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Associated Press, Published August 25 2009

Minnesotans can now fill out juror questionnaires online

ST. PAUL - Minnesotans who are called to serve as jurors in state District Court now have an Internet option. They can complete a required questionnaire or request a postponement online.

Hennepin County conducted a pilot test of the online service over the past two years. About 60 percent of the more than 40,000 people summoned to jury duty during that time decided to use the online option.

The state judicial branch says the online option is part of an effort to use technology to increase efficiency and cut costs.

Each year, about 180,000 Minnesotans are summoned to serve as jurors in state court.