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Woodbury Good Samaritan to be honored in Roseville

The Woodbury man who likely saved the life of a fellow motorist in June will be honored for his actions.

The Roseville Fire Department will honor Robert Renning on July 23 at the city's fire station, according to a city of Roseville announcement.

Renning used his bare hands to wrench on the door frame of a burning SUV during a June 29 incident on Interstate 35W. Renning's efforts forced the SUV's window to break, allowing him to pull the motorist from the smoke-filled vehicle.

The SUV erupted in flames just seconds later; Roseville fire and EMS workers responded to the scene.

The July 23 recognition ceremony, to be held at 2 p.m., will also be attended by the freed motorist, Michael Johannes.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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