Normandale Community College
Two owners of a Twin Cities electrical company have pleaded guilty to not paying their employees the prevailing wage at a construction project at Normandale Community College. Thomas Robert Clifton, 51 of Lake Elmo and Earl Keith Standafer, 57 of Burnsville, pleaded guilty last Friday in Hennepin County Court to one count of theft by swindle of more than $35,000.
Two electrical companies face criminal charges for illegally pocketing more than a quarter million dollars.
Miss Minnesota was not chosen to represent the U.S. in the forthcoming Miss Universe Pageant. On Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nitaya Panemalaythong, of Savage, Minn., competed in the Miss USA Pageant.
On Saturday night, Miss Minnesota 2012 will compete for the title of Miss USA. Nitaya Panemalaythong comes from a big family in Savage; she has eight brothers and sisters.
Normandale Community College in Bloomington announced a win-win for job seekers Thursday: Course work in a field with jobs that are in demand.
Each week, we like to reveal hidden gems in Minnesota that you might not have visited. For example, did you know there’s an authentic Japanese garden in Bloomington?