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19October

Minnesota Passes New Standardizing Telemedicine Care

  • Posted By: Norm Robinson
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A law became effective on August 1, 2017, in Minnesota which requires telemedicine providers to meet the same level of care as physicians who see patients in person. This regulation, called S.F. 1353, was unanimously passed by legislators in the state and was then approved by Governor Mark Dayton on May 17, 2017. What Constitutes
17October

New Littering Law in North Dakota

  • Posted By: Anna Soderholm
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Beginning on August 1, 2017, anyone in North Dakota who is caught littering will be facing a much larger fine than was previously enforced by the state. Individuals who are caught littering on publicly maintained roads will now be fined $500. This increase is significant and is 400% larger than the state’s previous fine of
13October

Fines Increase in Minnesota for Failure to Stop for a School Bus

  • Posted By: Norm Robinson
  • Tags: Personal Injury
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Fines Increase in Minnesota for Failure to Stop for a School Bus The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has announced that the state will increase fines from $300 to $500 for motor vehicle operators who violate state law by failing to stop for school buses. While the reason why this fine has increased by $200
11October

Lost Estate Planning Documents

  • Posted By: Norm Robinson
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Not only is it critical for individuals to decide their plans for after death and to accurately reflect these decisions in an end of life document, it is also important to place these documents in a location where the documents will remain secure and easy to find. Unfortunately, when estate planning documents are not placed
07October

New North Dakota Law Makes it Easier to Carry Concealed Firearms

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North Dakotans appreciate their Second Amendment rights, so many cheered when the governor signed several new bills passed by the legislature into law that impacted the rights of residents to carry firearms in public. Amongst these bills is a law making it easier for North Dakotans to carry a concealed firearm. Proponents of gun rights
05October

Firm Paralegal Staff Works

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The paralegals at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss are doing their part in gathering much needed household supplies and personal supplies for the Fargo Ronald McDonald houses as part of the Red River Valley Paralegal Association annual sponsorship of a local charity. Every year the RRVPA puts their efforts behind a local charity and this year
27September

North Dakota Passes Child Passenger Laws

  • Posted By: Norm Robinson
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Recently, numerous state laws were passed by in the 2017 session of the North Dakota legislature. One of the laws involves changes to North Dakota’s existing child passenger safety law. The new law extends the time during which a child is required to ride in a restraint seat by one year. Children younger than 8
25September

Concealed Carry Reporting Requirements Eased for Churches

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Those who have followed the activities of North Dakota’s Legislature likely already know that the 2017 legislative session was very busy. The Legislature presented Governor Doug Burgum with over 400 bills to enact into law, and many of these bills went into effect on August 1, 2017. Gun owners in North Dakota are affected by
21September

North Dakota Creates Distracted Driver Law

  • Posted By: Anna Soderholm
  • Tags: Personal Injury
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Numerous state laws were recently passed by the North Dakota legislature during the 2017 session. One of the laws that has taken effect adds a $100 penalty if a motor vehicle driver violates a traffic law while doing something distracting. Distracted driving involves any activity that is not required to operate a motor vehicle. It
19September

Drug Offenders Get a Break Thanks to Legislative Efforts

  • Posted By: Norm Robinson
  • Tags: criminal law
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The 2017 North Dakota legislative session was certainly busy, with the Republican-controlled Legislature sending hundreds of bills to the desk of Governor Doug Burgum. While some of these laws expanded on freedoms already included in constitutional provisions (such as laws making it easier for adults to carry a concealed firearm on their person), other laws