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

DNR targets tainted boats violating invasive species law

State conservation officials say they are frustrated by the large number of people who “should know better” but are still undermining efforts to combat the spread of invasive species in Minnesota’s waterways.

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 05:46 AM

Maple Grove City Council member under pressure to resign

County is seeking a felony conviction in the case of LeAnn Sargent, who then couldn’t serve on Maple Grove Council.

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 09:59 PM

2 killed, 4 wounded in separate north Minneapolis shootings

Despite increased patrols in north Minneapolis, spike of violence marks the weekend.

Updated: July 06, 2014, - 08:08 AM

High water, heavy rain slow boating across Minnesota

Fewer boaters are spending the holiday weekend afloat, but for some, no-wake rules are a blessing.

Updated: July 06, 2014, - 07:58 AM

Much-anticipated grocery store, hotel in Excelsior near reality

City Council is expected to give final vote on hotel before end of the year.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 06:27 PM

More rain, more wind threaten flood-weary metro

Heavy rain and winds led Twin Cities Jazz Festival to cancel outdoor shows Saturday night.

Updated: June 29, 2014, - 03:42 PM

Minnesota Muslims celebrate start of Ramadan

This year, Ramadan is in the summer, bringing longer fasting days.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 07:40 PM

Waterlogged Minnesota communities brace for more rain

Communities continue to sandbag as forecasters warn cleanup crews to take precautions amid rising temps.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 12:00 PM

Groups ramp up fundraising to pay for July 4th fun

Across the state, popular July 4th events are increasingly run by donations and volunteers.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 09:29 PM

Cities bracing for rising floodwaters

On Sunday, rivers across the state are expected to start to crest while already overfull wetlands, lakes and rivers will be tested with a predicted 1 to 2 inches of rain.

Updated: June 22, 2014, - 12:09 AM

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