|Polk County Circuit Court||Balsam Lake||Wisconsin 54810||14 miles|
|Barron County Municipal Court||Barron||Wisconsin 54812||16 miles|
|Washburn County Circuit Court||Shell Lake||Wisconsin 54871||25 miles|
|Osceola Joint Municipal Court||Osceola||Wisconsin 54020||27 miles|
|Burnett County Circuit Court||Siren||Wisconsin 54872||30 miles|
|Chisago County Court||Center||Minnesota 55012||32 miles|
|Dunn County Circuit Judge||Menomonie||Wisconsin 54751||39 miles|
|St. Croix Municipal Court||Hudson||Wisconsin 54016||40 miles|
|Washington County Court||Stillwater||Minnesota 55082||40 miles|
|River Falls Municipal Court||River Falls||Wisconsin 54022||44 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.