Courts in Minnesota
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Minnesota's State Court system is very simple – it consists of District Courts, a Court of Appeals, and the Minnesota Supreme Court. Minnesota's District Courts are trial courts that hear juvenile, criminal, domestic relations, traffic, and ordinance violation cases, as well as other types of general civil cases. If you're appealing a District Court decision in Minnesota, you would file this in the Minnesota Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals handles all District Court appeals as well as appeals of administrative agency decisions, such as workers' compensation appeals. The Minnesota Supreme Court is the state's 'court of last resort' and hears appeals filed following Appeals Court decisions.

Information regarding Minnesota court records for specific cases can be accessed through the Minnesota Judicial Branch's website at Here you can search by party, case number, or attorney, and can view information including case calendars, party information, and the results of any closed case. Minnesota's District courts also offer electronic terminals at their courthouses where you can view case information. Paper copies of court documents can also be obtained at service desks here.
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04, Mar 2015 - Buffalo, MN Judge rules for Peterson
A FEDERAL JUDGE has opened the door for faster reinstatement of Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson, ruling an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child-abuse case that brought national backlash for the league and widened its rift with the players union.
04, Mar 2015 - Buffalo, MN Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2:45 PM EST on Thursday, Feb. 26
Feb. 26 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2:45 PM ET on Thursday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Judge rules for Vikings' Peterson in NFL discipline case Running back Adrian Peterson, suspended by the National Football League for hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch, is reinstated to the Minnesota Vikings after a federal ...
04, Mar 2015 - Ruben Rosario: Does 'justice for all' include sex offenders?
On Monday a Minnesota lawyer goes to bat for a group of people who have put the justice-for-all concept to one of its greatest tests.
04, Mar 2015 - Minnesota Lake, MN Court upholds DNR's management plan for Mille Lacs walleye
A panel of Minnesota appellate judges Tuesday upheld procedures that state wildlife officials have been using for years to set fishing regulations on Lake Mille Lacs.
03, Mar 2015 - Judge rules for Peterson, opening door for reinstatement
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2013, fikle photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, left, tries to break a tackle from Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Minneapolis. A federal judge has cleared the way for Peterson to be reinstated.
03, Mar 2015 - Anti-SLAPP bill to go before Minnesota House committee
Keith Mueller is pushing to change a state law to protect someone from being sued for calling the cops.
03, Mar 2015 - Judge's ruling opens door for reinstatement of Adrian Peterson
A federal judge has opened the door for faster reinstatement of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, ruling an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child abuse case that brought national backlash for the league and widened its rift with the players' union.
03, Mar 2015 - Minnesota teen pleads guilty to conspiring to support Islamic State
A Somali-American teenager who was stopped at a Minnesota airport as he sought to fly to Turkey last year pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to conspiring to support Islamic State militants. Abdullahi Mohamud Yusuf, 18, was stopped by FBI agents at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in late May with a passport he had applied for on an expedited basis the previous month ...
03, Mar 2015 - Vikings have had 'open dialogue' with Peterson
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2013, fikle photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, left, tries to break a tackle from Chicago Bears free safety Chris Conte during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Minneapolis. A federal judge has cleared the way for Peterson to be reinstated.
02, Mar 2015 - Scott, MN Bail Set For Two in Drug Case
Travis Scott Hanson and Bradley Michael Oudekerk, who were arrested February 14 during a search of a St. James apartment by members of the St. James Police Department and the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force, made their first court appearance Wednesday; for each man, bail was set by Watonwan County District Court Judge Greg Anderson at $75,000 with conditions and $250,000 without ...
02, Mar 2015 - Dakota, MN Minnesota sex offender program gets legal test
Minnesota's civil commitment program for sex offenders has been under fire for years by people who say it's unconstitutional because it amounts to a life sentence. A federal judge has pressured state lawmakers to change the program to address concerns, but they have not.
02, Mar 2015 - Supreme Court ponders another politics and false statements case
One of the more interesting cases in the Supreme Court’s hands today is a controversy over a Minnesota law that makes it illegal to present a false endorsement of political candidates.
02, Mar 2015 - Wolves Win One in Battle With Ranchers
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday formally restored endangered species protections to the gray wolves of the western Great Lakes area—Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan—and Wyoming. In a one-paragraph statement, the FWS explained that it had taken the action to comply with two federal court orders in 2014 that overturned the agency’s move to end special protections for the ...
02, Mar 2015 - No jail time for Nelson in assault on ex-football player
Former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson apologized in court Monday to a former Minnesota State football player who suffered a serious brain injury in a beating outside a nightclub last year. Nelson, 21, was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and won't have to serve jail time for his part in the May 11 attack on Isaac Kolstad.
02, Mar 2015 - Huseby, formerly of Crookston, appointed Magistrate Judge
Michael J. Davis, Chief U.S. District Judge, announces the appointment of Jon T. Huseby to the position of Part-Time United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Minnesota. Magistrate Judge Huseby took the oath of office in the U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis on Feb. 25. A formal investiture ceremony will be held at a later date.
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