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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
Right to Left: Marvin Spencer; Marvin Lee Clinton Spencer, Jr.
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.
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)
Volunteer crafts people painstakingly scraped off layers of dark paint - and repainted the original colors - on those spots on the horses where children’s boots and buckles had worn through the painted finishes.
Everyone is invited to the 100th birthday party for Cafesjian’s Carousel, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the carousel’s location, right next to the Marjorie McNeeley Conservatory in Como Park.
There will be birthday cake and root beer floats, while singers and face painters entertain visitors. A brief ceremony will take place at 3 p.m., and rides will be free from 4 until 6 p.m.
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 City, she remembers saying to her husband, “Somebody ought to do something!”