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

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

Labor costs drive increase in Washington County budget

Commissioners say employees deserved more money after four years of wage freezes.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Fresh faces in Oakdale as city project takes off

Oakdale replaces vacant mall with senior living complex. A Hy-Vee supermarket is in the works.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 02:00 PM

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

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