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

Briefs: 17 and older? Write book reviews in Washington County

Washington County Library invites adults to participate in Winter Jackets, a free winter reading program, Jan. 1 through Feb. 28.The...

Updated: January 02, 2015, - 11:41 PM

It's snow and go for tubers at Green Acres

The Green Acres tubing hill in Lake Elmo opened on Black Friday with manufactured snow, but March-like weather put an...

Updated: January 02, 2015, - 11:41 PM

In Washington County, a dogfight over government watchdog

Facebook site rankles county officials who say it’s inaccurate. But founder questions credibility of “faceless” posts by his critics.

Updated: January 02, 2015, - 11:40 PM

Private cemetery proposed for Lake Elmo would be rare newcomer

Cremations outnumber traditional burials so new cemeteries are rare, but landowner says he’d offer both.

Updated: January 02, 2015, - 11:17 PM

Washington County will say no to e-cigs and "vaping”

New policy, headed for approval, will be the latest in a series of tightened restrictions on the new form of smoking.

Updated: December 27, 2014, - 03:37 PM

Briefs: Newport woman sentenced in husband's drug overdose death

Jennifer Marie Johnson, 44, of Newport, was sentenced recently to six years and two months in prison in connection with...

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 11:56 PM

2015 brings burst of Washington County parks, trails activity

The new year will be big for parks and trails. Meanwhile, public works projects move ahead as economy continues to...

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 11:55 PM

Briefs: Woodbury, Stillwater Rotary Clubs raise money to fight youth homelessness

The Woodbury, Stillwater Sunrise, and Stillwater Noon Rotary Clubs have joined efforts to raise money to help Washington County’s homeless...

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 10:40 PM

Washington County's top leaders given pay increases, but not County Board

Concern over remaining competitive and retaining good employees leads to more money for sheriff, county attorney and top administrator.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 10:39 PM

Early Christmas cards reached across the miles to Stillwater

Early Christmas postcards, gifts in vivid color, reached across the miles. Families in Stillwater and Scandia saved many of them.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 10:38 PM

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