering’ run for governor
BISMARCK – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is “seriously considering” a run for governor next year, he said Monday after the release of...
September 21, 2015 - 6:33pm
September 4, 2015
Updated: Stenehjem seeks to dissolve Dickinson State University Foundation
North Dakota’s attorney general said the Dickinson State University Foundation is insolvent and called Friday for the dissolution of the non-profit organization. Wayne Stenehjem filed an amended complaint Friday in Stark County District Court seeking the foundation’s dissolution...
September 4, 2015 - 4:54pm
July 26, 2015
NDSU move ruffles feathers as attorneys shift from university system to attorney general’s office
BISMARCK — A state lawmaker who pushed for shifting the North Dakota University System’s legal counsel to the attorney general’s office said he’s pleased with how the process has played out — with one exception at North Dakota State University. The Legislature voted in...
July 26, 2015 - 5:00am
June 2, 2015
AG’s opinion says state has discretion on abandoned wells
BISMARCK – An attorney general's opinion issued Tuesday says the North Dakota Industrial Commission has discretion when deciding whether to plug oil and gas wells that have been abandoned for more than a year. Rep. Kenton Onstad, D-Parshall, requested the opinion about a year...
June 2, 2015 - 7:10pm
June 1, 2015
ND may challenge water rule: Groups say Waters of the US rule is too intrusive
GRAND FORKS -- The North Dakota Attorney General said Friday "it is fair to assume" his state would join a legal challenge to new federal water rules that critics say are a regulatory overreach. The Obama Administration announced the final version of the Waters of the U.S. rule...
June 1, 2015 - 4:25pm
May 26, 2015
Attorney general: Premature to opine on election law
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Attorney General says it’s premature to issue an opinion on whether federal campaign contribution laws apply to state candidates. In a Letter to state Democratic legislative leaders, Wayne Stenehjem cited a recent Federal Election Commission complaint...
May 26, 2015 - 11:10pm
May 25, 2015
AG’s office seeks attorneys for NDUS
GRAND FORKS — The Office of the North Dakota Attorney General is hiring six legal positions to oversee the 11 institutions governed by the State Board of Higher Education. This comes after a statute passed during the recently completed legislative session eliminated the board’s...
May 25, 2015 - 10:09pm
May 18, 2015
DSU Foundation motion reveals more allegations: AG says nonprofit’s status could be revoked
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May 18, 2015 - 3:03pm