12:30 p.m. - Rededication ceremony for the renovated Dodge County Courthouse
The rededication ceremony will be held in the courtroom located on the second floor of the Dodge County Courthouse. The event will feature remarks by Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice G. Barry Anderson, Dodge County District Court Judge Jodi L. Williamson, and members of the Dodge County Board of Commissioners. Justice Anderson will present the county with a commemorative plaque marking the historic renovation project, on behalf of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The ceremony is open to the public and media.
Noon to 4:30 p.m. – Informational tours of the Dodge County Courthouse and Government Services Building
The public is invited take self-guided tours of the newly-renovated Dodge County Courthouse and the Government Services Building anytime between noon and 4:30 p.m. Building maps and informational brochures will be available at the entrances of both buildings.
Inside the courthouse, visitors will see the remodeled courtroom; the offices of the public defender, county attorney, and probation; court administration; the jury deliberation room; and the county law library. In addition, Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose will give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the Sheriff’s office, including the administrative offices, the new dispatch center, weapons screening, and the holding and booking areas.
At the Government Services Building, visitors will tour the new county boardroom; learn what county services are available at the renovated building; and learn about services through the local University of Minnesota Extension office.
Throughout both buildings, guests will be able to learn about their justice system and county government by meeting with judges, attorneys, law enforcement, county officials, and staff.
If You Come
For the safety of all attendees, visitors will be required to pass through a security screening checkpoint
before entering the courthouse.