Kevin Giles | Star Tribune
Reporter | East Metro

Kevin Giles covers Washington County issues such as public policy, transportation, environment and development, prosecution and courts, prisons and the St. Croix River watershed.


Judge dismisses final lawsuit against Stillwater school district

Attorney for 834 Voice, the group that sued, objects to order handed down while dispute is being mediated.


Anita E. Buck, who put her stamp on St. Croix River Valley history, dies at 92

Once Anita E. Buck found her love of history, it caught on big, inspiring a passion for chronicling the St. Croix River Valley’s rich past.…


New crossing fixes long-standing problems at Grey Cloud Island Township

The updated crossing in Washington County will help clear clogged portion.


Trail work will close area around Stillwater Lift Bridge temporarily

The span will close in April for conversion and not reopen until June 2019.


Interest surging in Washington County Veterans Campground

Reservations surge for camp in Washington County that has been helping veterans heal since the 1920s.


New faces ready to take over in Falcon Heights

Voters in Falcon Heights were opting for new faces at City Hall on Tuesday in the wake of the fatal shooting within their borders of…


Long-awaited St. Croix bridge is feat of engineering, political will

The $646 million bridge, with a design so rare it's only the second of its type in the U.S., required a congressional exemption to span the federally protected river prized for its natural beauty.


Stillwater school board votes to investigate two members

Board won't say what the probe is about, but one member insists it has nothing to do with the recent controversy surrounding the closing of three schools.


Washington County charter school opens in the woods in a summer camp setting

River Grove charter school near Stillwater sticks with nature.


Mahtomedi neighbors go to court over stormwater flooding

Homeowners blame a street project for poor drainage. City says it's searching for a permanent solution.