Image courtesy Redwood County

Construction on the new Redwood County Justice Center is nearing completion, and demolition of the Courthouse has been scheduled. 

Addressing the numerous security and infrastructure issues of the century-old Courthouse has been a point of concern for a number  of years. In 2004 the County began reviewing solutions to resolve the numerous issues of the building. In 2018 the county board determined developing a new facility outweighed the value of the Courthouse building. As a result, the Commissioners authorized moving  forward with the construction of a new Justice Center, with Wold Architect and Engineers, and Contegrity Group Construction  Management to provide project oversight. 

The decision to build a new facility did not come lightly. The Courthouse has been a long-standing asset in the County since it was  built in 1891. Numerous modifications made to the Courthouse over the years include the 1960 addition. Due to those changes  the building does not qualify for a National Historic Registry designation. In an effort to preserve the historical elements of the  building, pictures have been taken and will be hosted on the County website for the public to view. During demolition, the  Commissioners have requested measures be taken to preserve the historic 1891 Courthouse arch located on the west side of the  building. If successful, the arch will be displayed.  

Construction of the new Redwood County Justice Center is on schedule. Activities are underway to transition into the new building before it is open to the public. One of the activities is the demolition of the Courthouse, which is tentatively set for August 22. 

The demolition process will take effect August 1 through mid-September, which means the Courthouse, and the new Justice Center  are not open to the public for in-person services. If you need assistance, contact Court Administration or County Attorney’s office by  phone. Court Administration can be reached at (507) 616-4800 and the County Attorney’s office at (507) 637-4010, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

Following the demolition of the Courthouse, site work will be completed for the installation of sidewalks and parking lot, between  mid-September through November.  

Watch for announcements regarding the sale of excess office furniture and equipment mid-August. 

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