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Notice to McLeod County Reporting Jurors

This information is for jurors who have received a letter in the mail and have been summoned to report for petit jury duty in McLeod County.

Juror Report Line: (320) 864-1279

If you have questions please contact
Deb Kohout: (320) 864-1278
Denise Ortloff: (320) 864-1280
Jessie Pagenkopf: (320) 864-1545

This message is for all Jurors whose term began on September 1, 2020:  As ordered by the Minnesota Supreme Court in response to the current pandemic, there will be no jury trials prior to June 1st, 2020.  If you have been summoned for jury service during this time, you are not required to report right now.  If your service is needed, you will receive written notice when trials start again.  You must still complete your Juror Questionnaire according to the instructions on your summons. We thank you in advance for completing your Questionnaire online if you are able. Further information can be found on the State Juror Service webpage.

Locate and take note of your assigned group number which appears at the top of the Notice to Report for Jury Duty letter. If your group does not have to come in, you do not need to call, you will get a letter the next time your services are needed. 

The new term of jurors starts 09/01/2020 to 12/31/2020


Future jury trial dates: 
Jurors will be subject to weapons screening upon entering the courthouse. Any items that could be used as a weapon will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get into the courthouse.

Cell phones are allowed in the jury assembly room, however, they must be turned off in the courtroom.  There is wireless internet in the jury assembly room and electrical outlets for your use. You may bring a laptop or reading materials for time you may spend waiting for the selection process. Vending machines are available on site.

Minnesota law requires you to serve on jury service if qualified.  You may be guilty of a crime if you fail to show up for jury service as directed (Minn. Stat. § 593.42 Jurors; Failure To Appear).

Thank you in advance for your service as a juror in McLeod County.  The right to a trial by jury is a cornerstone of American democracy and your jury service is an essential part of your local justice system.  Justice cannot be served without the time and dedication of citizens like you.