|Wabasha County Court||Wabasha||Minnesota 55981||16 miles|
|Olmsted County Court||Rochester||Minnesota 55904||17 miles|
|Buffalo County Circuit Court||Alma||Wisconsin 54610||20 miles|
|Goodhue County Court||Red Wing||Minnesota 55066||25 miles|
|Dodge County Court||Mantorville||Minnesota 55955||26 miles|
|Pepin County Municipal Court||Durand||Wisconsin 54736||31 miles|
|Pierce County Municipal Court||Ellsworth||Wisconsin 54011||35 miles|
|Winona County Court||Winona||Minnesota 55987||35 miles|
|Fillmore County Court||Preston||Minnesota 55965||41 miles|
|Dakota County Court||Hastings||Minnesota 55033||45 miles|
|River Falls Municipal Court||River Falls||Wisconsin 54022||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.