Roseville Fire Chief Tim O’Neill honored Woodbury resident Robert Renning with a life-saving award after his heroic rescue of a man trapped inside a burning vehicle in June. (Johanna Holub/Review)
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Robert Renning bent door in half to rescue motorist from burning SUV Last month, a Woodbury man rescued a motorist from a burning vehicle in a heroic act of bravery. In the three short weeks since the incident, Robert Renning, 52, has been hit with a flurry of media attention from across the... + continue reading

A room in the old Hamm’s brewery complex, once used as a blacksmith shop, will be turned into a cocktail room by 11 Wells Spirits. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
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We’ve all heard of brewery taprooms coming to the Twin Cities -- seems like everywhere you look, there’s a new one popping up. But booze galleries? That’s a new one. The East Side has two beer breweries on the way that will eventually serve their own beer, brewed right in the... + continue reading

Dancers who performed at the seventh annual Middle Eastern Festival at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in West St. Paul posed for a photo with a camel on July 19. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
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The seventh annual Middle Eastern Festival at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in West St. Paul was held on July 19. The weekend was filled with authentic food characteristic of the Levantine culture, as well as music, camel rides and fundraising for the 101-year-old church. The event offers... + continue reading

The Asante Children’s Choir, comprised of youngsters from East Africa, will perform on the East Side on Wednesday, July 30. The choir will do a five-month-long tour of the United States. (submitted photo)
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Asante Choir brings African orphans to St. Paul to tell their story Bringing songs of hope, alongside bright clothing, pounding percussion and vibrant dancing, children from East Africa will sing for East Siders on Wednesday, July 30 at First Covenant Church. The kids, ages 5 to 14 come via... + continue reading

Catch up on the remarkable story of how Nancy Peterson and Peter Boehm kept the carousel in one piece and in St. Paul at ourcarousel.org, then come and meet them at the carousel’s 100th birthday party Aug. 9 at Como Park. Below, Carousel horses are either “standers” or “jumpers. At Cafesjian’s Carousel in Como Park, all 68 horses are “jumpers” meaning they move up and down. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)
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It’s 100 years for Como Park’s Cafesjian’s Carousel When Nancy Peterson heard the news that cold November day in 1988 that the long-time Minnesota classic carousel had been dismantled and 20 of the horses and a chariot were now on their way to the auction block in New York... + continue reading

Roseville Fire Chief Tim O’Neill honored Woodbury resident Robert Renning with a life-saving award after his heroic rescue of a man trapped inside a burning vehicle in June. (Johanna Holub/Review)

A room in the old Hamm’s brewery complex, once used as a blacksmith shop, will be turned into a cocktail room by 11 Wells Spirits. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Dancers who performed at the seventh annual Middle Eastern Festival at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in West St. Paul posed for a photo with a camel on July 19. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

The Asante Children’s Choir, comprised of youngsters from East Africa, will perform on the East Side on Wednesday, July 30. The choir will do a five-month-long tour of the United States. (submitted photo)

Catch up on the remarkable story of how Nancy Peterson and Peter Boehm kept the carousel in one piece and in St. Paul at ourcarousel.org, then come and meet them at the carousel’s 100th birthday party Aug. 9 at Como Park. Below, Carousel horses are either “standers” or “jumpers. At Cafesjian’s Carousel in Como Park, all 68 horses are “jumpers” meaning they move up and down. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)

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Family: 'He was not himself when this occurred' When Benjamin Cornell Beaudoin forced himself into two northern Minnesota homes July 26, he faced two men with guns. The first broke the stock of a shotgun on his head; the second shot the Mendota Heights man who later died at a... + continue reading
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Wade Rio Wutschke A New Brighton man charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with a July 1 incident at his St. Anthony massage business had his business license suspended by the city of St. Anthony last week. The St.... + continue reading
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Citing “personal circumstances beyond [his] control,” Falcon Heights council member Keith Gosline submitted a letter of resignation to the city council June 12. The council voted to accept the resignation, effective Aug. 1, at its July 23 meeting. “I have enjoyed the... + continue reading

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At-large suspects identified in Georgia after bragging, wearing jewelry A 51-year-old man and his son have been charged with robbing the Pawn America store located at 1715 N. Rice Street in Roseville and shooting an employee in the leg July 21. Police said the two suspects entered... + continue reading

