Kelly Smith

Reporter | West Metro
Phone: 612-673-4141
Kelly Smith covers west metro suburban cities including Plymouth, Eden Prairie, Wayzata, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Excelsior, Osseo and Robbinsdale.

Recent content from Kelly Smith

More Twin Cities suburbs are growing sweet on bees

As buzz builds over the popular hobby and the dramatic worldwide die-off of bees, more than two doz­en met­ro-area cit­ies, including Minnetonka, Bloomington and Stillwater, are allowing back-yard beekeeping.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 07:49 AM

It's history: Metrodome roof deflated in 35 minutes

The roof of the Metrodome was deflated early Saturday without a hitch. By April, the entire Dome will be gone.

Updated: January 19, 2014, - 06:52 AM

Jan. 16: Tara Fitzgerald remembered as witty leader

Police say the 17-year-old’s death may have been caused by a drug overdose. Those who knew her said she “was...

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 08:50 PM

Metro-area thaw also causes water pipes to break

Minnesotans are welcoming the relative warm-up to above-zero temperatures after last week’s historic deep freeze, but the thaw also comes...

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 06:38 PM

Jan. 8: Oil train accidents prompt review of tank car safety

Three disasters in the past six months in the U.S. and Canada have demonstrated the risks of carrying crude oil by rail. Oil tankers now carry more than 10% of U.S. oil, up 40-fold in five years.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 01:29 PM

Mayor returns $10K salary to Robbinsdale for pavilion

Regan Murphy honors promise; gift will help fund home for band.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 11:56 AM

Minnesotans brace for bitter cold. Officials advise: Stay inside

The numbing blast of cold air that slapped your cheeks Sunday morning is only the warm-up for a dangerous onslaught of frigid weather, so Minnesotans are getting ready to hunker down.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 08:06 PM

2014 wish list is long for west metro communities

Communities are lining up to to make requests of the state in 2014. Transportation issues are especially crucial for...

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 02:07 PM

On Christmas Day, the gift of a blessed but brief warm-up

Although snow is expected to keep falling through the afternoon hours, dropping 2 to 3 new inches, temperatures will rise into the 20s after bottoming out at 13 below in the Twin Cities on Christmas Eve.

Updated: December 25, 2013, - 10:50 AM

Writer celebrates 30 years in Wayzata, where she launched her career

The 88-year-old writer has become a fixture in the Twin Cities architecture community — and isn’t slowing down.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 03:00 PM

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