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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. Miner County is part of the 3rd Judicial Circuit which is made up of fourteen counties. Those other counties are: Beadle, Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, 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

Miner County Courthouse
PO Box 265
Howard, SD 57349

CLERK OF COURT:
Melissa Lock, Clerk
Sharlene Jensen, Deputy
Phone: 605-772-4612
Fax: 605-772-4412
Office Hours: M-F; 9AM-1PM

COURT SERVICES:
Jason Schneider, CSO
Phone: 605-256-5645
Fax: 605-256-5012

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





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