|Dickinson District Court Clerk||Spirit Lake||Iowa 51360|
|Estherville District Court||Estherville||Iowa 51334||14 miles|
|Jackson County Court||Jackson||Minnesota 56143||15 miles|
|Clay County Clerk||Spencer||Iowa 51301||19 miles|
|Nobles County Court Administration||Worthington||Minnesota 56187||29 miles|
|Palo Alto County Clerk||Emmetsburg||Iowa 50536||30 miles|
|Cottonwood County Court||Windom||Minnesota 56101||31 miles|
|Sibley District Court||Sibley||Iowa 51249||32 miles|
|O'Brien County Clerk of Courts||Primghar||Iowa 51245||34 miles|
|Martin County Court||Fairmont||Minnesota 56031||36 miles|
|Watonwan County Court||St. James||Minnesota 56081||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.