|LeMars District Court||Le Mars||Iowa 51031||17 miles|
|Sioux City District Court||Sioux||Iowa 51101||23 miles|
|Cherokee District Court||Cherokee||Iowa 51012||24 miles|
|Dakota County Courthouse||Dakota||Nebraska 68731||26 miles|
|Orange City District Court||Orange||Iowa 51041||29 miles|
|Ida Grove District Court||Ida Grove||Iowa 51445||31 miles|
|Elk Point Circuit Court||Elk Point||South Dakota 57025||37 miles|
|Dixon County Courthouse||Ponca||Nebraska 68770||38 miles|
|O'Brien County Clerk of Courts||Primghar||Iowa 51245||39 miles|
|Onawa District Court||Onawa||Iowa 51040||39 miles|
|Storm Lake District Court||Storm Lake||Iowa 50588||39 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.