489.02 QUALIFICATION; POWERS.
Court commissioners shall have and may exercise the judicial powers of a judge of the
district court at chambers. Among other powers conferred by law, they are empowered to issue
writs of habeas corpus, to take acknowledgments of deeds and other written instruments, to
take depositions and certify to the same, to perform the marriage ceremony, to take disclosures
in garnishment proceedings pending in the district court, and orders for the examination of
judgment debtors in proceedings supplementary to execution may be made returnable before the
History: (247) RL s 148; 1909 c 59 s 1