Minnesota contractor ordered to cease business in North Dakota

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North Dakota's Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has ordered the owner of PJD Construction, Patrick J. Delare, to stop conducting business in the state, Forum Communications reports.

Delare, of Becker, Minn., is accused of taking more than $120,000 in advance deposits on pole barns he failed to complete. According to the cease and desist order, Delare violated the state’s consumer fraud laws and he didn’t have the required licenses.

“It is unacceptable for Patrick Delare to operate in this state without the required licenses, take money from North Dakota consumers, and then fail to provide the materials or services as promised,” Stenehjem said in a news release. “As a result, Delare and his business, PJD Construction, are now banned from all future construction or business in the state of North Dakota.”

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