|Bemidji||MN||56601||Minnesota Prob/Pretrial Office||619 Beltrami Avenue, Suite 100 Bemidji MN 56601||www.mnp.uscourts.gov||888-600-8907|
|Duluth||MN||55802||Minnesota Bankruptcy Court||Gerald W. Heaney Federal Building and United States Courthouse 515 West First Street, Suite 416 Duluth MN 55802||www.mnb.uscourts.gov||218-529-3600|
|Duluth||MN||55802||Minnesota District Court||Gerald W. Heaney Federal Building and United States Courthouse 515 West First Street, Room 417 Duluth MN 55802||www.mnd.uscourts.gov||218-529-3500|
|Duluth||MN||55802||Minnesota Prob/Pretrial Office||Gerald W. Heaney Federal Building and United States Courthouse 515 West First Street, Suite 206 Duluth MN 55802||www.mnp.uscourts.gov||218-529-3550|
|Fergus Falls||MN||56537||Minnesota Prob/Pretrial Office||United States Courthouse 118 South Mill Street, Room 304 Fergus Falls MN 56537||www.mnp.uscourts.gov||218-739-0041|
|Fergus Falls||MN||56537||Minnesota District Court||United States Courthouse 118 South Mill Street, Room 205 Fergus Falls MN 56537||www.mnd.uscourts.gov||218-739-5758|
|Minneapolis||MN||55415||Minnesota Bankruptcy Court||United States Courthouse 300 South Fourth Street, Room 301 Minneapolis MN 55415||www.mnb.uscourts.gov||612-664-5200|
|Minneapolis||MN||55415||Minnesota Prob/Pretrial Office||United States Courthouse 300 South Fourth Street, Suite 406 Minneapolis MN 55415||www.mnp.uscourts.gov||612-664-5400|
|Minneapolis||MN||55415||Minnesota Federal Public Defender||United States Courthouse 300 South Fourth Street, Room 107 Minneapolis MN 55415||612-664-5858|
|Minneapolis||MN||55415||Minnesota District Court||United States Courthouse 300 South Fourth Street, Suite 202 Minneapolis MN 55415||www.mnd.uscourts.gov||612-664-5000|
|Minneapolis||MN||55415||Eighth Circuit Librarian||United States Courthouse 300 South Fourth Street, Room 1102 Minneapolis MN 55415||www.ca8.uscourts.gov||612-664-5830|
|St. Paul||MN||55101||Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Clerk||Warren E. Burger Federal Building 316 North Robert Street, Room 500 St. Paul MN 55101||www.ca8.uscourts.gov||651-848-1300|
|St. Paul||MN||55101||Minnesota Bankruptcy Court||Warren E. Burger Federal Building 316 North Robert Street St. Paul MN 55101||www.mnb.uscourts.gov||651-848-1000|
|St. Paul||MN||55101||Minnesota Prob/Pretrial Office||Warren E. Burger Federal Building 316 North Robert Street, Suite 600 St. Paul MN 55101||www.mnp.uscourts.gov||651-848-1250|
|St. Paul||MN||55101||Eighth Circuit Librarian||Warren E. Burger Federal Building 316 North Robert Street, Room 541 St. Paul MN 55101||www.ca8.uscourts.gov||651-848-1320|
|St. Paul||MN||55101||Minnesota District Court||Warren E. Burger Federal Building 316 North Robert Street St. Paul MN 55101||www.mnd.uscourts.gov||651-848-1100|
Minnesota Federal Courts – Locations, Hours & Phone Numbers
The Minnesota Federal Courts, which is also called the Minnesota Supreme Court, is the top court in the state of Minnesota. The court hears cases concerning civil, criminal, constitutional and appeals matters. It is made up of districts, and cases take place in the main courthouse located in the capital, St. Paul or in the state’s Judicial Center. Below, there are four interesting and informative sections regarding the Minnesota Federal Courts.
How Minnesota Federal Courts Function
The Minnesota Supreme Court follows a modified version of the Missouri deal like many states regarding the appointment and election of federal judges. The Minnesota Federal Court has seven justices, and they are subject to elections for six-year terms. Also, the governor appoints any vacancies between elections. The last time there was an election for a vacant seat was when Alan Page, a retired Minnesota Vikings star, was elected in 1992. Finally, in Minnesota, the federal court judges must retire at the age of 70.
History of the Minnesota Federal Courts
The Minnesota Federal Court formed in 1849 with three judges selected by President Zachary Taylor. This was before Minnesota was a state, and it was just under territory status. After 1858, when Minnesota became a state, the court systems were rearranged. Until the formations of the appellate court in 1983, all appeals from the district courts were going to the federal courts. The Minnesota Federal Court still hears nearly 1000 appeals a year though. Now, the court mostly deals with appeals involving workers’ comp, taxes and first-degree murder.
Making Appointment to the Minnesota Federal Courts
Governor Mark Dayton made a history making appointment in June 2016. White Earth Ojibwe, also known as Anne McKeig, became the first Native American to be appointed to the bench of the Minnesota Federal Court, which again contains a majority of female judges. She replaced Justice Dietzen, who is now retired.
Online Minnesota Federal Courts
As with most state federal courts, the Minnesota Federal Court’s information and resources are all online, and anything needed personally can be downloaded or acquired from the correct website. The main resource for the court can be found by clicking here. Next, case law and opinions can be found by clicking here. Finally, access to cases and case records can be found by clicking here.