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Port: AG says Williston broke open meeting law during man camp ban talks

A federal judge has enjoined the City of Williston from enforcing a controversial ordinance which would have banned temporary worker housing businesses from operating there starting July 1.

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The Target Logistics facilities near Williston, N.D. accommodate more than 1,000 workers. (Carrie Snyder / Forum News Service)
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A federal judge  has enjoined  the City of Williston from enforcing a controversial ordinance which would have banned temporary worker housing businesses from operating there starting July 1.

Part of the federal judge’s reasoning for issuing the injunction was his opinion that the city had likely violated their own ordinances requiring a super-majority vote to pass the ban.

Now the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office, responding to a complaint I filed, has found that the city violated state open meeting laws in the lead up to the passing of the ordinance.

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