|Stevens County Court||Morris||Minnesota 56267||9 miles|
|Pope County Court Administration||Glenwood||Minnesota 56334||17 miles|
|Swift County Court||Benson||Minnesota 56215||22 miles|
|Douglas County Courthouse||Alexandria||Minnesota 56308||25 miles|
|Grant County Court||Elbow Lake||Minnesota 56531||29 miles|
|Traverse County Court||Wheaton||Minnesota 56296||39 miles|
|Big Stone County Courthouse||Ortonville||Minnesota 56278||40 miles|
|Chippewa County Court||Montevideo||Minnesota 56265||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.