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Media Resource Center

The Media Resource Center was created to help media representatives seeking information about the Minnesota Judicial Branch. Whether you are covering high profile cases, want to review the Minnesota Rules of Court, or just need some fast facts about the Judicial Branch, this is the first place to look. This site also features information about access to court records, an FAQ section (frequently asked questions), and rules and procedures governing the use of cameras and recording devices in Minnesota Judicial Branch courtrooms.

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Cameras in Minnesota Courts:

Court:  Minnesota Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Minnesota District Courts
Rules: Cameras and audio recording devices are allowed in Minnesota Appellate Courts under the conditions prescribed in Rule 134.10 of the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure. Cameras and audio recording devices are allowed in Minnesota District Courts under the conditions prescribed in Rule 4 of the General Rules of Practice.
Procedure: Call the Court Information Office at 651-296-6043 at least 24 hours in advance.

Instructions for the Media Panel in Room G03 on the ground floor of the Minnesota Judicial Center.

Representatives from the news media have volunteered to serve as media coordinators and facilitate interaction between media and judges. They should be made aware of any requests so they can coordinate pooling and local courthouse logistics: Media Coordinators for Minnesota District Courts

For more information, or to offer suggestions about this page, please contact:  

Beau Berentson
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Office: 651-296-6043
Cell: 651-303-4933

Kyle Christopherson
Communications Specialist
Office: 651-297-4029
Cell: 612-599-3122

Lissa Finne
Communications Specialist
Office: 651-297-5532
Cell: 612-201-7637