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

Community remembers five children killed in north Minneapolis fire

More than 200 people attended the emotional, nearly two-hour funeral.

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 10:02 PM

Officers involved in Hwy. 212 shooting return to work as BCA continues to investigate

The officers involved in the shooting death of a couple on Hwy. 212 have returned to work while state investigators...

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 01:58 PM

Plymouth dock dispute ignites debate over access to state lakes

Dan Gustafson, who bought a 5-foot-wide sliver of land wedged between two homes on Medicine Lake, is two years into his fight with Plymouth over building a dock there.

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 07:54 AM

Eden Prairie's high-density housing plan moves forward

The city is holding an open house Monday as opponents continue to voice concerns.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 05:27 AM

Roads still awful; officials continue to advise no driving

Icy metro roads continued to complicate driving Saturday. Also, the city of Minneapolis moved to limit parking on streets that aren't snow emergency routes.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 06:42 AM

Lake Minnetonka cities band together to rebrand, revamp lakefronts

Instead of going Up North, Twin Cities residents could consider a quick getaway out west. That’s what leaders of the 14 west metro cities on Lake Minnetonka want to entice more people to do.

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 11:50 PM

BCA: Couple shot after Hwy. 212 chase had a knife

Chaska Police Sgt. Brady Juell, Chaska Police Officer Trent Wurtz, State Patrol Trooper Mark Lund and Carver County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Nathan Mueller remain on standard administrative leave.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 01:26 PM

Lake Minnetonka cities explore creating scenic byway

Representatives from each of the 14 lake cities will meet with state officials this month to discuss the idea of designating the roadways around the lake as the state’s 22nd scenic byway, creating marketing and signs to direct visitors and point out existing attractions.

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 10:59 AM

Mother of 2 and her boyfriend died after chase on Hwy. 212

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner released the names Saturday of the two people involved in Friday’s high-speed police chase and shooting.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 05:57 AM

Feb. 8: Man, woman die after police chase, gunfire

The series of dramatic events that led to gunshots started during the morning rush hour and led to the shutdown of Hwy. 212 until 5 p.m. Friday.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 12:24 AM

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