The Supreme Court Justices:
- Chief Justice Russell A. Anderson
- Justice Alan C. Page
- Justice Paul H. Anderson
- Justice Helen M. Meyer
- Justice Sam Hanson
- Justice G. Barry Anderson
- Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea
About the Court:
- Supreme Court Learn about the Supreme Court, its justices, and how they do their work.
- Supreme Court Guide to Oral Arguments (PDF, Letter-sized paper) / Supreme Court Guide to Oral Arguments (PDF, Legal-sized paper) Read about what happens during oral arguments, learn how the justices go about making their decisions, and review information you'll want to know before observing a court session. The public is invited to attend oral arguments in St. Paul. Check the Supreme Court calendar for oral argument times and locations. The Supreme Court is in session September - June.
- Supreme Court Justices Throughout History See a chronological list of the justices who have served on the Supreme Court since Minnesota's territorial days.
Court of Appeals
The Court of Appeals Judges:
- September 2005-August 2006: In Word, In Adobe PDF
- September 2004-August 2005: In Word, In Adobe PDF
- September 2003-August 2004: In Word, In Adobe PDF
About the Court:
- Minnesota Court of Appeals Learn about the Court of Appeals, its judges, and how they do their work.
- Court of Appeals Guide to Oral Arguments (PDF, Letter-sized paper) / Court of Appeals Guide toOral_Arguments (PDF, Legal-sized paper) Read about what happens during oral arguments,learn how the judgesgo about making their decisions, and reviewinformation you'll want to know before observing a court session. The public is invited to attend oral arguments in St. Paul or at locations across the state. Check the Court of Appeals calendar for oral argument times and locations. The Court of Appeals is in session year-round.
- Court of Appeals Judges Through History See a chronological list of the judges who have served on the Court of Appeals since its beginning.
- Standards of Review: Read in html or PDF
Can't find what you are looking for? Please see the frequently asked questions section.
The following cases are processed in all three court locations in Dakota County: West St. Paul, Hastings, and Apple Valley:
Family, conciliation court, harassments, order for protections, traffic and misdemeanor cases, unlawful detainers/evictions, name changes, divorces.
Cases processed only in Hastings:
Juvenile, felony and gross misdemeanor, adoptions, probate/estates, guardianships/conservatorships,
A new file may be opened at a court location as designated above.
Documents for an existing file must be filed in the location the file was opened or where originally filed.
Notice Criminal Continuance Policy Effective 7-1-2006
Frequently Asked Questions - Jury Service
Each year, the Minnesota Judicial Branch obtains names from driver’s license, state ID card and voter registration lists and compiles that information into a composite source list. From that list, individuals are then randomly selected by computer.
The Constitutions of the United States and the State of Minnesota guarantee defendants in criminal cases and litigants in civil cases the right to a trial by jury. As a prospective juror, you have an opportunity to participate directly in a critical component of our democracy.
Prospective jurors who fail to appear are mailed a letter requesting compliance. If there is still a failure to appear, the Chief Judge may issue a bench warrant ordering the prospective juror to appear before the court to show good cause for the failure to appear. Failure to appear for jury service is a misdemeanor.
A prospective juror must be:
- A United States citizen;
- A resident of the county;
- At least 18 years old;
- Able to communicate in the English language;
- Physically and mentally capable of serving;
- A person who has had their civil rights restored if they have been convicted of a felony;
- A person who has not served as a state or federal juror in the past four years.
A person who has received a jury summons will be excused for any of the following reasons:
- Not a citizen of the United States;
- Not a resident of the county;
- Not yet 18 years old;
- Unable to communicate in the English language;
- Provided a doctor’s note indicating that there is a physical or mental disability preventing jury service;
- Has been convicted of a felony and has not had their civil rights restored;
- Has served as a state or federal juror within the past four years;
- Is a judge currently serving in the judicial branch of government.
A prospective juror who is 70 years of age or older can be excused without providing evidence of an inability to serve, but may choose to serve if able.
If the period of time on your summons presents a hardship due to employment, vacation, family business or any other hardship, you can request a deferral of service. Contact your county jury manager to request a postponement.
The length of the term of service varies from county to county, depending on county population. Contact your county jury manager for the specific term of service for your county.
If you need special accommodations, such as a sight or sign language interpreter, hearing amplification, or special seating, please contact your county jury manager so they know what type of assistance you will need. If you cannot be reasonably accommodated, you may ask to be excused by providing copies of documents verifying your condition.
Jurors are paid $20 for each day that they report to the courthouse plus roundtrip mileage from home to the courthouse at the rate of 27 cents per mile.
Jurors who are normally caring for their children during the day can be reimbursed for childcare expenses up to $50.00 per day in addition to other fees paid. Ask your county jury manager for more information.
The $20 per diem must be reported as income for tax purposes. You must keep a record of the amounts you receive as no tax has been withheld and no W-2 forms are furnished. However, you do not need to report mileage or child care reimbursement as income. 1099 forms are furnished only to those jurors who receive $600.00 or more in juror compensation.
Your employer must allow you time off to serve on a jury. That is the law. Minnesota statute prohibits any employer from firing or harassing an employee who is summoned for jury service. However, you must let your employer know well in advance, as soon as you receive your summons. You should contact the court if you have a problem with your employer. Remember that you can postpone jury service to a more convenient time. Read your summons carefully or contact your county jury manager to find out how to request a postponement.
There is no Minnesota law that requires employers to pay employees while serving jury duty. Some employers do pay normal salaries to employees serving on a jury. You will need to check with your employer. Also, individuals who belong to labor unions may be covered through their union contracts.
Upon request, the county jury manager can provide you with a written verification of the days that you reported for jury service.