State Courts Limit In-Person Activity in Court Facilities Due to COVID-19 Spike.

The response to COVID-19 has impacted access to courthouses and may change the way cases are handled.
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COVID-19 Information

New Limitations at Court Facilities

Per an order from Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea, the Minnesota Judicial Branch is limiting in-person activities in court facilities in response to increased COVID-19 infection rates in Minnesota:
  • Jury Trials: Jury trials in progress will continue until complete. No new jury trials will begin prior to February 1, 2021. Exceptions may be granted for in-person proceedings under limited circumstances.
  • Remote Hearings: All hearings will be conducted remotely. Exceptions may be granted for in-person proceedings under limited circumstances.
  • Public Access: At least one counter service window must be open during normal business hours. Services may be provided remotely or by appointment only. See below for current information on public access to our court facilities.
  • Self-Help Center services are available by phone and email.
Face coverings are required in all court facilities. If you do not have a face covering, see court staff immediately. 
 
If you are required to visit a court facility but have COVID-19 symptoms or have had COVID-19 exposure in the last 14 days contact the court or your attorney as soon as possible.

Minnesota Judicial Branch COVID-19 Orders and Information »
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Public Access to Red Lake County Court Facilities

Public service counters and public access terminals (courthouse terminals) are open.
 

Other County-Specific Information

  • Court hearings are being conducted via Zoom.  The remote Zoom hearing information can be found in the Notice of Hearing, or contact your attorney or court administration.
  • If you have weak or no internet or cellphone service, you may attend hearings at the courthouse.
  • If one or more of the following forms are enclosed with your court summons, please return them by mail, fax, email, or in person at least five (5) days before your hearing.
  • If you have Exhibits, please mail, fax, email or deliver them in person to court administration at least five (5) business days before your hearing, if possible.
Contact Us
If you have questions about a case filed in Red Lake County District Court, you may contact us by phone or email: