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

Oakdale baby was born alive, doctor says in mom's murder trial

Nicole Beecroft’s baby was born alive and struggled to breathe but died soon afterward from knife wounds, a Ramsey County...

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 08:46 PM

Stillwater jail friend: Beecroft said she killed baby

Emily Frye, held on a third-degree murder charge, said she was testifying voluntarily ‘for the baby.’

Updated: July 17, 2013, - 09:22 PM

New trial opens for Oakdale woman accused of killing her baby

The little-girl voice on the police recording, lacking emotion, repeatedly assured an investigator that she was telling the truth about...

Updated: July 15, 2013, - 07:54 PM

Young Oakdale woman back in court in baby stabbing case

Nicole Beecroft has served five years of a life sentence for stabbing her baby, but in a court-ordered retrial, she...

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 09:30 PM

East metro beat: Sudden new look to St. Croix River bridge project

The last resident of an abandoned Oak Park Heights neighborhood died in 2001 when her home caught fire. Like so...

Updated: July 11, 2013, - 10:45 PM

National parks in Minnesota, Costa Rica join forces

New agreement brings sharing of resources on habitat protection and restoration as well as adult and youth education programs.

Updated: July 04, 2013, - 05:31 PM

Financing brings new hope for blighted areas in Oakdale

Special tax districts will allow the city to proceed with redevelopment. One commissioner raises questions about state’s role in agreement.

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 04:20 PM

Construction begins this fall on Browns Creek State Trail

Money is now available to build a critical bridge over a busy Washington County road.

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 04:19 PM

In Washington County, Veterans Court exposes the dark side to war

Veterans Court finding more business as vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan struggle with their demons.

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Time up for Scandia's historic Tower Barn?

Preservationists say the early “tank house” merits saving. But the directors of the company that owns the building have called...

Updated: June 15, 2013, - 02:00 PM

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