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

Accused Lumberjack Days promoter pleads guilty

David Eckberg, in surprise court appearance, said he will pay off worthless checks issued in 2011.

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 11:17 PM

Prosecution seeks stiffer sentence for Oakdale mom who killed baby

Oakdale mom to face allegations of particular cruelty to a vulnerable child for stabbing her newborn 135 times.

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 08:59 PM

Feb. 10: Will St. Croix span be bridge to prosperity?

When the four-lane bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin opens in 2016, it will loom as a beacon for growth in St. Croix County’s countryside.

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 07:19 AM

Permit allows rock causeway in protected St. Croix River

Driving materials to Pier 8 rather than using a barge will expedite bridge construction, MnDOT project manager says.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 07:23 PM

On the river's edge

Finding more young stewards to protect the St. Croix starts with putting them on the water.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 02:02 PM

Washington County wages low, outside salaries higher

Spending power of higher-paid residents who work outside the county threatens to push out service-wage neighbors, labor study says.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 02:00 PM

3 Washington County libraries will be open on Sundays

The pilot summer program includes discussion about possibly involving Stillwater’s city library.

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 07:00 PM

Jan. 25: Money approved for new armory, fire station in Stillwater

City’s National Guard presence will grow as battalion moves from Bloomington to joint complex in early 2016.

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Washington County Commissioner Gary Kriesel diagnosed with cancer

Gary Kriesel, who hasn’t missed any board meetings, is “taking it a day at a time.”

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Land of riches: Stillwater property promises to make a fine park

Washington County has made purchase offer to owner Elayne Aiple for 15 acres on St. Croix River.

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 02:11 PM

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