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Courthouses to close for Christmas

The Supreme Court and courthouses across the state will be closed Dec. 24 for the Christmas holiday. On Dec. 23, courthouses in Barnes, Foster, Griggs, LaMoure, McKenzie, Nelson, Ransom, Renville, Stark and Traill counties will close at noon while Hettinger County will close at 2 p.m. The courthouses in Adams, Benson, Billings, Golden Valley, Morton, Pembina, Ramsey, Rolette, Sargent, Sheridan, Sioux and Steele counties will be closed all day Dec. 23 while Bottineau and Towner counties will be closed Dec. 27.

Dennis Dockter 1955-2021

Longtime Supreme Court Staff Attorney Dennis Dockter died Dec. 18. A UND School of Law graduate, he was admitted to the N.D. bar in 1982. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.

Roderick B. McLarnan 1926-2021

Longtime Moorhead attorney Roderick B. McLarnan died Dec. 15. A graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, he was admitted to the N.D. bar in 1983. Services are delayed until spring due to the covid pandemic.

N.D. Attorney General opinion: Dec. 17

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued an opinion that Horse Race North Dakota violated the open meetings laws because a notice of meeting did not include the information necessary to join the remotely held meeting or an agenda.