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North Dakota attorney general: State dental board broke state laws on open meetings, records

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BISMARCK, North Dakota — The North Dakota attorney general says a state dental board violated both open records and open meetings laws.

Wayne Stenehjem says the North Dakota State Board of Dental Examiners failed to meet open records rules when it declined a request by the North Dakota Dental Hygienists Association to produce the signed copy of a lobbyist's contract. The board was ordered to provide the document free of charge.

Stenehjem says the dental examiners group broke state open meetings laws when it discussed public business by email. The attorney general says those exchanges should be made available.

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