|Meeker County Court||Litchfield||Minnesota 55355|
|Kandiyohi County Court||Willmar||Minnesota 56201||26 miles|
|McLeod County Court||Glencoe||Minnesota 55336||30 miles|
|Wright County Court||Buffalo||Minnesota 55313||32 miles|
|Renville County Court Administration||Olivia||Minnesota 56277||33 miles|
|Stearns County Court||St. Cloud||Minnesota 56303||35 miles|
|Sibley County Court||Gaylord||Minnesota 55334||42 miles|
|Sherburne County Court||Elk River||Minnesota 55330||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.