Eighth Judicial District

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Timothy L. Ostby
Judicial District Administrator
Kandiyohi County Courthouse
505 Becker Avenue SW, Suite 107
Willmar, MN 56201
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Email: Timothy.Ostby@courts.state.mn.us
Phone: (320) 231-6570
Fax: (320) 231-6577

Ann Meredith
Assistant District Administrator

Nancy Chamberlain
Office Assistant

Deb Henningson
Training Specialist

Becky Knudson
Jury Manager

Jodi Nelson
Network Specialist

Hal Sillers
District Interpreter

Jody Skindelien
GAL Coordinator

Chris Wiebe
Network Specialist

Karon White
Drug Court Coordinator

Policy 1 ~ POLICY RELATING TO FILING OF TRAFFIC AND NON-TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Policy 2 ~ POLICY RELATING TO CLOSING PROBATE CASES WITHIN EIGHTEEN MONTHS

Policy 3 ~ REIMBURSEMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM FEES
Order Appointing
Notice to Parents
Notice to Parents - Spanish
GAL Fee Waiver
GAL Fee Policy and Procedure
GAL Payment Process

Policy 4 ~ ASSIGNMENT OF OFFICIAL COURT REPORTERS

Policy 5 ~ PROCEDURES FOR CASES VENUED IN COUNTIES OTHER THAN JUDGES CHAMBERED COUNTY

Policy 6 ~ CHIPS AND TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS PETITIONS

Policy 7 ~ CERTIFICATE OF REPRESENTATION IN CRIMINAL MATTERS
Certificate of Representation

Policy 8 ~ POLICY RELATING TO PLEA AGREEMENTS

Policy 9 ~ PROVISION OF COURT SECURITY OFFICERS IN THE COURTROOMS

Policy 10 ~ Video/Audio Statements

Policy 11 ~ APPLICATION AND APPOINTMENT OF PUBLIC DEFENDERS AND COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEYS
Appointment Protocol
Application for Public Defender
Application for Court Appointed Attorney
Application for Public Defender - Spanish
Application for Court Appointed Attorney - Spanish

CHIPS-Juvenile Delinquency Application for Public Defender
CHIPS Order for Public Defender
Juvenile Delinquency Order for Public Defender
CHIPS-Delinquency Application and Order for Public Defender and Court Appointed Attorney - Spanish

Policy 12 ~ FACSIMILE TRANSACTION FEES

Policy 13 ~ PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR PAYABLE OFFENSES

Policy 14 ~ GUARDIANSHIPS/CONSERVATORSHIPS/TRUSTS ANNUAL ACCOUNTING HEARINGS REQUIREMENTS

Policy 15 ~ Administrative Policy 15 provides a streamlined process for providing electronic documents to court interpreters.

Policy 16 ~ PROCEDURES FOR CASES VENUED IN COUNTIES OTHER THAN JUDGE'S CHAMBERED COUNTY NOTICE TO ALL ATTORNEYS **Renumbered and Amended, Now Administrative Policy 5 **

Policy 17 ~ EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT JUDICIAL LEAVE POLICY

Policy 18 ~ Administrative Policies 18 a. and 18 b. provide for the rate of court appointed attorneys when the public defender’s office does not provide legal representation.  18 a. deals with those court appointments in District Court18 b. court appointed attorneys handling appellate work not covered by the public defenders. 

Policy 19 ~ COURT REPORTER POSITION WHEN APPOINTING JUDGE LEAVES OFFICE**VACATED, ORDER 5**

Policy 20 ~ PRE-TRIAL RELEASE FORM AND PROTOCOL

Policy 21 ~ RELATING TO COURT REPORTERS AND LAW CLERK STAFFING**VACATED, ORDER 5**

Policy 22 ~ PUBLIC CONTACT GUIDELINES

Policy 23 ~ EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT STAFFING AND WORK SHARE POLICY

Policy 24 ~ WAIVER OF THE FILING OF ANNUAL REPORTS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE UNDER PUBLIC GUARDIANSHIP OR CONSERVATORSHIP AND ARE WARDS OR CONSERVATEES OF THE COMMISSIONER OF HUMAN SERVICES

Policy 25 ~ APPOINTMENT OF PUBLIC DEFENDERS AS JUVENILE RIGHTS ADVISORS AND DISTRIBUTION OF JUVENILE PETITIONS

Policy 26 ~ PREPARATION OF MANDATORY TRANSCRIPTS AND DISTRIBUTION OF COPIES

Policy 27 ~ ORDER REGARDING CONCURRENT CRIMINAL SENTENCES

Policy 28 ~ GUIDELINES FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM EXPENSES**VACATED, ORDER 5**

Policy 29 ~ JUDICIAL INVOLVEMENT IN PROMOTING PRO BONO REPRESENTATION

Policy 30~ ORGANIZATION OF COURT FILES

Policy 31 ~ APPOINTMENT OF SECOND EXAMINER IN PROCEEDINGS UNDER THE MINNESOTA COMMITMENT ACT

Policy 32 ~ REGISTRATION OF FOREIGN DOMESTIC ABUSE ORDERS

Policy 33 ~ SURCHARGES AND LAW LIBRARY FEES ON JUVENILE FINES

Policy 34 ~ PAYABLES FOR MINOR JUVENILE OFFENSES

Policy 35 ~ ATTENDANCE AT PRE-TRIAL HEARINGS AND SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES IN CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE MATTERS

Policy 36 ~ UNIFORM JUVENILE FORMS FOR THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Policy 37 ~ PROCEDURE FOR LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND NOTIFICATION FOR PROBATION VIOLATION HEARINGS

Policy 38 ~ PROCEDURE FOR CONSIDERING THE COMBINING OF COURT ADMINISTRATOR POSITIONS**VACATED, ORDER 5**

Policy 39 ~ COLLECTION OF DOMESTIC ABUSE ASSESSMENT FEES

Policy 40 ~ COURT INTERPRETER/DEPUTY COURT ADMINISTRATOR ALLOTMENT OF TIME

Policy 41 ~ PROCEDURE FOR ALLOWING DISPOSITIONAL ADVISOR ACCESS TO JUVENILE FILES

Policy 42 ~ CASE RELATED ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS - Repealed May 6, 2011 

Policy 43 ~ APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM

Policy 44 ~ INFORMATION PASSES TO DPS - SPEEDING VIOLATIONS

Policy 45 ~ HOURLY RATE FOR STS

Policy 46 ~ PROCEDURES FOR SAFE HANDLING OF FIREARMS IN THE COURTROOM

Policy 47 ~ PROCEDURES FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF COURT DURESS ALARMS

Policy 48 ~ COMPUTERS ON COURTROOM BENCHES
County Court CalendarsCourt calendars reflect scheduled courtroom hearings, but they do not include all matters handled by the court each day.

Confidential cases are not posted in this calendar, so if your case does not appear on the calendar, do not assume that your court appearance has been cancelled or rescheduled.

The calendar is in searchable PDF format. You can use your computer or mobile device to find your name or the name of an attorney.

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Pope County
Renville County
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Swift County
Traverse County
Wilkin County
Yellow Medicine County

Please note:
  • This calendar is posted at 7:00 a.m. each business day and updated hourly throughout the day.
  • Calendar hearings are subject to change as there are often changes in scheduled cases, judge assignments, and courtroom assignments.
  • Printed calendars located outside the courtrooms or in public lobbies contain the most current daily calendar information.
  • If you have any questions about the calendar, please contact the local court administrator’s office.
  • Information in the calendar is subject to the MN Rules of Public Access»