COVID-19 Information

Face Coverings and Social Distancing
Face coverings and social distancing will no longer be required in court facilities beginning July 6, 2021. Individuals may wear a face covering if they choose to do so, although judges may direct people to remove face coverings as necessary to conduct court hearings

Current Court Operations
To continue operations in a manner that prioritizes health and safety, the following is effect through September 6, 2021:

  • In-Person Hearings and Trials: Criminal Jury Trials; Civil Jury Trials; court trials in Major Criminal, Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Protection (including Child in Need of Protection or Services and Permanency cases types) cases; Criminal Settlement Conferences; and Grand Jury Proceedings continue to take place in-person. Mandatory misdemeanor criminal trials and contested hearings in these cases can be held in person beginning August 2, 2021.
  • Remote Hearings: All other district court proceedings will be held remotely unless the chief judge of the judicial district grants permission for an in-person proceeding based on extenuating circumstances.
  • Public Service Counters: At least one public service counter in each county, and one in the appellate courts, will be accessible between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding court holidays. Counter service can be provided remotely, by appointment, or in person.
  • Self-Help Services: Self-Help services continue to be conducted by appointment, remotely, or by telephone.
  • Courthouse Terminals: Courthouse terminals are available based on hours established by the local district court. See below for more details.

If you are required to visit a court facility but have COVID-19 symptoms or have had COVID-19 exposure in the last 14 days, contact the court or your attorney as soon as possible.

Minnesota Judicial Branch COVID-19 Orders and Information »
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Public Access to Red Lake County Court Facilities

Public service counters and public access terminals (courthouse terminals) are open.

Other County-Specific Information

  • Court hearings are being conducted via Zoom.  The remote Zoom hearing information can be found in the Notice of Hearing, or contact your attorney or court administration.
  • If you have weak or no internet or cellphone service, you may attend hearings at the courthouse.
  • If one or more of the following forms are enclosed with your court summons, please return them by mail, fax, email, or in person at least five (5) days before your hearing.
  • If you have Exhibits, please mail, fax, email or deliver them in person to court administration at least five (5) business days before your hearing, if possible.
Contact Us
If you have questions about a case filed in Red Lake County District Court, you may contact us by phone or email: