Normandale welcomed US Sen. Amy Klobuchar to the official ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at its newly renovated Activities Building. "I'm here today as the granddaughter of an iron ore miner, the daughter of a teacher and a newspaper man, and the first woman to be elected to the United State Senate from Minnesota," said Klobuchar. "I'm not sure any of this would have been possible without my family's history with community colleges." A crowd of more than 200 people looked on as Klobuchar, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Vice Chancellor Laura King, Trustee Scott Thiss and Normandale President Joe Opatz cut the ribbon on the 'recycled' Activities Building.
"Today we're beginning a new chapter in the history of Normandale Community College," said Klobuchar. "This is a history that has seen hundreds of thousands of students, faculty, staff and supporters walk through your doors and make a difference in the world around you."