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Woodbury Man Awarded for Bending Door to Rescue Man from Burning SUV

A Woodbury man is being recognized for rescuing another man trapped inside a burning SUV along Interstate 35W in Roseville back in June.

Robert Renning was a man of action, but a man of few words, and was reluctant to accept praise Wednesday during a ceremony to honor his life-saving effort.

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Woodbury Officials Approve Rezone of Former State Farm Office Complex

The former State Farm Office complex on Radio Drive near Interstate 94. - Photo: Google Maps

Woodbury could be seeing some major development in the near future.

On Monday night, the Woodbury Planning Commission approved a plan to rezone the former State Farm Office complex on Radio Drive near Interstate 94.

It’s been empty for eight years.

Developers plan to spruce up the site and add other businesses, like a grocery store and hotel.

Lawmakers Hold Hearing Tuesday on Alleged Payment Problems at Running Aces

A state audit has concluded that operators of a Minnesota horse racing track shorted race purses by nearly $437,000 over four years in which regulators failed to adequately scrutinize the payouts.

Precautions Urged for Excessive Heat, Humidity

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Health officials are urging Minnesotans to take precautions in dealing with high temperatures and humidity.
    

Smithsonian Scientists Track Minnesota Songbirds

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Smithsonian scientists are using tiny backpacks to track migratory songbirds in Washington County.
    

Davanni's 5th Annual Food Drive Benefits Emergency Foodshelf Network

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Davanni’s is kicking off its fifth annual food drive Monday.

The restaurant is teaming up with the Emergency Foodshelf Network to help stock shelves for those in need. The organization says the donations are needed even more during the summer months to help children who are out of school for the summer and don’t have access to a school lunch program.

Wildfire Causing Hazy Sky in Twin Cities

Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington State has been growing rapidly and burning in new directions.

The winds have also carried smoke from the fire across the county. The result is a foggy haze, which could be seen in the Minnesota sky over the weekend.