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Witness to History: 2015

In 2015, the Minnesota Lynx won the WNBA title. It was their third franchise title and was followed by another win in 2017. Also in 2015, Paul Moosbrugger joined Farrish Johnson Law Office after working as a law clerk for the Honorable Kurt Johnson in Blue Earth County. Minnesota Lynx The Minnesota Lynx basketball team based in Minneapolis, MN, plays in the Western Conference in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Lynx have qualified for the WNBA playoffs in 9 of the 19 years, winning four championships in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. They are tied with the Houston...
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Witness to History: 1914

This month is 1914, Greyhound Lines, Inc. began in Hibbing, MN. The first route transported iron ore miners between Hibbing and Alice, MN for 15 cents That same year, Harrison L. Schmitt, the founder of what would become Farrish Johnson Law Office, served as president of the Minnesota Bar Association. Greyhound Lines, Inc. Using a 7-passenger car, Carl Eric Wickman, a Swedish immigrant, began a bus service with Andy Anderson and C.A.A. Heed, transporting iron ore minors in Minnesota. The company got its first actual buses in 1921; they were grey and people started calling them greyhounds. It would take...
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Witness to History: 1984

This week in 1984, the Louisiana World Exposition, a World’s Fair, opened in New Orleans, Louisiana. There has not been another World’s Fair in the United States since the exposition in New Orleans. Also in 1984, Will Partridge was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. Louisiana World Exposition The 1984 Louisiana World Exposition opened on Saturday, May 12 and closed on Sunday, November 11, 1984. Its theme was “The World of Rivers—Fresh Waters as a Source of Life.” The Fair was held along the Mississippi River front near the New Orleans Central Business District. It...
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Witness to History: 1990

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and guarantees that they have the same opportunities as everyone else. Also in 1990, Terri Stoneburner, who began working with the firm in 1979, was appointed District Court Judge in the Fifth Judicial District. Americans with Disability Act The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to...
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Witness to History: 2000

In 2000, camera phones were first introduced and sold to consumers around the world. Also in 2000, Scott Kelly was first selected for inclusion on the Minnesota Super Lawyers list. This prestigious honor, which he has received every year since, recognizes the top five percent of all lawyers in Minnesota. Camera Phones The first cell phone with a built-in camera was manufactured by Samsung and released in South Korea in June 2000. It was capable of taking 20 photos at a 0.35-megapixel resolution but it had to be hooked up to a computer to access the photos. In November of...
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Witness to History: 1961

In 1961, Franklin Rogers Park, home field of the Mankato Moondogs and Mankato West High School, was built. That same year, Robert G. Johnson joined the firm and became one of its namesakes. During his career, Johnson distinguished himself in the areas of medical and legal malpractice defense. Franklin Rogers Park Franklin Rogers Park, originally Key City Park, opened in 1961 at 601 Reed Street, in Mankato. Franklin Rogers served as sports editor and later as The Free Press’ editor and vice president. Rogers was also an active civic leader; in 1964 Governor Karl Rolvaag appointed him head of a...
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Witness to History: 1900

In 1900, Kodak introduced the first Brownie camera, which brought the hobby of photography within financial reach of consumers. The camera sold for $1 and film was 15 cents a roll. Also in 1900, J.W. Schmitt joined the practice that would become Farrish Johnson Law Office. Kodak Brownie Camera Introduced in February of 1900 by Eastman Kodak, the Brownie camera provided low-cost photography to the people. It was produced so inexpensively that anyone, not just professional or wealthy individuals, could own one. For less than $2, anyone could buy the Brownie, a roll of film, and get it processed. It...
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Witness to History: 1975

In 1975, Glen Taylor purchased Carlson Wedding Service, the foundation for what would become Taylor Corporation. Also in that year, Dave Salsbery joined the firm that is now Farrish Johnson Law Office. Taylor Corporation Carlson Wedding Service owner, Bill Carlson, decided to sell the company in preparation for retirement. Glen Taylor had worked with Carlson since 1959 and purchased the business. He founded Taylor Corporation in 1975. Taylor Corporation produces interactive print and marketing solutions and is comprised of more than 80 subsidiaries and employs more than 12,000 people across 25 states, Puerto Rico, and nine foreign countries. Mankato Taylor...
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Witness to History: 1974

This month in 1974, the majority of Arab oil-producing nations ended their embargo against the United States, marking the end of the 1973 oil crisis. This crisis led to the enactment of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards by Congress in 1975. Also in 1974, Miles Zimmerman, who has worked with the firm since 1952, was appointed District Court Judge of Blue Earth County. End of Oil Embargo The Arab-dominated Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced a decision to cut oil exports to the United States and other nations that provided military aid to Israel in the Yom...
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