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COVID-19 Information

Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea issued an order on May 15, 2020 regarding the continuing operations of state courts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Beginning Monday May 18, 2020 courts will begin to implement the Minnesota Judicial Branch COVID-19 Preparedness Plan which was developed in consultation with the Minnesota Department of Health. Once courts have ensured they are in compliance with the Preparedness Plan, they will implement Transitional Case Strategies for resuming more in-person courthouse activity for litigants and employees. Remote hearing technology will continue to be used.
 
Self-help services are being conducted via phone or email.
   
If you have a court case scheduled in Mower County District Court, call (507) 437-9465 option 2 to determine if your case will be heard or scheduled to a future date. You may also contact the court by email and use the dropdown menu to select the appropriate county.

PLEASE NOTE: If your case will be heard or you must visit the Mower County Justice Center, please be aware of the following changes:
The Mower County Government Center will be locked, but the Mower County District Court is available to court customers that have essential business with the court.
  • The Mower County Justice Center will remain open for scheduled Super High and High Priority court hearings, and for other persons with prior approval of the court.  For approval, please call (507) 437-9465 option 2.
  • When arriving at the Justice Center for high and super high hearings, the front doors will be locked. Court visitors will need to call (507) 437-9465 and select option 2 to request to be let into the building. Visitors should remain at the front doors until they’ve been approved for entry.  Building security will approved visitors into the building and provide an escort to the courtroom.
  • Efforts will be made to accommodate remote appearances for every scheduled hearing.  Making the Record for Remote Appearances - Tips for Judges and Attorneys
  • Those customers who need to file paperwork MUST call (507) 437-9465 option for directions about filing their paperwork.
  • For persons who have business with the court other than Super High or High Priority hearings, eFiling, U.S. Mail, and telephone access will be available.
 These measures should not adversely affect a litigant’s case in any way.