Open Meetings Law N.D.C.C. §44-04-19 et seq.
Closed: Attorney consultations during pending litigation; non-renewal hearings between school board and teacher; juvenile proceedings; and hiring/firing of college or university personnel and presidents by the State Board of Higher Education.
Open Records Law N.D.C.C. §44-04-18 et seq.
Exempt: Juvenile records; trade secrets; public employee medical and assistance records; workers compensation; unemployment; tax information; law enforcement investigation records; and most Department of Human Services records.
N.D. Newspaper Association & N.D. Broadcaster's Association
Contact: Jack McDonald
Office of the Attorney General
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone (701) 328-2210
TTY (800) 366-6888
State Sunshine Chair
Wheeler Wolf Law Firm LLP
Bismarck, ND 58502-1776
Phone (701) 751-1776; Fax (701) 751-1777
Law and the Media in the Midwest: A Seven State Handbook Covering Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin by John R. Finnegan, Sr. and Patricia A. Hirl.
St. Paul, MN: Butterworth Legal Publishers, 1984. 352 p.
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Open Records/Open Meetings Manual published by the North Dakota Attorney General
The updated "Open Records" and "Open Meetings" manuals are contained in two separate, searchable, pdf files. Both manuals also may be saved or printed. In addition to providing detailed information about the state's "sunshine" laws, each manual also contains summaries of opinions and court decisions, an Index of Opinions, and links to view previously issued Attorney General Opinions. The Opinion summaries will be updated regularly. Read it here