News

Tue
29
Jul

Roseville Fire Department honors life-saving good samaritan


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.

Tue
29
Jul

Falcon Heights council member resigns; city looks to fill vacancy

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.

Tue
29
Jul

Filing period for municipal elections begins

The filing period for municipalities without a primary election opened July 29 and will close at 5 p.m. on Aug. 12.
The general election will take place Nov. 4.

Mon
28
Jul

Father and son charged in Pawn America robbery, shooting


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.

Mon
28
Jul

Cocktail hour is near for the East Side


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)

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.

Mon
28
Jul

Authorities investigate fire that consumed semi-trailer full of tires at South St. Paul tire shop


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)

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.

Mon
28
Jul

BRT not LRT for Gateway Corridor - (East Side edition)


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)

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)

Move over light rail, bus rapid transit will be the focus from now on for the Gateway Corridor.

Mon
28
Jul

East African children’s choir to perform on the East Side


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)

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.

Mon
28
Jul

Inver Grove Heights tackles potential tree troubles


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)

City plans to issue notices to residents with ash trees
At one point, the fear of a nationwide die-off of ash trees had the staff at Inver Grove Heights City Hall planning to remove all ashes growing on city property.
More recently, that plan has changed.

Mon
28
Jul

District 197 school board feels time squeeze in ballot decision


A committee presented a proposal for a Mendota Heights-based stadium at the District 197 School Board work session July 21, adding to the requests being considered for a referendum. The project would replace Charles Matson Field in West St. Paul, pictured above. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

New stadium added to list of considerations

Time is running out for the School District 197 board members to decide whether or not to bring a referendum to the voters this fall, after taking a hard loss in May’s special election.

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