Except as otherwise provided by these rules, the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure do not apply to juvenile protection matters.
Except as otherwise provided by statute or these rules, in a juvenile protection matter the court shall only admit evidence that would be admissible in a civil trial pursuant to the Minnesota Rules of Evidence.
An out-of-court statement not otherwise admissible by statute or rule of evidence is admissible if required by Minnesota Statutes, section 260C.165.
In addition to the judicial notice permitted under the Rules of Evidence, the court, upon its own motion or the motion of any party or the county attorney, may take judicial notice only of findings of fact and court orders in the juvenile protection court file and in any other proceeding in any other court file involving the child or the child's parent or legal custodian.
Juvenile protection matters concerning an Indian child shall be governed by the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), 25 U.S.C. sections 1901-1963; the ICWA regulations, 25 C.F.R. part 23; the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA), Minnesota Statutes, sections 260.751 to 260.835; and by these rules when these rules are not inconsistent with ICWA, the ICWA regulations, or MIFPA.
The statutes, court rules, and court policies regarding appointment of court interpreters apply to juvenile protection matters. The court may appoint an interpreter of its own selection and may fix reasonable compensation pursuant to those statutes, court rules and court policies.
Except as otherwise provided by these rules, Rules 1-2, 4-16, and 901-907 of the General Rules of Practice for the District Courts apply to juvenile protection matters. Rules 3 and 101-814 of the General Rules of Practice for the District Courts do not apply to juvenile protection matters. Rule 5 of the General Rules of Practice for the District Courts does not apply to attorneys who represent Indian tribes in juvenile protection matters.