|Blue Earth County Court||Mankato||Minnesota 56001||15 miles|
|Watonwan County Court||St. James||Minnesota 56081||22 miles|
|Nicollet County Court||St. Peter||Minnesota 56082||23 miles|
|Brown County Court||New Ulm||Minnesota 56073||24 miles|
|Faribault Court Administrator||Blue Earth||Minnesota 56013||27 miles|
|Martin County Court||Fairmont||Minnesota 56031||30 miles|
|Le Sueur County Court||Le Center||Minnesota 56057||33 miles|
|Waseca County Court||Waseca||Minnesota 56093||34 miles|
|Sibley County Court||Gaylord||Minnesota 55334||36 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.