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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21, Sep 2014 - Rice, MN Vikings’ Peterson Released After Child-Injury Indictment
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson used a switch to spank his son, his lawyer, Rusty Hardin, said yesterday in an e-mailed statement. Close
21, Sep 2014 - Tell it to the judge? Heck, this Minnesota judge is filing suit himself
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21, Sep 2014 - Adrian Peterson new court date now cleared to play on Sunday
Adrian Peterson has a new date for his court appearance in Montgomery County.The NFL player who was indicted and arrested over the weekend is scheduled to be in court October 8th in Conroe on the allegation he went too far disciplining his young son. The Minnesota Vikings player also said in a statement he released Monday he didn't me to harm his child or become a distraction to the team.This ...
21, Sep 2014 - Ginsburg: Watch 6th Circuit on gay marriage
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — People seeking clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on states' gay marriage bans should pay close attention to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minnesota audience Tuesday.
21, 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.
21, Sep 2014 - Wilkin, MN Breck man arrested for selling meth
A Breckenridge, Minnesota man made his first appearance in Wilkin County District Court last week to face a felony second-degree charge of selling methamphetamine multiple times within a 90-day period.
21, Sep 2014 - Wilkin, MN Man sentenced on charge of soliciting a child
A Breckenridge, Minnesota man was sentenced in Wilkin County District Court this week on a felony charge of solicitation of a child to engage in a sexual act.
21, Sep 2014 - Adrian Peterson booked on child injury charges, out on bond
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was briefly detained in a Texas jail early Saturday, charged with injuring a child, according to the website of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
21, Sep 2014 - Stearns, MN Stearns County Father Charged with Fatally Shaking Infant
A father accused of shaking his 2-month-old son and causing his death has been charged with second-degree murder. Thirty-two-year-old Robert John Kaiser of Albany, Minnesota, is being held on $1 million bail in Stearns County...
21, Sep 2014 - Ramsey, MN Drug debt collector sentenced a second time in murder
Santana M. Valdez, 38, was convicted by jurors in 2013 in Ramsey County District Court of two counts of second-degree murder and sentenced to 32 1/4 years in prison. The Minnesota Court of Appeals sent the case back for a second sentencing after Valdez challenged 20 months of that sentence.
21, Sep 2014 - Rice, MN Minnesota governor says Vikings' Peterson should be sidelined
By Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - The Minnesota Vikings should sideline running back Adrian Peterson until his child abuse case works its way through the courts, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said on Tuesday, criticizing the team's decision to reactivate the NFL player. Peterson is accused of punishing his 4-year-old son in Texas last May by beating him with a tree branch, known as a switch. The ...
20, Sep 2014 - Shepard
NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF CO-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF ANOKA DISTRICT COURT TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 02-PR-14-464 In Re: Estate of Richard S. Shepard, Decedent. Notice is given that an Application for Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Co-Personal [...]
20, Sep 2014 - Dakota, MN NFL star Adrian Peterson turns himself in to police
Star NFL running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings was booked into a Texas jail early Saturday morning then released after posting the $15,000 bond.
20, Sep 2014 - Vikings deactivate Peterson, warrant issued for arrest on child abuse charges
Police were seeking on Friday to arrest Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson on a charge of injury to a child, a Texas sheriff's office said, while Peterson's attorney said the incident resulted from him "using a switch to spank his son."
20, Sep 2014 - Winona, MN For Minnesota woman who sexually assaulted boy, 6 months in jail
A former La Crescent-Hokah School District employee has been sentenced to six months in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy.
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