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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25, Jul 2014 - Man Accused in Suitcase Killings Will Stand Trial
The former Wisconsin police officer accused of killing a Minnesota woman and Oregon woman will stand trial. Steven Zelich, 52, is accused of killing two women and hiding their bodies in suitcases.The suitcases were found in southeastern Wisconsin...
25, Jul 2014 - Trial delayed until next year for Minnesota man charged in Iowa with strangling wife
IOWA CITY, Iowa — A first-degree murder trial has been delayed again for a man charged with strangling his wife in 1997 and dumping her body in an Iowa ditch.
24, Jul 2014 - Court Rules Washburn High School Principal Wrongly Fired
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday a Minneapolis High School Principal was wrongly fired just days after starting his job. Patrick Exner was put on administrative leave just four days after becoming principal at Washburn High School in August 2013...
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Probate Notice (Official Publication) NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION OF INTESTACY, DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP, APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF HENNEPIN DISTRICT COURT FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE COURT Court File # 27-PA-PR-14-748 In Re the Estate of: Michael John McAlpin, Decedent. It is [...]
24, Jul 2014 - Lake, MN Minn. sex offender's case gets review board hearing
Federal hearings in July will focus on whether one man in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program should be released. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank and U.S. Magistrate Jeffrey Keyes put the man's case on a fast track after attorney Dan Gustafson argued that every day his client is still confined is a violation of his rights.
24, Jul 2014 - Minnesota fugitive seeks 'political asylum' in Montana
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A convicted sex offender who absconded from supervision in Minnesota told a judge he wanted to seek "political asylum" in Montana because his parole officers are violating his constitutional rights.
24, Jul 2014 - Grant, MN State warns of skewed report by experts examining sex offender cases
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Attorneys for a man who was committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program for crimes he committed when he was a child say he should be immediately released, and they asked a federal judge on Tuesday to declare his confinement unconstitutional.
24, Jul 2014 - Cook, MN Trial Starts For Cook Co. Att’y Charged With Kissing Teen Girl
A Minnesota county attorney sat on the other side of the courtroom Tuesday as his trial for allegedly getting too close to a teenage girl got underway. Tim Scannell faces two felony counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for kissing and touching a 17-year-old girl.
24, Jul 2014 - Deliberations in Ventura trial enter Day 3
A jury in St. Paul has reconvened for a third day to deliberate whether a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history defamed former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his memoir.
24, Jul 2014 - Minnesota fugitive, convicted rapist, seeks 'political asylum' after arrest in Montana
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24, Jul 2014 - Steele, MN Drug Court program takes effect in Steele County
 Ribbons were cut today in Steele County for Minnesota's newest drug court.  The initiative is working in partnership with Waseca County too.
24, Jul 2014 - Minn. fugitive seeks 'political asylum' in Mont.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A convicted sex offender who absconded from supervision in Minnesota told a judge he wanted to seek "political asylum" in Montana because his parole officers are violating his constitutional rights. The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1n3iZY7 ) 49-year-old Robert Thomas Baca protested angrily on Friday ...
24, Jul 2014 - Deliberations in Ventura trial to enter Day 3 - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A jury in St. Paul is set to resume deliberating for a third day whether a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his memoir.
24, Jul 2014 - Convicted Minnesota killer seeks new trial
A Minnesota man sentenced to life in prison for killing the owner of a Wisconsin camera store and his teenage son has requested a new trial.
23, Jul 2014 - Lawyer for author's estate calls Jesse Ventura publicity seeker
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