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Retiring Engineer Has Shared Knowledge With Students

Jim Swanson has shared his experience with Minnesota State Mankato engineering students.

Mark Fischenich, Mankato Free Press, 6-20-2012

Reporter Mark Fischenich wrote an article about the career of retiring Minnesota Department of Transportation District Engineer Jim Swanson that was published on the front page of the June 20, 2012 Mankato Free Press.

Several paragraphs in Fischenich's article described how Swanson has influenced engineering students at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Here is an excerpt written by Fischenich: "Swanson’s career — from technician to assistant commissioner to district engineer — is impressive enough to capture the attention of engineering students at Minnesota State University’s Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, where he serves on an advisory council made up of local engineers."

To read the entire article and more about what Swanson has tried to impress upon Minnesota State Mankato students, go to

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