- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the city of Williston broke the state’s open meetings law when more than one commissioner got involved in meetings with industry leaders to discuss the status of “man camps.”

Stenehjem says the city followed the law when Williston Mayor Howard Klug asked a city commissioner and other city leaders to meet with representatives from various industries to talk about crew camps. However, Stenehjem says, the city broke the law when a different commissioner attended a meeting on the same subject last August.

Stenehjem says Klug and commissioner Tate Cymbaluk must draft minutes of the Aug. 5 meeting within a week.

Williston officials have set a July 1 deadline for crew camps to shut down. Officials have said construction of new apartments and hotels has caught up with population growth.

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