|Sibley County Court||Gaylord||Minnesota 55334|
|McLeod County Court||Glencoe||Minnesota 55336||16 miles|
|Nicollet County Court||St. Peter||Minnesota 56082||19 miles|
|Brown County Court||New Ulm||Minnesota 56073||21 miles|
|Le Sueur County Court||Le Center||Minnesota 56057||25 miles|
|Blue Earth County Court||Mankato||Minnesota 56001||29 miles|
|Carver County Court||Chaska||Minnesota 55318||34 miles|
|Scott County Court||Shakopee||Minnesota 55379||37 miles|
|Renville County Court Administration||Olivia||Minnesota 56277||42 miles|
|Watonwan County Court||St. James||Minnesota 56081||44 miles|
|Meeker County Court||Litchfield||Minnesota 55355||44 miles|
|Redwood County Court||Redwood Falls||Minnesota 56283||46 miles|
|Waseca County Court||Waseca||Minnesota 56093||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.