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

School traffic safety under review in Washington County

One-size-fits-all approach isn’t working anymore, county engineers say. Most people drive kids to school, and road warnings often are not...

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 09:00 PM

Park and trail proposals booming in Washington County

Ideas are coming faster than parks staffers can produce master plans. Prominent big projects drive the interest.

Updated: June 07, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Two file for race to become Stillwater's new mayor

County Board also has contested races in Cottage Grove and Oakdale.

Updated: June 07, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Judge dismisses lawsuit over Grant campaign signs

Legal action started in 2010 during City Council race.

Updated: May 31, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Synthetic drugs boom in Minnesota taking deadly toll

The drug -- 25i-NBOMe, a synthetic compound that mimics LSD -- that killed Tara Fitzgerald, 17, of Woodbury is among the newest and deadliest to hit the underground marketplace in Minnesota.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 10:50 AM

May 28: 5 teens charged in Woodbury drug OD

The drug that killed Tara Fitzgerald, 17, in her parents' home in January, the charging complaint said, was a synthetic form of LSD known clinically as 25i-NBOMe.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 09:56 AM

Oak Park Heights prisoner charged with strangling child sex offender

An Oak Park Heights prison inmate has been charged with strangling another prisoner with a shoelace after discovering that he...

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 09:13 PM

Man disappears in St. Croix River; teen drowns in Mississippi River

As the search for Tou Hu Vang continued in Taylors Falls, the body of a 14-year-old St. Paul Park boy was pulled from the Mississippi River.

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 09:50 AM

Oakdale mom who killed baby accused of "subversive" behavior in jail

Nicole Beecroft, who at 17 stabbed her newborn, tried to intimidate other female prisoners, records show.

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 03:45 PM

April 5: Prosecutor: Oakdale mom's killing of baby was particularly cruel

Prosecutor Karin McCarthy argued that the crime included “aggravating factors” because the baby girl was unusually vulnerable and Beecroft, of...

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 09:20 PM

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