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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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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: We Remember

The attorneys and staff at Farrish Johnson Law Office remember those who have sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom and rights, and thank all who have served or are serving in the U.S. Military. We also wish you and yours a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day holiday weekend.

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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