|Pipestone County Court||Pipestone||Minnesota 56164||16 miles|
|Lincoln County Court||Ivanhoe||Minnesota 56142||21 miles|
|Murray County Court||Slayton||Minnesota 56172||22 miles|
|Lyon County Court||Marshall||Minnesota 56258||24 miles|
|Flandreau Circuit Court||Flandreau||South Dakota 57028||26 miles|
|Brookings Circuit Court||Brookings||South Dakota 57006||35 miles|
|Rock County Court||Luverne||Minnesota 56156||36 miles|
|Nobles County Court Administration||Worthington||Minnesota 56187||45 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.