|St. Thomas Municipal Court||St. Thomas||North Dakota 58276||6 miles|
|Cavalier District Court||Cavalier||North Dakota 58220||10 miles|
|Cavalier Municipal Court||Cavalier||North Dakota 58220||10 miles|
|Drayton Municipal Court||Drayton||North Dakota 58225||16 miles|
|Grafton Municipal Court||Grafton||North Dakota 58237||20 miles|
|Grafton District Court||Grafton||North Dakota 58237||20 miles|
|Kittson County Court||Hallock||Minnesota 56728||24 miles|
|Park River Municipal Court||Park River||North Dakota 58270||25 miles|
|Walhalla Municipal Court||Walhalla||North Dakota 58282||26 miles|
|Langdon District Court||Langdon||North Dakota 58249||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.