Sixth Judicial District

Map of Minnesota with Sixth Judicial District counties highlighted

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. Michael J. Cuzzo 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.

 

Chief Judge

Honorable Michael J. Cuzzo

Assistant Chief Judge

Honorable Leslie E. Beiers

District Administrator

Sara Taylor

Deputy District Administrator

Hilary Huntley

Reimbursement Rate for Attorney's Fees and Costs (2021)


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Every Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Every Wednesday 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Test your device/connection:

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Test Session Meeting ID: 161 097 6859
Test Session Meeting Passcode: 409816

***Meeting ID and Passcode are for testing only. It will NOT connect to your court hearing***

Treatment courts are collaborations between the courts, probation, law enforcement, treatment providers and community partners that work to reduce recidivism of participants who are chemically dependent. In lieu of incarceration, treatment courts use a treatment-based approach coupled with intensive supervision and judicial oversight to help chemically-dependent participants maintain sobriety. The participants enter the treatment court for at least a year, during which time they are expected to complete treatment and remain accountable to probation through providing random urinalysis tests and complying with random home visits.

The Sixth District has nine treatment courts: Carlton County Treatment Court, Shore Substance Use Recovery Courts, North St. Louis County Hybrid Court, North St. Louis County Mental Health Court, South St. Louis County Drug Court, South St. Louis County Veterans Treatment Court, South St. Louis County DWI Court, and South St. Louis County Mental Health Court. Each court has its own team of professionals that collaborate and meet weekly to help participants succeed in the program. Each treatment court also requires that participants appear in front of the judge and the team at weekly hearings.

By achieving a sober lifestyle, chemically-dependent participants are less likely to commit crimes and are more likely to be employed and to be providers for their families. Treatment courts not only save money and increase public safety by reducing crime; they also change the lives of the participants and their families.

For more information, please contact:
 
Lindsay Snustad
Lead Treatment Court Coordinator
MN Sixth Judicial District
100 North 5th Avenue West #320
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 221-7606
 
Rachael Barta
Treatment Court Coordinator
South St. Louis County DWI Court
100 North 5th Avenue West #320
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 221-7603
 
Stephanie Carlson
Treatment Court Coordinator
South St. Louis County Drug Court
South St. Louis County Veterans Treatment Court
100 North 5th Avenue West #320
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 221-7606
 
Liz Henderson
Treatment Court Coordinator
South St. Louis Mental Health Court
100 North 5th Avenue West #320
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 221-7604
 
Courtney Parzych
Treatment Court Coordinator
Carlton County Treatment Court
Shore Substance Use Recovery Court - Cook Co. 
Shore Substance Use Recovery Court - Lake Co.
301 Walnut Avenue
Carlton, MN 55718
(218) 673-5079
 
Aleesha Ward
Treatment Court Coordinator
North St. Louis County Hybrid Court
North St. Louis County Mental Health Court
300 5th Avenue South
Virginia, MN 55792
(218) 305-7044
 
The Sixth District Copy Center in Lake County (Two Harbors) processes all copy requests received for the District (Carlton, St. Louis, Lake, or Cook County). If you’d like a copy of a document from any Sixth District court file, you must submit one of the forms below, and staff at the Copy Center will process your request.

Note: Naturalization Records can be requested through the Minnesota Historical Society. Birth and death records can be requested at any County Recorder’s office in Minnesota. Marriage records can be requested at the County Recorder’s office where the marriage took place.

Forms
Submit on of the following forms depending on your circumstances.
  • To submit your request electronically, complete this electronic submission form
  • Copy Request Form for Agencies Use this form if you are a member of a government agency. You may eFile, email, or fax your copy request using this form. Please note that the file number for copy requests changes at the beginning of each year. If you are unsure of the new copy request court file number, please contact our office for information.
  • Copy Request Form This is the standard copy request form. You may mail it!
    • To mail: Complete the form and mail it to the address given on the form—along with payment—to the Copy Center.
Note: If you’re unsure of what documents you need you may perform a records search using the Minnesota District (Trial) Court Case Search.
 
Call (218) 595-5001 option #3 if you have any questions.
County Court CalendarsCourt calendars reflect scheduled courtroom hearings, but they do not include all matters handled by the court each day.

Confidential cases and cases that are not remotely accessible under Minn. R. Pub. Access 8, subd. 2 are not posted in this calendar. 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.

Carlton County
Cook County
Lake County
St. Louis County - Duluth
St. Louis County - Hibbing
St. Louis County - Virginia

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»

New to Zoom?
 
Zoom Test Sessions are now available to check your device and/or connection.
 
Every Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Every Wednesday 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Test your device/connection:

  • With a computer browser: Go to Zoomgov.com and click “Join a Meeting”. Enter the Test Session Meeting ID and Passcode found below.
  • With a smartphone: Download the Zoom app from your App Store or Google Play, open the app, and chose “Join”. Enter the Test Session Meeting ID and Passcode found below
  • With a telephone: Call 1-833-568-8864. Enter the Test Session Meeting ID and Passcode found below.
Test Session Meeting ID: 161 097 6859
 
Test Session Meeting Passcode: 409816
 
***Meeting ID and Passcode are for testing only. It will NOT connect to your court hearing***
 
District Administration
227 West 1st Street
Suite 302
Duluth, MN 55802