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ND AG Wayne Stenehjem remembered as a family man at his funeral

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is being remembered not just for the work he did, but the family man and friend he was to many.

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is being remembered not just for the work he did, but the family man and friend he was to many. “Wayne Stenehjem will go down in the history books as the longest serving attorney general in North Dakota’s history and certainly one of the most impactful. And yet none of…

Few people seek pot pardons in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – Only a few of the tens of thousands of people who may be eligible have taken advantage of a policy change that lets those with low-level marijuana convictions in North Dakota petition have their records wiped clean. Records show only 51 of the 70 people who applied have been granted pardons in the two years since the…

Attorney general says no charges will be filed in child sex abuse investigation

Their hope was to potentially be able to prosecute sexual crimes.

FARGO (KVRR) – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he has completed an 18 month investigation into the allegations of sexual abuse by members of the North Dakota Catholic dioceses. The investigation into the child sexual abuse allegations by members of the Diocese of Fargo and Bismarck started in June 2019. “The Dioceses had released a list of the names of…

Burgum wants outside attorneys to handle possible lawsuit over legislative appointment

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum is asking the state’s attorney general to appoint outside lawyers to handle a possible lawsuit over the governor’s appointment to fill a legislative seat that was won by a candidate who died before the election. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is at odds with Burgum over the appointment of Washburn coal executive Wade Boeshans to…

Roofing Company Banned from Doing Business in North Dakota

McKenna lists addresses in Brampton, North Dakota, and Long Prairie, Minnesota

BISMARCK, N.D.–State officials say a roofing company has been banned from doing business in North Dakota. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said he has issued a cease and desist order against McKenna’s Roofing and its owner Joshua McKenna. McKenna lists addresses in Brampton, North Dakota, and Long Prairie, Minnesota. A state investigation started in August showed that McKenna had taken an…

Few People Take Advantage Of Clearing Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says as many as 175,000 marijuana convictions over several decades could be eligible

BISMARCK, N.D. — Few people are taking advantage of a policy change that lets people with low-level marijuana convictions petition to have their records wiped clean. They have to apply and avoid unlawful behavior for five years. The change in law took effect in July. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says as many as 175,000 marijuana convictions over several decades could…

Few North Dakotans Seeking Pardons on Pot Offenses

Only about three dozen people have applied to date.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota’s attorney general says few people are so far taking advantage of a policy change that lets people with low-level marijuana convictions petition to have their records wiped clean if they avoid unlawful behavior for five years. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says as many as 175,000 marijuana convictions over several decades could be eligible. But only about three…

Bismarck Woman Loses $98,000 in Phone Scam

The 78-year-old woman overnighted cash to the fake company several times.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Police say a Bismarck woman has lost $98,000 in a scam by a caller who claimed his company had deposited too much money into her account. Officer Lynn Wanner says the 78-year-old woman overnighted cash to the fake company several times. Wanner says the caller told the woman there was a mistake with deposits made into her account and…

North Dakota Sues Feds Over Pipeline Protest Police Costs

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he filed the lawsuit Thursday against the Army Corps of Engineers.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota has sued the federal government to recover the $38 million the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he filed the lawsuit Thursday against the Army Corps of Engineers. He says the agency didn’t respond to an administrative claim he filed one year ago. The agency…

Legislator: Law Limiting State Auditor a ‘Mistake’

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion last month that says the new law is likely unconstitutional.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A lawmaker who pushed a measure that requires a state auditor to get approval from the Legislature to conduct performance audits is now calling the law a “mistake.” Republican Rep. Keith Kempenich tells The Associated Press that he will introduce legislation when lawmakers meet again in 2021 that will strike the requirement to have the auditor…