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Court in session for Valentine's Day

Cupid will make a stop at the Minnesota Judicial Branch this Valentine’s Day, as judges in three counties perform free Valentine’s Day weddings.

St. Louis County District Court in Duluth will have one judge available to perform weddings if couples would like to get married on Valentine’s Day. Likewise, Judge Michelle Anderson at the St. Louis County District Court in Virginia also will marry couples on Feb. 14.

“Performing weddings is one of the highlights of my job,” Judge Anderson said. “Valentine’s Day gives me an opportunity to share in the joy of couples in my area.”

There are also judges available in Ramsey County District Court in St. Paul and Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis, where all 24 of its wedding slots are filled. Ramsey County plans to perform 32 weddings over the noon hour and has many slots still open.

Couples do not need to reside in the county in which they plan to marry but must have a valid marriage license in that county before a wedding can be performed. To marry in St. Louis County District Court in Duluth or Virginia, couples must obtain a marriage license from St. Louis County and schedule a wedding appointment with a judge by calling 218-221-7682 for a Duluth wedding or 218-305-7039 for a Virginia wedding.