|Scott County Court||Shakopee||Minnesota 55379||3 miles|
|Ridgedale County Court||Minnetonka||Minnesota 55305||14 miles|
|Southdale County Court||Edina||Minnesota 55435||15 miles|
|Western Dakota County Court||Apple Valley||Minnesota 55124||19 miles|
|Hennepin County Court||Minneapolis||Minnesota 55487||21 miles|
|Brookdale County Court||Brooklyn Center||Minnesota 55430||24 miles|
|Northern Dakota County Court||West Saint Paul||Minnesota 55118||26 miles|
|Ramsey County Court||St. Paul||Minnesota 55102||27 miles|
|McLeod County Court||Glencoe||Minnesota 55336||27 miles|
|Le Sueur County Court||Le Center||Minnesota 56057||28 miles|
|Wright County Court||Buffalo||Minnesota 55313||30 miles|
|Anoka County Court||Anoka||Minnesota 55303||30 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.