|Nicollet County Court||St. Peter||Minnesota 56082|
|Blue Earth County Court||Mankato||Minnesota 56001||12 miles|
|Le Sueur County Court||Le Center||Minnesota 56057||12 miles|
|Sibley County Court||Gaylord||Minnesota 55334||20 miles|
|Brown County Court||New Ulm||Minnesota 56073||25 miles|
|Waseca County Court||Waseca||Minnesota 56093||28 miles|
|McLeod County Court||Glencoe||Minnesota 55336||32 miles|
|Rice County Court||Faribault||Minnesota 55021||34 miles|
|Carver County Court||Chaska||Minnesota 55318||37 miles|
|Scott County Court||Shakopee||Minnesota 55379||39 miles|
|Steele County Court||Owatonna||Minnesota 55060||40 miles|
|Watonwan County Court||St. James||Minnesota 56081||41 miles|
|Western Dakota County Court||Apple Valley||Minnesota 55124||47 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.