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Edward J. Devitt U.S. Courthouse & Federal Building

View of the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in Fergus Falls. 118 S. Mill St.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537  

The Edward J. Devitt U.S. Courthouse & Federal Building is located in the Fergus Falls Central Business District, approximately 175 miles northwest of Minneapolis. In September 2013 the building was named after Edward James Devitt, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the state of Minnesota (1959-81) and a former U.S. Representative. 

Property Manager: Denise McCormick

For more building information or service calls, contact the Fergus Falls U.S. Courthouse Service Desk listed in the top right box of this page. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.

Building Hours and Access The building is open to the public 7 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). A handicapped accessible entrance is located at the rear of the building.

Parking A public parking lot is located behind the building, but no public transportation is available.

Key Tenants The U.S. District Court and Bankruptcy Court, along with U.S. Attorneys, Probation, and Marshals Service, all have offices in the building. The latest (2013) GSA Tenant Satisfaction Survey resulted in an 83% more than satisfied rating (four or five on a five-point scale) for the courthouse and GSA services. 

History and Architectural Features The three-story steel-framed building was constructed in 1902 in the Neo-Classical Revival style of architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Devitt Courthouse is made of granite, brick, and limestone, and its interior lobby floor is marble and terrazzo. Its size nearly doubled with expansions in 1927 and 1933.

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Devitt U.S. Courthouse Service Desk
(612) 334-4164

Minnesota-Wisconsin Service Center (Minnesota Office1)
(612) 725-3652

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