|Freeborn County Court||Albert Lea||Minnesota 56007||11 miles|
|Northwood District Court||Northwood||Iowa 50459||14 miles|
|Forest City District Court||Forest||Iowa 50436||18 miles|
|Mower County Court||Austin||Minnesota 55912||28 miles|
|Mason City District Court||Mason||Iowa 50401||28 miles|
|Garner District Court||Garner||Iowa 50438||29 miles|
|Faribault Court Administrator||Blue Earth||Minnesota 56013||33 miles|
|Osage District Court||Osage||Iowa 50461||36 miles|
|Waseca County Court||Waseca||Minnesota 56093||40 miles|
|Steele County Court||Owatonna||Minnesota 55060||42 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.