|Sioux City District Court||Sioux||Iowa 51101||18 miles|
|Dakota County Courthouse||Dakota||Nebraska 68731||19 miles|
|LeMars District Court||Le Mars||Iowa 51031||24 miles|
|Onawa District Court||Onawa||Iowa 51040||29 miles|
|Ida Grove District Court||Ida Grove||Iowa 51445||31 miles|
|Cherokee District Court||Cherokee||Iowa 51012||33 miles|
|Dixon County Courthouse||Ponca||Nebraska 68770||34 miles|
|Elk Point Circuit Court||Elk Point||South Dakota 57025||36 miles|
|Orange City District Court||Orange||Iowa 51041||38 miles|
|Thurston County Courthouse||Pender||Nebraska 68047||41 miles|
|Storm Lake District Court||Storm Lake||Iowa 50588||45 miles|
|Denison District Court||Denison||Iowa 51442||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.