Welcome to the Sixth Judicial District, serving Minnesota's Arrowhead Region in Carlton, Cook, Lake, and St. Louis counties (Duluth, Hibbing, and Virginia). The District Bench includes 16 District Court Judges who are chambered throughout the District. Sally L. Tarnowski serves as Chief Judge of the District and is a member of the Judicial Council, which oversees the administration of justice in the state.
Together the judges and court administration staff work to provide just and timely resolution of more than 59,000 case filings each year.
Each county seat in the district has a courthouse; St Louis County has two additional courthouses in Hibbing and Virginia. There is a court administration office for each location and a court administrator responsible for the day to day operation of that system. You can find information such as court calendars, fee schedules, jury information and contact information by selecting the desired location.
Effective July 1, 1959, the Minnesota Judicial Branch was divided into 10 judicial districts for administrative purposes, per MN statute 2.722. Each district is made up of two to 17 counties, with the exception of the Second District (Ramsey County) and the Fourth District (Hennepin County). Each district is managed by a chief judge and an assistant chief judge, assisted by a district administrator.
Honorable Sally L. Tarnowski
Assistant Chief Judge
Honorable Michael J. Cuzzo
Deputy District Administrator