|Mahnomen County Court||Mahnomen||Minnesota 56557||22 miles|
|Clearwater County Court||Bagley||Minnesota 56621||24 miles|
|Red Lake County Court||Red Lake Falls||Minnesota 56750||25 miles|
|Polk County Court||Crookston||Minnesota 56716||36 miles|
|Pennington County Court||Thief River Falls||Minnesota 56701||36 miles|
|Norman County Court||Ada||Minnesota 56510||37 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.