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Witness to History: 2012

This week in 2012 the 30th Summer Olympic Games came to a close in London, England. It was at these games that Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time. That same year, Farrish Johnson Law Office received the Mankato Free Press Media Reader’s Choice Award for Best Lawyer. 30th Summer Olympic Games Formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and more commonly known as London 2012, the 2012 Summer Olympics was held from July 27th to August 12th, 2012 in London, England. The opening ceremony received acclaim through the world. During the Games, Michael Phelps became the...
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Witness to History: 2017

In 2017, Forbes.com named Mankato as one of the “Best Small Places for Business and Careers.” That same year, Kenzie Corrow became an attorney with Farrish Johnson Law Office, focusing in the areas of divorce and family law. Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers In determining the best small places for businesses and careers, Forbes considers several factors, including past and projected job growth, business and living costs, educational attainment, net migration patterns, and cultural and recreational opportunities. Forbes considers a “small place” to be a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) with a population less than 250,000. The Mankato MSA...
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Witness to History: 1936

1936, is the hottest and coldest year on record in Mankato. More than 28 days never reached zero degrees in January and February and July had eight days in a row with highs over 100 degrees. Also in 1936, Henry M. Gallagher joined the firm that would become Farrish Johnson Law Office. During his career, Gallagher was appointed Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Record Highs & Lows The 1936 North American cold wave ranks among the most intense cold waves in the recorded history of North America. The extreme cold made snow from several blizzards easy to blow...
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Witness to History: 2016

In 2016, South Central College celebrated its 70th anniversary. The institution, originally the Mankato Vocational School, was founded in 1946 and was the first public post-secondary vocational-technical school in the state. Also in 2016, Amy E. Sauter joined Farrish Johnson Law Office as an attorney specializing in divorce and family law. South Central College Mankato Vocational School was founded in 1946 as the first public post-secondary vocational-technical school in Minnesota. The Kline Garage, in downtown Mankato, became the site for the vocational school that offered programs in electrical careers, machine tool, and auto mechanics. In 1950, classes moved into the...
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Witness to History: Fourth of July

The attorneys and staff at Farrish Johnson Law Office wish you and yours a safe, fun filled Fourth of July! We also thank all who have served or are serving in the U.S. Military to protect our freedom and independence.

Witness to History: 2013

This week in 2013, thousands watched as the Gage Towers on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus were demolished using strategically placed explosives. That same year, Bruce Young became an attorney with Farrish Johnson Law Office when the office of Murphy and Young in Madelia merged with the firm. The merger provided the firm with more extensive legal services and a second location. Gage Towers Construction on the Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Gage residence hall towers began in 1964 and were completed in time for students to move in for the 1965-1966 school year, when the total cost of room...
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Witness to History: 1999

In 1999, the Mankato Mashers, now the Mankato MoonDogs, were founded and began playing in the Northwoods League, a collegiate summer baseball league. That same year Yuri Jelokov, now an attorney with Farrish Johnson Law Office, graduated Cum Laude from Estonian-American Business College, Tallinn, Estonia. Mankato Mashers The Mankato Mashers, an amateur baseball team, entered the Northwoods League, a collegiate summer baseball league, in 1999. The Mashers produced three future major leaguers, Curtis Granderson, Jack Hannahan and Paul McAnulty. In 2002 they were renamed the Mankato MoonDogs. Players come from some of the premier colleges throughout the country to play...
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Witness to History: Flag Day

Our flag unites us. It brings us together and provides a focus for our pride and gratitude. But it is also a symbol of hard work, perseverance and sacrifice, qualities that everyone should remember and admire. The attorneys and staff at Farrish Johnson Law Office hope you can take a moment to celebrate Flag Day.

Thank you for Celebrating our 125th Anniversary!

We had a tremendous day in celebration of Farrish Johnson Law Office’s 125th Anniversary!  Thank you to all who joined us yesterday for our party.  It is because of you Farrish Johnson is able to celebrate this milestone. Special thank you to those who helped make this event happen: Lime Valley Advertising MSU Mankato Women’s Hockey Team Casey Christenson, Caricatures by Casey Greg Huges, Family Fun Shows HyVee Absolute Catering G&K Event Rentals Tom Rudie, MT Balloons A to Z Rental Center Pepsi Matt Fink and Loyola School Staff of Farrish Johnson Law Office

Witness to History: 1985

In 1985, construction began on the Veterans Memorial Bridge to replace the Main Street Bridge, which had stood since the early 1900s. The bridge was dedicated on November 11th, 1986. In that same year, Mary Anne Wray, who was an attorney with Farrish Johnson Law Office for many years, graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School. Veterans Memorial Bridge The first bridge across the Minnesota River connecting Mankato and North Mankato was an iron truss bridge constructed in 1897. It was replaced by an ornate concrete arch bridge in 1917. A flood control project involving the installation of levees...
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