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History of the District Court

Welcome to the "History of the District Court" portion of the web site of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The following history of the judicial system in Minnesota begins in 1849 when the first territorial court term was held in Stillwater, Minnesota. The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota was not established until nine years later when Minnesota became a State in 1858. We hope you find your visit useful and informative, and that you will not hesitate to let us know how our site can be improved for your future reference and assistance.

Richard Sletten
Clerk of Court

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