Minnesota Division of Counties
The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota was established in 1858. In 1890 the district was divided into six divisions. Since 1960, sessions of the court have been pretermitted in the First and Second Divisions. At the present time, sessions of the District Court are held in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and Fergus Falls.
Jury Division of Counties
Below is a list of counties in the state of Minnesota. Pursuant to the Plan for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors for the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota and by order of the Court, grand jurors are summonsed from all divisions and will report to the divisional office in either St. Paul or Minneapolis, petit jurors summonsed from the Fifth Division will report to the divisional office in Duluth, petit jurors summonsed from the Sixth Divisions will report to the divisional office in Fergus Falls, and petit jurors summonsed from the Third and Fourth Divisions will report to the divisional office in either St. Paul or Minneapolis.
Division 3 - St. Paul
The Third Divisional Office draws jurors from the following counties:
Chisago, Dakota, Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Steele, Wabasha, Washington and Winona.
Division 4 - Minneapolis
The Fourth Divisional Office draws jurors from the following counties:
Anoka, Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Faribault, Freeborn, Hennepin, Isanti, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, LeSueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sherburne, Sibley, Swift, Waseca, Watonwan, Wright and Yellow Medicine.
Division 5 - Duluth
The Fifth Divisional Office draws jurors from the following counties:
Aitkin, Benton, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine and St. Louis.
Division 6 - Fergus Falls
The Sixth Divisional Office draws jurors from the following counties:
Becker, Beltrami, Big Stone, Clay, Clearwater, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Pope, Red Lake, Roseau, Stearns, Stevens, Todd, Traverse, Wadena, and Wilkin.