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Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, shown speaking to the Judicial Council on Thursday, said the judiciary’s experience over the past six months proves that Minnesota’s courts can successfully do their work and weather the pause. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota Judicial Branch)
Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, shown speaking to the Judicial Council on Thursday, said the judiciary’s experience over the past six months proves that Minnesota’s courts can successfully do their work and weather the pause. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota Judicial Branch)

Courts revert to remote criminal trials as COVID surges

The Minnesota Judicial Council has imposed a new 60-day pause on almost all in-person criminal jury trials, effective until Feb. 1.

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Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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