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

To save money, Richfield is closing dispatch center

Like many others in the metro area, the city has decided to outsource its 911 services. It is considering three...

Updated: July 24, 2013, - 08:36 PM

About 100 gather at rally in Minneapolis

About 100 residents, activists and community leaders rallied Saturday outside the federal courthouse in downtown Minneapolis, praying for Trayvon Martin’s...

Updated: July 21, 2013, - 08:07 AM

Gun ranges are popping up to meet demand for shooting sports

The heated debate over stricter gun regulations nationally fueled a dramatic spike in gun permits and firearm sales locally. They’re competing for time at crowded metro ranges with a new generation of shooters.

Updated: July 20, 2013, - 06:57 AM

July 10: Controversial gun club in Osseo gets final approval to start construction

Work on the controversial Osseo Gun Club will begin in a few weeks after the City Council gave its final...

Updated: July 19, 2013, - 09:43 PM

U.S. education secretary lauds Minnesota's pre-K efforts

“It’s the best investment we can make,” Arne Duncan said during a stop in Bloomington.

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 10:17 PM

Upscale senior complex in Maple Grove headed for final city approval

The $34 million luxury apartments in Maple Grove are to be built in the heart of the town center’s Arbor...

Updated: July 14, 2013, - 09:06 PM

Heavy rain floods streets, knocks out power in Twin Cities

An overnight storm dumped 2-5" on the Twin Cities. As participants arrived for the Life Time Triathlon, the rain started to lighten.

Updated: July 14, 2013, - 06:40 AM

Minnetonka residents' concerns spur scaled-down redevelopment plans

The Minnetonka City Council will vote this month on one of several recent development plans that residents fear would alter their quaint, wooded, neighborhoods.

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 04:21 PM

Minneapolis tree cleanup continues more than two weeks after storm

City crews estimate they’ve cleared about half the storm debris and downed trees in Minneapolis. They haven’t yet started work...

Updated: July 06, 2013, - 06:35 PM

Businesses are docked as Minnesota boaters wait to launch

This year’s late ice-outs and rainy, cold weather have put a damper on Minnesota’s boating culture, giving boaters, anglers and marinas a severe case of whiplash after last spring’s unusual warmth.

Updated: July 04, 2013, - 06:50 PM

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