Kevin Giles

Reporter | East Metro
Phone: 651-925-5037
Suburban reporter Kevin Giles covers Washington County government and news throughout northern Washington County, such as public policy, transportation, prosecution and courts, prisons and the St. Croix River watershed.

Recent content from Kevin Giles

Second adult pleads guilty in overdose death of Woodbury teenager

Alexander Claussen admitted he sold drug that killed Tara Fitzgerald of Woodbury.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 02:31 PM

Teacher at Grantsburg, Wis., high school pleads guilty to sex with students

Matthew R. Koenen lured two girls to his house in Stillwater. He admitted doing so in a Monday court hearing.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 11:25 PM

Labor costs drive increase in Washington County budget

Commissioners say employees deserved more money after four years of wage freezes.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Fresh faces in Oakdale as city project takes off

Oakdale replaces vacant mall with senior living complex. A Hy-Vee supermarket is in the works.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Forest Lake considers public bike-share program

In Dakota County, Hastings will make free bicycles available this fall. Program could grow if it becomes popular, city says.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 11:11 PM

Fresh faces in Oakdale as city project takes off

Oakdale gambled and bought a deteriorating shopping mall to dispose of it. Postrecession, Tartan Crossing rises in its place.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 11:10 PM

Washington County, cities tighten restrictions on e-cigs

Concern over unregulated liquids leads to amended ordinances. ‘Nicotine delivery’ becoming the new definition.

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 08:45 PM

Cottage Grove City Council member charged in high-speed incident

The Cottage Grove City Council member, who was stopped traveling at over 100 mph, also faces two counts of speeding.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 11:24 PM

Washington County explores security upgrades at satellite buildings

Threats from “irate customers” at the county’s 19 buildings drive officials’ growing concern.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 11:46 PM

More charges filed against man accused in Woodbury drug death

Alexander Claussen, charged with murder, is facing more drug charges.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 11:41 PM

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