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

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

Attorney seeks dismissal of charges against Lumberjack Days promoter in Stillwater

Lawyer says that the Stillwater festival promoter never intended to defraud anyone and that the charges should be thrown out.

Updated: October 06, 2013, - 08:11 AM

Washington County's Hardwood Creek Trail could get longer

The County Board could vote on proposal this week involving a half-mile stretch in downtown Hugo.

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 05:05 PM

Archdiocese attorney says no evidence of child porn found

Washington County is looking at the priest’s activities as far back as 1995. A victims’ advocate called for an investigation...

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 06:49 AM

National Park Service leaving historic Minnesota river site

A visitor center at Arcola Mills on the St. Croix is apparently a lost dream. The lack of money trumped...

Updated: October 04, 2013, - 09:26 PM

Washington County adoption agency merges with St. Paul agency

More children of color will be served as HOPE absorbs a St. Paul adoption agency that closed last month.

Updated: October 03, 2013, - 09:21 AM

Older prisoners bring health issues to Washington County jail

Two more nurses have been hired to keep up with basic medical needs, but “we’re not a drive-in clinic,” the...

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 10:16 PM

Ramsey County presses Washington County to join government-business alliance

East Metro Strong seeks a $750,000 grant to push for economic development built around transit.

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 04:14 PM

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