|Steele County Court||Owatonna||Minnesota 55060||6 miles|
|Rice County Court||Faribault||Minnesota 55021||9 miles|
|Waseca County Court||Waseca||Minnesota 56093||14 miles|
|Dodge County Court||Mantorville||Minnesota 55955||25 miles|
|Le Sueur County Court||Le Center||Minnesota 56057||28 miles|
|Blue Earth County Court||Mankato||Minnesota 56001||34 miles|
|Freeborn County Court||Albert Lea||Minnesota 56007||37 miles|
|Nicollet County Court||St. Peter||Minnesota 56082||37 miles|
|Mower County Court||Austin||Minnesota 55912||37 miles|
|Western Dakota County Court||Apple Valley||Minnesota 55124||39 miles|
|Olmsted County Court||Rochester||Minnesota 55904||40 miles|
|Dakota County Court||Hastings||Minnesota 55033||43 miles|
|Goodhue County Court||Red Wing||Minnesota 55066||45 miles|
|Scott County Court||Shakopee||Minnesota 55379||45 miles|
|Carver County Court||Chaska||Minnesota 55318||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.