News from the Twin Cities East Metro, including Roseville, Maplewood, White Bear Lake and Stillwater I

Dreaming of taking a semi full of booze? First, make sure the trailer is attached

Surprisingly, alcohol was involved in the high-speed chase and crash near Menomonie, Wis.

North/East metro news briefs: Six Crystal stores penalized for underage liquor sales

Ramsey energy company finds perfect pairing in bees, solar panels

Bee-friendly plants will nurture hives at Connexus Energy site, and honey is the reward for subscribers and others.

North/East metro police blotter, April 30

ANDOVER MARCH 27 Theft. A laptop was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 1800 block of 155th Lane NW. FALCON HEIGHTS MARCH 31 Traffic…

Mounds View Schools Foundation receives $750,000 gift from local family

The record-breaking award was announced Friday morning.

Prom shop on wheels helps out students in need

Proceeds from Fairytale Fashion For Food pop-up dress shops at area high schools help pay for feeding students in need this summer.

40 years for abusive Maplewood husband who fatally shot wife in head

The defendant had threatened to kill his wife and her children, according to prosecutors.

Appeals Court: No venue change for officer Yanez in trial in Castile's killing

A district judge did not abuse his authority in issuing the first denial for a change of venue, the Court of Appeals ruled.

Arguments mount over proposed venue change in officer's trial for Castile killing

The defense and prosecution continue to argue over change of venue in the Court of Appeals.

Super Bowl group quietly plans sex trafficking prevention efforts

A group is studying how to prevent abuse, raise awareness and help any victims.

April 25, 1875: In Stillwater, a clock bedeviled

Another in our series of Minneapolis Tribune stories that include the word "newspaporial."

Ramsey County holds open house Tuesday for County Road I construction project

Tuesday is the day residents of Arden Hills, Shoreview and Mounds View can learn about a construction project that will bring a roundabout to County Road I on the site of the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP).

Driver killed when he struck tree in St. Paul during pursuit is ID'd

The driver has been convicted of several crimes and had two warrants out for his arrest at the time of the crash.

Boater missing since late-night mishap on St. Croix River turns up alive

Lawyer tells authorities man is fine; no reason for absence is provided.

Woman with Down syndrome to compete in Miss Minnesota USA pageant

When Mikayla Holmgren takes the stage later this year, it will be a first for the Minnesota contest and, as far as pageant officials know, the country.

Man killed in motorcycle crash in Chisago County

The cyclist died at the scene on Olinda Trial near Lindstrom.

North/East metro briefs: Molly O'Rourke gets high marks for leadership of Washington County

Administrator Molly O’Rourke has received high marks for her skill in leading the Washington County government workforce, said Commissioner Lisa Weik, chairwoman of the County…

North/East metro police blotter, April 23

ANDOVER MARCH 24 Burglary. Jewelry was stolen from a home in the 14100 block of Blackfoot Street NW. Forced entry was gained through the front…

Fix-it clinics help Ramsey County residents make repairs themselves

Monthly Ramsey County events encourage repair, not disposal.