Court Administration

Court Administration Office:

Duties & Responsibilities

The office of the Court Administrator is a local position created by the Constitution of the State of Minnesota.  The office is the highest judicial administrative office on the county level and as such serves as the official keeper of the records for all case types filed in Grant County.  The maintenance of physical files, electronic files and trial exhibits rests with staff for collecting, monitoring and accounting for dollars collected for fines, surcharges, fees and assessments.  The funds, once properly collected, are distributed to municipalities, the county, the state and a variety of other agencies.

Association with the Legal System

Court Administration is the agency which interacts most frequently with the public during their association with the legal system in the respective county.  Whether managing the jury system or explaining the details of conciliation court forms to prospective litigants, Court Administration is the contact point for citizens accessing the courts on the county level.


Grant County District Court is a general jurisdiction unified trial court in the 8th Judicial District of Minnesota, where the Judges hear all types of cases including criminal, family, civil, juvenile, probate and conciliation court.  The court operates out of the Grant County Courthouse in Elbow Lake, MN.  


Contact Us

  1. Diane Fox
    Court Administrator


    10 2nd St. NE

    Elbow Lake, MN 56531

    Phone #  218-685-8282

    Fax#  #   218-685-5349


    Monday – Friday

    8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Closed Observed Holidays

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