|West Fargo Municipal Court||West Fargo||North Dakota 58078|
|Cass County Clerk-District Court||Fargo||North Dakota 58103||5 miles|
|Fargo Municipal Court||Fargo||North Dakota 58102||6 miles|
|Clay County Court||Moorhead||Minnesota 56560||7 miles|
|Casselton Municipal Court||Casselton||North Dakota 58012||15 miles|
|Norman County Court||Ada||Minnesota 56510||36 miles|
|Hillsboro District Court||Hillsboro||North Dakota 58045||39 miles|
|Wahpeton Municipal Court||Wahpeton||North Dakota 58075||43 miles|
|Wahpeton District Court||Wahpeton||North Dakota 58075||43 miles|
|Wilkin County Court||Breckenridge||Minnesota 56520||44 miles|
|Lisbon District Court||Lisbon||North Dakota 58054||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.