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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07, Jan 2015 - Owners of two Minnesota wind farms file for bankruptcy court protection
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12, Oct 2014 - KRENGEL
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12, Oct 2014 - John LaDue Defense Granted More Time in Appellate Case
The Minnesota Court of Appeals is giving the defense team more time to file legal briefs in the John LaDue case.
12, Oct 2014 - A primer on Adrian Peterson's court hearing Wednesday
Benched Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson will plead not guilty in a Texas courtroom Wednesday to the felony child abuse charge that sent his Hall of Fame career and good-guy reputation skidding.
12, Oct 2014 - Man charged in crime spree to return to Minnesota
One of four arrested in La Crosse as part of an interstate crime spree will return to Minnesota, where he faces a lengthy prison sentence.
12, Oct 2014 - Rice, MN Minnesota man convicted of sex crimes sentenced for violating probation
Grand Rapids, MN ( - A 34-year old man convicted for a number sex crimes will spend the next 30 years in prison for violating his probation.
12, Oct 2014 - Lac Qui Parle, MN Minnesota mom accused of treating son with medical marijuana challenges charges
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. -- The case against a Minnesota mother accused of treating her son with medical cannabis appears headed to trial after the defense rejected a settlement offer Monday.
12, Oct 2014 - Dakota, MN NFL's Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse charge
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail early Saturday on a charge alleging that he spanked one of his sons with a wooden switch.
12, Oct 2014 - Judge approves move of Minnesota teen accused in school attack plot to new facility
A Minnesota teen accused of plotting to kill his family and classmates will be transferred to a new facility.
12, Oct 2014 - Lake, MN Regional Roundup
Two members of the Native Mob crime gang from Cass Lake were sentenced Sept. 30 to lengthy prison terms as federal authorities wrapped up the crackdown on the American Indian gang that terrorized reservations and cities in Minnesota and other states.
12, Oct 2014 - Minnesota law says child protection must investigate
County attorney says “active steps” would be taken to protect a child from further harm.
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