Firefighters from the Inver Grove Heights and South Metro fire departments work to control a fire in a semitrailer full of used tires early July 28. The petroleum-dense tires intensified the flames and heat that melted and warped the paint on the South St. Paul tire shop building nearby. A second empty semi-trailer was destroyed in the blaze. (Courtesy of the South Metro Fire Department)
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Officials suspect fire was set intentionally It took about an hour and half for firefighters to control the flames engulfing a semi-trailer stuffed more than three-quarters full with tires, floor to ceiling, before the sun came up July 28 in South St. Paul. The fire burned hot, due... + continue reading

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A room in the old Hamm’s brewery complex, once used as a blacksmith shop, will be turned into a cocktail room by 11 Wells Spirits. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
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We’ve all heard of brewery taprooms coming to the Twin Cities -- seems like everywhere you look, there’s a new one popping up. But booze galleries? That’s a new one. The East Side... + continue reading

A room in the old Hamm’s brewery complex, once used as a blacksmith shop, will be turned into a cocktail room by 11 Wells Spirits. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
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Bus rapid transit will be the main focus moving forward for the Gateway Corridor -- it was picked as the preferred transit mode by the corridor’s Policy Advisory Committee. BRT would operate in its own dedicated roadway, similar to the Orange Line in Los Angeles pictured here. (submitted photo)
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An outline of the Gateway Corridor shows it passing along the north side of Interstate 94 through the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood into downtown St. Paul. Corridor studies moving forward will focus on putting in a bus rapid transit line to serve commuters from the eastern suburbs. (submitted graphic)
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The Asante Children’s Choir, comprised of youngsters from East Africa, will perform on the East Side on Wednesday, July 30. The choir will do a five-month-long tour of the United States. (submitted photo)
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Family: 'He was not himself when this occurred' When Benjamin Cornell Beaudoin forced himself into two northern Minnesota homes July 26, he faced two men with guns. The first broke the... + continue reading

Dancers who performed at the seventh annual Middle Eastern Festival at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in West St. Paul posed for a photo with a camel on July 19. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
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The St. George Middle Eastern dance troupe performs July 19. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)
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Firefighters from the Inver Grove Heights and South Metro fire departments work to control a fire in a semitrailer full of used tires early July 28. The petroleum-dense tires intensified the flames and heat that melted and warped the paint on the South St. Paul tire shop building nearby. A second empty semi-trailer was destroyed in the blaze. (Courtesy of the South Metro Fire Department)
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This ash at Oakwood Park in Inver Grove Heights and other ash trees in parks and other city-owned areas will be removed before they are infested with emerald ash borers. (Submitted photo)
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Motorcyclist Yonathan Ezequiel Villa Mejicano, 23, of Little Canada, died the evening of July 19 following a collision with an SUV at Centerville and Labore roads. The driver of the SUV, a 41-year-... + continue reading

Roseville Fire Chief Tim O’Neill honored Woodbury resident Robert Renning with a life-saving award after his heroic rescue of a man trapped inside a burning vehicle in June. (Johanna Holub/Review)
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The SUV driven by Mike Johannes caught fire while he was driving on Interstate 35W in June. He was trapped inside, holding his breath, for about a minute before Robert Renning pried the passenger-side door in half with his bare hands. (Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Patrol)
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Mike Johannes, Roseville Fire Chief Tim O’Neill and Robert Renning shared a laugh after Johannes made a joke at an award ceremony July 23. (Johanna Holub/Review)
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Oakdale - Lake Elmo

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Stephanie Lasch arrested at airport in April on plane bound for China Stephanie Lasch A former Oakdale business owner arrested on felony identity... + continue reading

Kmart is closing more stores, including the one located at Oakdale’s Bergen Plaza at Tenth Street and I-694. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
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Customers seeking bargains flooded the Oakdale Kmart on Wednesday, July 2 for the discount retailer’s going-out-of-business sale. The store will close for good at Bergen Plaza on September 26. (Joshua Nielsen / Review)
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New Oakdale police officer James Richards takes the oath of office administered by mayor Carmen Sarrack on June 24. (Submitted photo)
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Maplewood man charged with sexually abusing two young girls Testimony began Monday, July 14, in the trial of Jacoby Kindred Sr., 61, who is accused of sexually abusing two young girls multiple... + continue reading

A breakdown of the land use plan for the TCAAP site that was approved at Arden Hills’ June 30 city council meeting.
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47-year-old Wendy Kichler has spent three months in the hospital recovering from a catastrophic aortic dissection. Her daughter Mindy and some long-time friends have pulled together to help her out and make sure she can keep up with bills. (submitted photo)
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Wade Rio Wutschke A New Brighton man charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with a July 1 incident at his St. Anthony massage... + continue reading