Viewing "Courts, Cases, District Judges and the Bar of Steele County." (1887)
The authors of this article wrote that they had "grouped together all that we could learn regarding courts, cases and the bar of Steele County" but they acknowledged omitting those cases on which "the memories of old settlers" differ or which "might give pain and cause dispute" because the interested parties "or their near friends" were still living. About two-thirds of the article is devoted to accounts of court cases, especially criminal prosecutions, from 1855 to 1887, when it appeared first as a chapter in a joint history of Steele and Waseca Counties. The remaining one-third contains profiles of judges who served and lawyers who practiced in the county during these thirty plus years. There were fourteen members of the county bar in 1887.