Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea issued an order on March 20, 2020 regarding the continuing operations of state courts during the COVID-19 pandemic; the order was amended by a March 23, 2020 order. The March 20 order as amended is effective Monday, March 23 through April 22.
Except for where hearings are required to be held under the order, or can be conducted using remote technology, many court appearances are suspended under this order. The status of your case will not be adversely affected by this decision. More information about this order is available at www.mncourts.gov/Emergency.
If you have a court case scheduled in Freeborn County District Court, please call (507) 377-5157 Option 2
to determine if your case will be heard or scheduled to a future date. You may also contact the court by email
and use the dropdown menu to select the appropriate county.
If your case will be heard or you must visit the Freeborn County Courthouse, please be aware of the following changes:
While some Freeborn County offices and buildings are closed to the public, the Freeborn County Courthouse is open to court customers that have essential
business with the court.
- The courthouse will remain open to the public. The law enforcement entrance to the courthouse shall be used as the point of access for court business, and persons must identify the purpose of their visit to the courthouse, such as providing the name of the case or case number.
- Efforts will be made to accommodate remote appearances for every scheduled high priority hearing. Those persons necessary to conduct a litigant’s hearing, and other persons with prior approval of the court, may enter the courthouse.
- For persons who have business with the court other than Super High or High Priority hearings, eFiling, U.S. Mail, and telephone access will be available. Efforts will be made to accommodate remote appearances for every scheduled high priority hearing.
- Members of the public needing to attend a hearing will be allowed entrance to the building, but MUST call (507) 377-5157 to notify the court.
These measures should not adversely affect a litigant’s case in any way.