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Published February 14, 2013, 09:47 PM

NDSU can now accept a grant to create a sex education program

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The attorney general says 30-year-old court ruling invalidated that law.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The attorney general says 30-year-old court ruling invalidated that law.

In Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem's written opinion he says the law behind the school administrators' decision to freeze the federal grant was "completely invalidated" by a 1981 court ruling.

The NDSU professors awarded the grant, Molly Secor-Turner and Brandy Randall told us tonight they're "excited to continue with their work," and that "it's important for adolescent health."

The two, will conduct multiple - 12-week sex-ed courses for teenagers.

President Dean Bresciani refused to do an interview with us, but released a statement.

Saying with the Attorney General's opinion, the federal research grant will go forward immediately. Adding the careful scrutiny provided by the opinion gives full protection to the researchers to proceed free from the threat of criminal prosecution.

During the grant freeze, Bresciani had been accused of "bowing to political pressure" by the president of the NDSU Faculty Senate.

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