North Dakota FOI Resources

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QUICK FOI INFORMATION

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.

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

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FOI HOTLINE

N.D. Newspaper Association & N.D. Broadcaster's Association
(701) 751-1776
Contact: Jack McDonald
jackmcdonald@wheelerwolf.com

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CONTACTS

Office of the Attorney General
State Capitol
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone (701) 328-2210
TTY (800) 366-6888
http://www.ag.state.nd.us/

North Dakota Newspaper Association
1435 Interstate Loop
Bismarck, ND 58503
Phone (701) 223-6397
Fax (701) 223-8185
http://www.ndna.com/
info@ndna.com

State Bar Association of North Dakota
504 N. Washington St.
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone (701) 255-1404 or (800) 472-2685 (in-state)
http://www.sband.org/
info@sband.org

State Sunshine Chair
Jack McDonald
Wheeler Wolf Law Firm LLP
Box 1776
Bismarck, ND 58502-1776
Phone (701) 751-1776; Fax (701) 751-1777
Email jackmcdonald@wheelerwolf.com

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FORM LETTERS

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone (800) 336-4243 or (703) 807-2100
Email rcfp@rcfp.org
FOIA Letter Generator

 

Student Press Law Center
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone (703) 807-1904
Email splc@splc.org
Request Letter Generator

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PUBLICATIONS

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.
Order from: Amazon.com

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
 

Open Government Guide from the
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

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