In any litigation under sections 383B.26 to 383B.42, the board may sue or be sued. The board shall be represented in any such action by the county attorney. Any taxpayer of the county may maintain an action in the district court to enjoin a person or persons from authorizing or making payment in violation of sections 383B.26 to 383B.42 or rules enacted under them.
The board or director shall have the power to subpoena and to require the attendance of witnesses and the production of evidence and to administer oaths. The board or director may apply to the district court for an order requiring attendance or production of evidence.