|Red Lake County Court||Red Lake Falls||Minnesota 56750|
|Pennington County Court||Thief River Falls||Minnesota 56701||16 miles|
|Polk County Court||Crookston||Minnesota 56716||18 miles|
|Marshall County Court||Warren||Minnesota 56762||30 miles|
|Grand Forks District Court||Grand Forks||North Dakota 58201||34 miles|
|Grand Forks Municipal Court||Grand Forks||North Dakota 58203||35 miles|
|Thompson Municipal Court||Thompson||North Dakota 58278||39 miles|
|Norman County Court||Ada||Minnesota 56510||42 miles|
|Mahnomen County Court||Mahnomen||Minnesota 56557||43 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.