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

Wet walk for books raises $15,000 for shipment to Africa

To Tom Warth, the oldest walker, the three-day, 50-mile hike to promote Books for Africa began to feel like work...

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Prosecutor in Little Falls murder trial is driven to defend kids

Pete Orput, a Washington County prosecutor, led the case to convict Byron Smith of murdering two Little Falls teens, but he's not celebrating a trial filled with misery.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 07:27 AM

Plans for Washington County's rebuilt North Shop move forward

A sewer line linked to Stillwater is listed among the possible environmental improvements at the public works complex.

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Books for Africa walkers will arrive in St. Paul on Sunday

Walkers from Taylors Falls to St. Paul will raise money to send books to Somalia.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 08:18 PM

Medal of Honor teacher training planned for Wednesday in Stillwater

Character development, says Washington County Attorney’s office, will improve public safety and keep kids in school.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 09:34 AM

Washington County putting 90 new voting machines to work

The new machines, which cost $5,395 each, will make problems with marked ballots easier to detect.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Promoter sentenced to probation in Stillwater's Lumberjack Days case

David Eckberg admitted writing worthless checks; his attorney said four victims had been paid this week.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 09:16 PM

No-wake rules now in effect on St. Croix River

Most boaters not yet hitting the water as river levels are still 3 feet below flood stage.

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 07:03 AM

Supreme Court rules killer of Woodbury teen must stay in prison for life

State high court says the killer of a Woodbury teenager is not eligible for retroactive sentence.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 11:29 PM

Lake Elmo edges toward smoother library relations with Washington County

The city, erasing building debt, finds money to restore e-books to residents with paid county subscriptions.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 02:00 PM

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