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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01, Sep 2014 - Scott, MN Accused Minnesota cop killer makes first court appearance
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01, Sep 2014 - Faribault, MN 2 men charged with tax fraud while in Minnesota prison
Two men are charged with conspiracy for allegedly filing fraudulent tax returns while they were incarcerated in Faribault.
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01, Sep 2014 - Morrison, MN Minnesota homeowner fights victims restitution
A Minnesota man convicted of murder in the killing of two unarmed teenagers who broke into his home returned to court Tuesday to contest the restitution that prosecutors are asking he pay for the deaths.
01, Sep 2014 - Lake, MN Minnesota man charged with damaging Missaukee jail
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01, Sep 2014 - Norman, MN Norman County Man Sentenced To Maximum Penalty for Sex Crimes Against Teens
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01, Sep 2014 - Minn. Supreme Court limits property seizures
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that evidence obtained illegally may not be used to deny a civil complaint against seizure of property.
01, Sep 2014 - Washington, MN Minnesota Inmate Strangles Another Inmate To Death With Shoelace
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01, Sep 2014 - Minnesota court: No warrant needed to search trash
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that a police officer's search of a man's garbage without a warrant was constitutional.
01, Sep 2014 - State highlights: Minn. vaccine requirements; Sovaldi in Calif. prisons; Ga. Rural ERs
For the first time in a decade, Minnesota schoolchildren are required to receive additional vaccines this fall. Seventh-graders now must get the meningococcal vaccination and an additional pertussis (whooping cough) booster.
01, Sep 2014 - Minnesota man who murdered father, son doesn't deserve new trial, Wisconsin DA says
Prosecutors argue a Minnesota man who murdered a father and son at their downtown La Crosse camera store isn't entitled to a new trial.
01, Sep 2014 - Lake, MN Delay sought on review of Minn. sex offender program
Four experts appointed to evaluate a Minnesota program that confines some sex offenders to high-security facilities even after they have served prison sentences said they need more time to complete their work.
01, Sep 2014 - Faribault, MN MN Inmates Charged With Filing $400K In False Tax Returns
Two inmates at a Minnesota prison are accused of filing $400,000 in false tax claims to the Internal Revenue Service, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Tony Terrell Robinson, 30, and Tanka James Tetzlaff, 39, were each charged Tuesday with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and 10 counts each of making false claims.
01, Sep 2014 - Justice Groups: Ruling Protects Property Rights
In a decision that civil rights groups said would protect property owners' rights, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that evidence obtained during illegal searches cannot be used to take someone's property through civil forfeitures.
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