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Anthony Johnson (left), Elizabeth Wondrow and Geno Morelli hold the plaques presented to them during Monday's City Council meeting. Red Wing Police Investigator Tony Grosso, Officer Jeff Burbank, Officer Keegan Quinn, Captain Scott Will, Firefighter/Paramedic Josh Johnholtz and Firefighter/Paramedic Cory Ahern also were recognized Monday for their roles in the rescue of Oscar Haddorff from the Mississippi River on May 29.

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Anthony Scott Johnson said he really shouldn't have been in Levee Park on May 29.

The 32-year-old Farmington resident said the only reason he was near the Mississippi River that day was to make up for a missed dinner reservation at the St. James Hotel caused by a January snowstorm.


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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.