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Witness to History: 2000

In 2000 the Minnesota Wild began their first season. The state was awarded an expansion franchise in 1997, which was officially named the Wild in 1998. That same year, Terri Stoneburner, an attorney with Farrish Johnson for many years, was appointed to the Minnesota Court of Appeals by Governor Ventura and remained there until her retirement in 2014. Minnesota Wild The Minnesota Wild were the first NHL franchise in Minnesota since the North Stars moved to Dallas in 1993. They were the only Minneapolis-St. Paul area major professional league franchise to play in St. Paul until Minnesota United FC move...
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Witness to History: 2013

In 2013 the Speechless Film Festival began in Mankato, MN. The Festival is presented by Bethany Lutheran College each year and showcases the work of local and international artists. Also in 2013, Jospeh Gangi joined the firm and first received the North Star Lawyers Award for the Minnesota State Bar Association for his commitment to pro bono service. Speechless Film Festival Speechless Film Festival is a 3-day multimedia event that showcases local and international artists. Created in 2013, the festival is presented by Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato and is the only international, independent film festival in or around Mankato....
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Witness to History: 2001

In 2001 Cambria opened its facility in Le Sueur, MN. The company was founded in 2000 when the Davis family decided to enter the quartz surface business after being presented with the opportunity to buy equipment. In that same year, Robert G. Johnson, one of the firm’s namesakes, retired from the practice of law. During his time with the firm, its reputation in the area of trial practice continued to grow and expand. Cambria Cambria’s 150,000-square foot building in LeSueur opens and begins business as a tile manufacturer. Founded in 2000, Cambria is a natural, quartz surfacing product, used for...
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Witness to History: 2007

In 2007 Scouting celebrated its 100th anniversary with worldwide celebrations. All Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts organizations trace their origins back to the work of Robert Baden-Powell, which began in 1907. That same year, Charlotte Farrish and Robert J. Sheran were named among the “Most Influential Lawyers” in the history of the state of Minnesota by Minnesota Law and Politics Magazine. Scouting 100th Anniversary The first Scout Camp opened on August 1, 1907 by founder General Baden-Powell with 20 boys in attendance, located on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, southern England. Exactly 100 years later, approximately 400,000 Scouts took part...
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Witness to History: 2015

In 2015 Mankato was named as one of the top 10 “Best Small Cities in America” by NerdWallet. Over 1,300 small cities were evaluated for their economic health, affordability and quality of life. Also in that year, Steve Fink was selected for inclusion on the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, published by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business. The list recognizes the top 5% of all lawyers in Minnesota. Best Small City in America The low cost of living, reasonable commutes, educational institutions, and economies boosted by jobs in health care, education, and technology in the Midwest perform well when determining...
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Introducing Christopher A. DeLong

Christopher will be focusing his practice in the areas of civil litigation, appellate practice, criminal defense, and construction litigation. Prior to joining Farrish Johnson Law Office Christopher was a law clerk for the Honorable Justice G. Barry Anderson of the Minnesota Supreme Court. As a Marine Corps veteran, Christopher is dedicated to providing his clients with the highest quality legal services and determined advocacy on their behalf. Learn more about Christopher here.  If you have questions about a civil litigation matter, an appeal, or criminal defense, call 507-625-2525 to schedule a consult with Christopher.

Witness to History: 1993

In 1993 CERN released its World Wide Web technology into the public domain, donating it to the world. In that year, Farrish Johnson Law Office celebrated its 100th anniversary, having opened in 1893. World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, invented the World Wide Web in 1986. It was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automatic information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world. The first website was dedicated to the World Wide Web project and described the basic features including how to access other people’s...
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Witness to History: 1927

In the year of 1927 Charles Lindbergh made the first solo non-stop trans-Atlantic flight, from New York to Paris. The feat won Lindbergh the Orteig Prize and advanced public interest in aviation. In 1927 Charlotte Farrish, the firm’s namesake, won her first case. At the time she was Mankato’s only female attorney and one of the first women to appear before the Blue Earth District Court. Trans-Atlantic Flight On May 21, 1927, American pilot Charles A. Lindbergh, a native of Little Falls, Minnesota, landed at Le Bourget Field in Paris, successfully completing the first solo, non-stop transatlantic flight and the...
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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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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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