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

Mom tasered, arrested as she tried to take her child at Cottage Grove school

Charges include attempting to take a police officer’s firearm.

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 10:43 PM

State sees more deaths from overdoses than traffic accidents

The trend has alarmed and frustrated local law enforcement officials, who say they’re seeing no end to arrests and prosecutions.

Updated: October 02, 2014, - 11:16 PM

Paving of new Browns Creek State Trail begins

It’s not open for walking and cycling yet, but the asphalt signals an end to three years of negotiations and...

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 11:28 PM

Strong job growth projected along Gateway transit route

Planners expect job growth between St. Paul and Woodbury along proposed BRT line.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 09:33 PM

Washington County collecting tons of unused drugs

Washington County may hit four tons of disposed medicines by year’s end in its drug takeback efforts.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 08:10 PM

In Scandia, residents work together to resolve erosion at unpaved boat landing

Sediment flow into St. Croix River needs solution, but what?

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 11:35 PM

Strong job growth projected along Gateway transit route

Planners expect strong employment between St. Paul and Woodbury along proposed BRT line.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 11:35 PM

Fresh faces in Oakdale as city project takes off

Oakdale gambled and bought a deteriorating shopping mall to dispose of it. Postrecession, Tartan Crossing rises in its place.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 05:36 PM

Second adult pleads guilty in overdose death of Woodbury teenager

Alexander Claussen admitted he sold drug that killed Tara Fitzgerald of Woodbury.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 02:31 PM

Teacher at Grantsburg, Wis., high school pleads guilty to sex with students

Matthew R. Koenen lured two girls to his house in Stillwater. He admitted doing so in a Monday court hearing.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 11:25 PM

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