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

North/East metro news briefs: New Brighton survey voices strong support for police body cameras

North/East metro police blotter, Aug. 20

St. Paul questions partnership with Ramsey County to help job seekers

City ponders how Ramsey County alliance can better serve its citizens.

Pergola on steroids allows year-round outdoor living in Lake Elmo

A porch in Lake Elmo is transformed into a year-round family gathering spot with a flexible indoor-outdoor room for all seasons.

Personal info revealed for thousands of east metro students in mass e-mail

Back-to-school e-mail in east metro errantly sent with private information.

Joe's Crab Shack in Roseville among many in U.S. now closed

Parent company is in the midst of bankruptcy proceedings.

Columbia Heights restaurant owner indicted on federal forced-labor charge

The owner of Royal Orchid allegedly promised to help a teenager from the Dominican Republic get a U.S. education, then forced him to work less than $1 an hour.

Ex-radio host Dubay charged with punching, knocking out woman's tooth

The former sports talk personality went on Facebook and said he is being "wrongfully accused."

Suspect in Woodbury gun theft surrenders when mother intervenes

Kevron Bivens holed up in a Lake Elmo mobile home park after he allegedly stole a gun from a Cabela's store

3M looking for office space in downtown St. Paul

The Maplewood company has a small number of people working in Lowertown.

No charges against Coon Rapids officer who shot fleeing gunman

The officer had reason to believe the suspect would have shot at him, according to prosecutors.

K-9 testing

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives held the National Odor Recognition Testing (NORT) and certification at the Boston Scientific campus in Arden Hills for numerous explosive-detection canine teams throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Canada Tuesday,

Man arrested after gun theft in Woodbury, standoff with police

The man dressed as a woman to evade capture; he had stolen a gun from Cabela's, officials said.

Valerie Castile awarded entire settlement in son's death

One of Philando Castile's half brothers wrote the court praising her work with a foundation for victims of gun violence.

Maplewood man pleads guilty to threatening his parents and beating his mother with a hammer

David Edward Williams Jr. beat his mother with a hammer, complaint says.

6 arrested in roving fights in St. Paul

Up to 200 youths fought outside a rec center and at several intersections.

Washington County's proposed tax hike is biggest in years

New construction in the east metro county could ease homeowners' burden of 6.9% property tax increase.

Wis. patrol: St. Paul man going nearly 100, with 3 kids in vehicle and drunk

He was stopped about 7:30 a.m. near Baldwin in St. Croix County.

Legal fight over Woodbury fees could echo across Twin Cities area

At issue is whether developers or taxpayers should bear the brunt of road projects that are needed to accommodate growth but are located outside of a new subdivision. "This is a landmark case," the executive director of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities says.