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

Grant official not immune to lawsuit, Appeals Court says

The appellate opinion affirms a lower-court ruling saying a complaint to the sheriff didn’t constitute “public participation.”

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 02:24 PM

Alligator surprises anglers on Goose Lake in Washington County

Clyde, a three-foot alligator, was killed by a DNR officer, but a search was underway for Bonnie.

Updated: August 29, 2013, - 09:30 PM

In Washington County, rain, fire and now sewage test public works crew

Washington County’s “north shop” has deteriorated to the point where employees now must use portable bathrooms.

Updated: August 27, 2013, - 08:32 PM

Major crime in Washington County declines, but new trends bring worries

Heroin use continues to grow, and sex trafficking is under scrutiny. Those challenges lead the sheriff and county attorney...

Updated: August 24, 2013, - 04:09 PM

Summer festival back on Stillwater's radar

Promoters are being asked for proposals. The Stillwater City Council will decide what is next.

Updated: August 24, 2013, - 04:09 PM

St. Paul man charged in crash that hurt Stillwater sisters

A St. Paul man who crashed into an oncoming car in Lake Elmo last year had methadone in his blood,...

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 09:22 PM

Stillwater homeowner finds 5-foot boa constrictor on his deck

The 5-foot snake, an apparent escapee from a nearby residence, touched off a saga that involved police, gawking neighbors, TV news crews and the adoption chairwoman from the Minnesota Herpetological Society.

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 08:20 PM

Vases valued at $10,000 taken from Mahtomedi cemetery

The items were taken over the weekend in Mahtomedi.

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 12:01 AM

Bald Eagle Lake water project still in the weeds

Just who built a deteriorating dam in Hugo a century or more ago remains a mystery. How to find the...

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 04:12 PM

Bouncing the business ball in Washington County

Study findings will tell commissioners how they can help ramp up economic development.

Updated: August 10, 2013, - 04:32 PM

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