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Positive COVID-19 Letters or Calls Sent To People Who Never Tested

North Dakota Department of Health says this may be a scam

BISMARCK, N.D. — Some people who have not been tested for COVID-19 are getting letters or calls telling them that they are positive. North Dakota Department of Health says this may be a scam. They have received reports of this happening. They say if you get such correspondence to report it to the North Dakota Attorney General’s office immediately. (701)…

ND Attorney General Takes Up Independent Investigation Into Todd Osmundson

The Attorney General says It has assigned a supervising agent with the BCI to conduct an independent review.

FARGO, N.D. — The City Of Fargo says they made the request because “all parties feel it is important to seek an independent” investigation. Criminal charges against Osmundson were declined after the police department concluded an internal review. Osmundson admitted to carrying an open beer and shouting obscenities at police during the riot in downtown Fargo. He was off duty…

Minnesota Begins Crackdown on ‘Pandemic Profiteering’

To date, the Attorney General's Office has received more than 300 price-gouging complaints on goods and services deemed essential.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is starting his crackdown against what he calls ‘pandemic profiteering’. The Attorney General’s Office began its enforcement efforts immediately after the Governor signed an executive order banning price-gouging on essential goods and services during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the Attorney General’s Office has received more than 300 price-gouging complaints on goods…

MN AG Keith Ellison Holds Listening Session in Fergus Falls

This is the 15th one he's done since taking office

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. –People get to share their concerns with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison at his 15th listening session. The issues people brought to Ellison were wide-ranging, but he says they all center around two themes. “They’re all about affording your life and living with dignity and respect,” he said. Tim Barry of Fergus Falls came to ask if…

North Dakota Man Wants To Change Constitution And Make Cannabis Plant Legal

He has turned in a petition request to the secretary of state's office in Bismarc

BISMARCK, ND — A Courtenay, North Dakota man is behind an effort to change the state constitution and end prohibition of the cannabis plant. John C. Bailey is the chairperson of the sponsoring committee. He has turned in a petition request to the secretary of state’s office in Bismarck. The secretary and attorney general will review it and decide whether it…

MN schools cannot withhold diploma based on meal debts, AG says

(FOX 9) – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison issued a binding written opinion that under state law, “public schools are prohibited from denying students — who are eligible to receive their diploma — the opportunity to participate in graduation ceremonies due to unpaid meal debts.” The opinion comes in response to a request from the Commissioner of Education following reports of some…

Robert Mueller concludes Russia probe, delivers report to AG Barr

WASHINGTON (AP) – Special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with associates of President Donald Trump. The Justice Department says Mueller delivered his final report Friday to Attorney General William Barr, who is reviewing it. Mueller’s report, still confidential, sets the stage for big public fights to come. The next steps are…

MN AG Keith Ellison Joins Lawsuit Against President Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has joined a 16 state lawsuit led by California to fight President Trump’s emergency declaration to fund his border wall. “President Trump, who has been unable to persuade Congress and the American people that a wall is necessary, is harming the people of Minnesota by forcing this constitutional crisis. I have…

GOP MN Attorney General & Auditor Candidates Discuss Issues With Voters in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. – People in Moorhead are getting the chance to get past the commercials and talk to Republicans about their platforms in person. Attorney General candidate Doug Wardlow and Auditor candidate Pam Myhra discussed the issues with voters at Speakeasy Monday night. Wardlow, an attorney for 14 years and a state representative for one term, believes the office needs…

Divorce Records Show Ellison’s Wife Abused Him

Media organizations sued to unseal the divorce records after Keith Ellison's former girlfriend accused him in August of physical abuse.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison’s recently unsealed divorce filings contain no allegations that he physically abused his ex-wife. But Ellison accused Kim Ellison of repeatedly hitting him throughout their marriage, before it ended in 2012 . Media organizations sued to unseal the divorce records after Keith Ellison’s former girlfriend accused him in August of physical abuse. Ellison,…