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The State of Minnesota has 10 Judicial Districts, with specific counties belonging to each District. The 4th Judicial District serves only Hennepin County, and is the state's largest trial court, receiving nearly 800,000 cases each year. The 62 judges, 12 referees and 549 staff members strive to provide an accessible, fair, courteous, efficient and innovative system of justice. Learn more about courts in Minnesota.


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Saturday Hours flyer Hearing Office Opens on Saturdays in Hennepin County
Appointments with hearing officers on Saturday mornings for court customers to resolve tickets will be held at the downtown Hennepin County Public Safety Facility, the second Saturday of each month, from 8 a.m. to noon. The new Saturday hearings (by appointment only) begin April 26, 2014.
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Tell It to the Judge Session "Tell It to the Judge: A Hennepin County District Court Community Listening Session"
The public is invited to share thoughts, concerns, and experiences about the Hennepin County District Court at an event sponsored by the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Hennepin County District Court Equal Justice Committee. The session begins at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Minneapolis. » Learn more...
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Cases in the News

Woodruff, Cohen and Ostrow vs. City of Minneapolis
- Order Granting Defendant's Motion for Surety Bond (1/17/14)
- Supplemental Order Denying Plaintiff's Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (12/20/13)
- Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Plaintiffs' Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (12/13/13)

State of MN vs. Miland Funding LLC and Midland Credit Mgmt. Inc. - Consent Judgment (12/12/12)

Prairie Seeds Academy vs. Minnesota State High School League - Order Denying Request for Temporary Restraining Order (10/26/12)

Probate Mental Health Court - Brian Erickson re right to vote (10/4/12)

Criminal Court - State of MN vs Amy Senser, Order Denying Defendant's Release on Appeal (9/26/12)

Probate Court - In Re: the Estate of Thomas Proehl - Order of Formal Adjudication of Interstacy, Determination of Heirs, and Appointment of Personal Representative (8/1/12)

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Starting January 2, 2008, walk-in counter and telephone services close to the public at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays to allow court staff to complete necessary case processing, filing and other administrative functions. This change in court hours does NOT affect Hennepin County services (probation, driver's licenses, tax payments, etc.) All court appearances and trials continue as scheduled on Wednesday afternoons. All District Court offices have limited service hours on Wednesday afternoons. Drop boxes for filings or payments by check are available at all locations.

Court users will no longer be able to pay traffic tickets in person, see a hearing officer, request copies of court files or receive information about cases via telephone on Wednesday afternoons at all locations.

Public computers are available for record searches during regular business hours, except for Wednesdays 1:30-4:30 p.m. The court will no longer conduct criminal record checks for the public. Some court records can be viewed online through the MNCIS Public Access (MPA) website. NOTE: Pre-conviction data is only available at courthouse terminals.

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