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Brookings County Court System

Under supervision of the Chief Justice, who is the administrative head of the Unified Judicial System, the State Court Administrator is the non-judicial officer who implements the rules and policies of the Supreme Court as they apply to the operations and administration of the courts and is the liaison between the judicial branch and the other branches of state and local government. To ensure efficient and responsive operation, the State Court Administrator’s Office provides centralized administrative assistance and support services to the entire Unified Judicial System, which is composed of 7 Judicial Circuits. Brookings County is part of the 3rd Judicial Circuit which is made up of fourteen counties. Those other counties are: Beadle, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Miner, Moody, and Sanborn. The 3rd Circuit Courts are general trial courts with 6 Circuit Court Judges and 2 Magistrate Judges. Administrative direction for the Circuit is provided by a Presiding Judge and Circuit Court Administrator, whom both office out of Brookings. All the court staff including Magistrate Judges, Court Reporters, Clerks of Court, and Court Services Officers are employees of the State of South Dakota.

Contact Information

Brookings County Courthouse
314 6th Avenue, Suite 6
Brookings, SD 57006

CLERK OF COURT:
Anette Beasley, Clerk
Laura Johnson, Deputy
Roxanne Knapp, Deputy
Emily Mosley, Deputy
Emily Webster, Deputy
Phone: 605-688-4200
Fax: 605-688-4952
Email: anna.beasley@ujs.state.sd.us

JUDICIAL STAFF:
Hon. Gregory J. Stoltenburg
Patty Hartsel, Reporter
Phone: 605-688-5705
Fax: 605-688-4838

Hon. Vincent A. Foley
Jerry Johnson, Reporter
Phone: 605-668-4202
Fax: 605-688-4838

Hon. Chris S. Guiles, Magistrate
Tracie Weldon, Recorder
Phone: 605-688-4950
Fax: 605-688-4838

COURT SERVICES:
Molly Ramlo, CSO
Dawn Weelborg, CSO
Kisa Opp, CSO
Mike Aman, CSO
Amy Christensen, Secretary
Phone: 605-688-4208
Fax: 605-688-6737

The FY 2010 work of the court is summarized below:


Criminal cases

Felony cases 94
Class I misdemeanors 567
Class II misdemeanors 3937


Civil cases

Domestic relations 403
Civil cases 463
Appeals 24
Probate cases 140
Juvenile cases 119
Small claims cases 1003
Child support receipts 226
Record search requests 170
Jury Trials 6




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