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Minnesota Supreme Court announces visit to Wadena area

Minnesota residents in the Wadena area are invited to meet the Minnesota Supreme Court and local judges during an informal community dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in Wadena. The "Meet Your Court" dinner is one of the events that are part of the Supreme Court's fall visit to the Seventh Judicial District.

The state's highest court will also hear oral arguments of an actual case at the Wadena Memorial Auditorium, Wednesday, Oct. 9. Students from Wadena-Deer Creek High School and surrounding schools will pack the auditorium to watch oral arguments and ask questions of the justices. Following the program, the justices will eat lunch with students and visit classrooms. The oral argument program will be broadcast live online.

The visit is part of a biannual program that seeks to teach students about the court system and build the public's trust and confidence in the Judicial Branch.

While the High School program is focused on students, all members of the public are invited to the St. Ann's Parish Center in Wadena on Oct. 8 to meet the Supreme Court justices and district court judges and ask questions over dinner. Dinner will include braised beef, slow roasted chicken, balsamic salad, buttermilk mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable, and dessert and beverages.

Tickets are available for purchase through the Wadena Area Chamber of Commerce. To order tickets, please complete the registration form and return it by Sept. 30 to: Wadena Area Chamber of Commerce, 5 Aldrich Ave. SE, Wadena, MN 56482. Checks should be made out to "Wadena Area Chamber of Commerce." You may also make reservations in person at the chamber office by bringing the RSVP form and your payment. Tickets are non-refundable and will not be available at the door. Seating is limited.