Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued an opinion that the Steele County Commission did not violate the law when it held a meeting in the locked courthouse building, because it provided contact information in the notice and on all the courthouse access doors for the public to call to gain access to attend the meeting.
The North Dakota Bar Exam began on Tuesday, Feb. 23, with 20 applicants taking the exam. Of the applicants sitting on Tuesday, 65 percent are graduates of the University of North Dakota School of Law. The exam ends Wednesday.
Public access to the courthouses in the following counties has been restricted: Dickey, Grand Forks, Rolette, Steele and Traill. Numerous counties have reopened their courthouses and have been removed from the closure list.