- Associated Press - Saturday, July 30, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota attorney general says two governing boards violated state laws on open meetings when the groups failed to outline the legal reasons for going into executive session.

Complaints about closed-door meetings were filed against the Griggs County Commission regarding a discussion with an attorney, and the Sargent County Social Services Board about talks on a child abuse and neglect investigation.

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the two boards were both authorized by law to go into private session, but should have announced to the public why they were allowed to meet privately.

Stenehjem says the Griggs County Commission made another mistake by failing to announce the topics that would be discussed in executive session.

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