|Mahnomen County Court||Mahnomen||Minnesota 56557||14 miles|
|Norman County Court||Ada||Minnesota 56510||14 miles|
|Polk County Court||Crookston||Minnesota 56716||31 miles|
|Red Lake County Court||Red Lake Falls||Minnesota 56750||34 miles|
|Hillsboro District Court||Hillsboro||North Dakota 58045||38 miles|
|Clearwater County Court||Bagley||Minnesota 56621||40 miles|
|Clay County Court||Moorhead||Minnesota 56560||43 miles|
|Fargo Municipal Court||Fargo||North Dakota 58102||44 miles|
|Becker County Court||Detroit Lakes||Minnesota 56501||44 miles|
|Cass County Clerk-District Court||Fargo||North Dakota 58103||45 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.