|Steele County Court||Owatonna||Minnesota 55060|
|Waseca County Court||Waseca||Minnesota 56093||15 miles|
|Rice County Court||Faribault||Minnesota 55021||19 miles|
|Dodge County Court||Mantorville||Minnesota 55955||23 miles|
|Freeborn County Court||Albert Lea||Minnesota 56007||27 miles|
|Mower County Court||Austin||Minnesota 55912||27 miles|
|Le Sueur County Court||Le Center||Minnesota 56057||36 miles|
|Blue Earth County Court||Mankato||Minnesota 56001||37 miles|
|Olmsted County Court||Rochester||Minnesota 55904||38 miles|
|Northwood District Court||Northwood||Iowa 50459||39 miles|
|Nicollet County Court||St. Peter||Minnesota 56082||42 miles|
|Western Dakota County Court||Apple Valley||Minnesota 55124||50 miles|
|Goodhue County Court||Red Wing||Minnesota 55066||51 miles|
|Faribault Court Administrator||Blue Earth||Minnesota 56013||51 miles|
|Dakota County Court||Hastings||Minnesota 55033||53 miles|
|Osage District Court||Osage||Iowa 50461||54 miles|
|Scott County Court||Shakopee||Minnesota 55379||56 miles|
|Forest City District Court||Forest||Iowa 50436||56 miles|
|Carver County Court||Chaska||Minnesota 55318||56 miles|
|Mason City District Court||Mason||Iowa 50401||59 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.