|Wadena County Court||Wadena||Minnesota 56482||14 miles|
|Todd County Court||Long Prairie||Minnesota 56347||21 miles|
|Douglas County Courthouse||Alexandria||Minnesota 56308||29 miles|
|Morrison County Court||Little Falls||Minnesota 56345||38 miles|
|Crow Wing County Court||Brainerd||Minnesota 56401||41 miles|
|Pope County Court Administration||Glenwood||Minnesota 56334||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.