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

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

Red light, green light ... fewer lights on Hwy. 36

Some of the bottlenecks are being eliminated on Hwy. 36. but critics wonder whether it will be enough when new...

Updated: August 10, 2013, - 03:43 PM

Heat is on across Minnesota for cities to keep firefighters

Critical staffing shortages are hitting fire departments across Minnesota, leaving the ranks of many dangerously thin because far fewer people want to commit to years of demanding training exercises and unpredictable emergency calls.

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 09:52 AM

Washington County shields key acreage as a buffer for trout stream

Washington County has earmarked money to buy land near Browns Creek to protect it.

Updated: July 28, 2013, - 11:04 PM

Rejected bids delay Newport transit station

With the county now planning a simpler building design, buses won’t start running until next summer.

Updated: July 27, 2013, - 12:36 PM

Washington County parks staff struggling with high visitation

Wear and tear is starting to show as parkgoers greatly outnumber the county employees who manage services.

Updated: July 27, 2013, - 12:35 PM

Beecroft case now in hands of Washington County judge

Seven days of testimony will determine verdict in retrial of Oakdale woman who stabbed baby 135 times.

Updated: July 26, 2013, - 11:10 PM

Stillwater prison inmates on lockdown

Visitation also canceled until further notice during standard security operation, department officials say.

Updated: July 26, 2013, - 09:38 PM

4-H students rehearse musical to wow Washington County Fair

Along the leafy lanes of the Washington County Fairgrounds, a mighty show is in the works: 62 teenagers last week...

Updated: July 21, 2013, - 08:06 AM

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