|Estherville District Court||Estherville||Iowa 51334||18 miles|
|Martin County Court||Fairmont||Minnesota 56031||18 miles|
|Palo Alto County Clerk||Emmetsburg||Iowa 50536||22 miles|
|Faribault Court Administrator||Blue Earth||Minnesota 56013||26 miles|
|Kossuth County Clerk of Court||Algona||Iowa 50511||26 miles|
|Jackson County Court||Jackson||Minnesota 56143||30 miles|
|Dickinson District Court Clerk||Spirit Lake||Iowa 51360||31 miles|
|Clay County Clerk||Spencer||Iowa 51301||38 miles|
|Watonwan County Court||St. James||Minnesota 56081||41 miles|
|Forest City District Court||Forest||Iowa 50436||43 miles|
|Cottonwood County Court||Windom||Minnesota 56101||45 miles|
|Pocahontas District Court||Pocahontas||Iowa 50574||46 miles|
Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.
Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.
In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.