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

Ex-legislator challenges incumbent in Washington County board race

Karla Bigham said leadership is needed on the Red Rock transit project. Autumn Lehrke said she’s already providing it.

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Jan. 11: Hear that clanging? It's bridge pile driving

Vibrations from moving earth riled residents last year. Now comes work to build seven piers.

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Jan. 7, 2014: Court hears Roman Nose's parole question

Does convicted killer Tony Roman Nose deserve eventual release from prison for the brutal murder of a Woodbury woman? Or...

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 09:17 PM

Mom of boy killed in Woodbury crash upset as safety zone changed

A school bus crash into family’s van killed 3-year-old in Woodbury in 2005. Engineers say warning lights didn’t slow down drivers.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 12:01 PM

St. Paul man pleads guilty in drunk-driving crash

Jon Ross Wentz will be sentenced in February. Two Stillwater sisters survived with serious injuries.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 10:58 PM

Washington County running behind in economic development, consultant says

How local governments coordinate with the business world remains a hot topic of debate.

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 04:31 PM

Small snowfalls keep Washington County plows busy

Those “nuisance storms” require as much work as the big ones, public works director says.

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 04:31 PM

Off-duty Woodbury police dog dies

The K-9 was fearless in apprehending suspects, officials said. The dog’s death was unexpected.

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 06:45 AM

Commissioner buys Newport bar in transit development area

In her public role, Autumn Lehrke influences policy and spending in Newport. In her business role, she bought a bar...

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 10:05 PM

On the road with a Washington County deputy and his K-9 Zeke

For a while, it’s silent as a lamb. Then the scene turns to chaos. That’s how it goes at the...

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 02:56 PM

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