|Brown County Court||New Ulm||Minnesota 56073||14 miles|
|Watonwan County Court||St. James||Minnesota 56081||22 miles|
|Redwood County Court||Redwood Falls||Minnesota 56283||25 miles|
|Sibley County Court||Gaylord||Minnesota 55334||31 miles|
|Cottonwood County Court||Windom||Minnesota 56101||35 miles|
|Renville County Court Administration||Olivia||Minnesota 56277||35 miles|
|Nicollet County Court||St. Peter||Minnesota 56082||39 miles|
|Blue Earth County Court||Mankato||Minnesota 56001||41 miles|
|McLeod County Court||Glencoe||Minnesota 55336||44 miles|
|Martin County Court||Fairmont||Minnesota 56031||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.