Lori Gildea, chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, visited a criminal justice class at Central Lakes College in Brainerd on Wednesday, Oct. 12 to discuss how the court works and aspects of the state court system in general. The criminal law students followed up her presentation with several questions regarding particular situations and outcomes. Earlier in the day, she and fellow justices heard arguments of an actual court case as hundreds of students listened, including a number of CLC political science students. The court annually takes its activity to outstate Minnesota for a chance to have time with the public and demonstrate a real-life court case. An informal dinner took place Tuesday night at CLC (see below).