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

Forest Lake considers public bike-share program

In Dakota County, Hastings will make free bicycles available this fall. Program could grow if it becomes popular, city says.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 11:11 PM

Washington County, cities tighten restrictions on e-cigs

Concern over unregulated liquids leads to amended ordinances. ‘Nicotine delivery’ becoming the new definition.

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 08:45 PM

Cottage Grove City Council member charged in high-speed incident

The Cottage Grove City Council member, who was stopped traveling at over 100 mph, also faces two counts of speeding.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 11:24 PM

Washington County explores security upgrades at satellite buildings

Threats from “irate customers” at the county’s 19 buildings drive officials’ growing concern.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 11:46 PM

More charges filed against man accused in Woodbury drug death

Alexander Claussen, charged with murder, is facing more drug charges.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 11:41 PM

Oakdale mom who killed baby will stay in prison at least 7 more years

Nicole Beecroft, in a second conviction for the April 2007 death of her infant daughter, expressed remorse for her actions.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 11:29 PM

Downtown Stillwater businesses prepare for bridge opening

Commuter congestion will end after a new St. Croix bridge opens. What comes next depends on downtown Stillwater business owners.

Updated: August 23, 2014, - 03:00 PM

Four men indicted in Washington County home invasion

Handgun was brandished, sheriff's commander says. Suspects were part of a ring responsible for similar robberies across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 09:09 PM

Newport woman pleads guilty in methadone death

Jennifer M. Johnson gave the drug to her husband after a night of beer drinking. He died just hours later.

Updated: August 18, 2014, - 04:21 PM

Fiber optic cabling nearly completed in Washington County

Days of driving to meetings or having to call to Stillwater for paper records are past, Internet Technology manager says.

Updated: August 16, 2014, - 02:00 PM

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