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

Nov. 2, 2013: Frac mining portends divided towns

Proposals can rile residents and overwhelm local governments without more state help, panelists say. But a sand industry spokesman defends the practice.

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Across Minnesota, asphalt roads crumbling due to faulty mix

Woodbury may have to spend $20 million to fix crumbling street pavement that relied on a state formula for mixing blacktop, one of at least 35 Minnesota cities and counties reporting such problems.

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 06:03 AM

Oakdale woman pleads guilty in methadone death

Emily Frye of Oakdale began “freaking out” when she heard of the Scandia man’s overdose death, charges said.

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 09:17 PM

Apparent low bid contractor named for St. Croix River bridge

Ames/Lunda Joint Venture gets this initial nod for the St. Croix River span, but the contract actually will not be...

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 08:57 PM

Washington County transit station rolls ahead

Commissioners approved a contract for initial work, and construction will follow, with a scheduled opening in fall of 2014.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 04:46 PM

Oct. 26, 2013: Frac sand mining in Washington County?

Nobody’s apparently looking at mineral riches in Washington County. Companies can find more profitable sites elsewhere.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 04:45 PM

In Washington County city of Grant, neighbors angry over speeding, rude drivers

Engineer says county roads designed for commuter traffic. A town-hall meeting could determine extent of residents’ concerns.

Updated: October 19, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Oct. 13, 2013: Big numbers for a big bridge

By 2016, the metal superstructures rising out of the St. Croix River will eventually support the deck of the bridge — standing 15 stories above the water. Everything about the project is big.

Updated: October 13, 2013, - 07:10 AM

Stillwater festival finalists will present their proposals

Three festival promoters chosen as finalists in a quest to replace Stillwater’s soured Lumberjack Days will present their proposals to...

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 04:42 PM

Stillwater man sentenced for Woodbury motel terror

Demetrius Santreell Ballinger was sentenced to holdng 11 people hostage, raped four girls and shot a man.

Updated: October 07, 2013, - 11:21 PM

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