Court Administration

Robert Sommerville, Beltrami County Court Administrator

Judicial Center
600 Minnesota Ave NW, Suite 108
Bemidji, MN 56601

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Resident Judges:

Paul T. Benshoof

Shari R. Schluchter

John G. Melbye

The District Court processes filings for civil, criminal, traffic, family, probate, and juvenile matters. The court is responsible for case-flow management, jury management, and revenue (fines, fees, and restitution) collection and disbursement.  The court provides a range of services to the public, attorneys, judges and other members of the judiciary branch.