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State Courts To Resume In-Person Criminal Jury Trials March 15

Posted: Friday, February 19, 2021

In-person criminal jury trials for all case types will resume in all state district courts effective March 15, 2021 under a new statewide order issued by Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.

No in-person civil jury trials will commence before April 30, 2021, unless an exception is granted by the Chief Judge. All hearings will be conducted remotely to the extent possible through April 30, 2021; exceptions may be granted in limited circumstances. At least one counter service window must be open in each county and for the appellate courts during normal business hours, excluding court holidays. Services may be provided by appointment, remotely or by telephone.