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August 22, 2018

Witness to History: 1979

In 1979 Mankato State University, now Minnesota State University, Mankato, consolidated its two campuses into one on their highland campus. Also in 1979, William Partridge, an attorney with Farrish Johnson Law Office, began practicing in Mankato. MSU Consolidates Campuses Mankato State University was first established as the Mankato Normal School on October 7, 1868, operating out of rented quarters at the Methodist Episcopal Church. The school then relocated to quarters in the Shaubut building before establishing itself in the three-story Old Main building, completed in 1870. The school experienced near disaster in 1922 when Old Main was destroyed by fire...
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