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 http://www.mncourts.gov/default.aspx?page=1927. 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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17, Apr 2014 - Minister wanted for child sex crimes could be in Spokane
MINNEAPOLIS – Authorities were searching Tuesday for a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls in a “Maidens Group” at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota. Victor Arden Barnard, 52, was last known to be in Spokane, where his River Road Fellowship resettled soon after an investigation began in Minnesota, according to Pine County, Minn., Chief Deputy Steven ...
17, Apr 2014 - Preacher accused of molesting young girls
Authorities nationwide are searching for a Minnesota minister accused of 59 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct with two young girls while they were members of his church. Victor Barnard, 52, was last seen in Spokane, Wash., according to a written statement from the Washington State Patrol. On April 11, prosecutors in Pine County, Minnesota, issued a criminal complaint after a two-year ...
17, Apr 2014 - Hennepin, MN Edina rapist harassed judges, victim's family, charges say
New charges have been filed against an Edina man, alleging he harassed Minnesota court and law enforcement officials -- including several judges -- involved in his 1999 rape conviction and had unwanted contact with the victim's family.
17, Apr 2014 - Hennepin, MN Judge: Ex-Minn. golf coach proved discrimination
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A former University of Minnesota women's golf coach was discriminated against because she's a lesbian and is entitled to nearly $360,000, a Hennepin County judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Thomas Sipkins found that former coach Kathryn Brenny is entitled to double her back pay and compensation ...
17, Apr 2014 - Montgomery, MN Judge says some claims in St. Paul Toyota crash may proceed
A federal judge is allowing a Minnesota man to proceed with some of his claims stemming from the fatal crash of a Toyota in 2006. U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery ruled Tuesday that Koua Fong Lee can proceed with his claim against Toyota of negligent infliction of emotional distress.
17, Apr 2014 - Gary, MN Son admits hosting party that led to teen's death
MADISON, Minn. (AP) - A 19-year-old western Minnesota man has admitted that he hosted an underage drinking party attended by a star high school athlete from Dawson who was later found dead of hypothermia. Erik Hastad of Hantho Township pleaded guilty in La qui Parle County Court Tuesday ...
17, Apr 2014 - Montgomery, MN Judge: Some Claims In Toyota Crash May Proceed
A federal judge is allowing a Minnesota man to proceed with some of his claims stemming from the fatal crash of a Toyota in 2006.
17, Apr 2014 - Ramsey, MN Woman gets 4 years in fatal motorcycle crash
A Minnesota woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for a hit-and-run crash that killed a 92-year-old motorcyclist last year.
17, Apr 2014 - Bemidji, MN Second eval requested for murder suspect
An attorney wants Darnell Dee Whitefeather, 32, evaluated again to see if he is competent for trial. Whitefeather is accused of beating 41-year-old Michael Francis Douglas to death in the Minnesota Security Hospital.
17, Apr 2014 - Hennepin, MN Lesbian Golf Coach Awarded $359,000 After Judge Finds Men’s Pro Golfer & University Guilty Of Big
Professional golfer Katie Brenny was awarded $359,000 this week from a Minnesota judge after he ruled overwhelmingly that the 33-year-old had been sexually discriminated against while serving as head coach… READ ON
16, Apr 2014 - Kent
Probate Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION OF INTESTACY, DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, FORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF MINNESOTA DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF WASHINGTON TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE COURT DIVISION Court File No.: 82-PR-12-6761 In Re: Estate of Ann F. Kent, AKA [...]
16, Apr 2014 - Court hears arguments on Winona County frac sand mine appeal
Opponents of the first permitted frac sand mine in Winona County since the industry’s explosion told a three-judge panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Thursday that the county should have required further study allowing the mine to start work.
16, Apr 2014 - Clay, MN Plea Deal For Ex-ELCA Synod Bookkeeper
Prosecutors have reached a plea deal with a former bookkeeper accused of embezzling $700,000 from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America synod in northwestern Minnesota. The agreement calls for Robert Larson of Wolverton to serve four years in prison and to pay back the stolen money.
16, Apr 2014 - Aitkin, MN Former sheriff's deputy accused of sexual contact with four boys reaches plea deal
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - A former Mille Lacs County sheriff's deputy accused of having sexual contact with four boys has reached a plea deal that calls for him to serve 33 years in prison, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
16, Apr 2014 - No-Parole Sentence Reinstated For Minnesota Man
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of release for a man who was two months shy of his 18th birthday when prosecutors say he raped and killed a teenage girl, stabbing her 29 times with a screwdriver.
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