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

Sprint outage leaves hundreds of Twin Cities customers without service

Sprint crews are working to repair

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 12:57 PM

Feb. 10: Communities fighting back as heroin use surges in Twin Cities

From west metro cities along Lake Minnetonka to the east metro, the rise in heroin use and its effects are spurring new education and enforcement efforts.

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 10:08 PM

June 7: Hennepin County heroin fears surge with deaths, ODs

Officials, parents, even a user raised alarms about the ease across state in getting the drug as purity rises and price falls.

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 10:07 PM

Hundreds expected at Nov. 10 memorial for Mandy Matula

Hundreds of people are expected to attend a memorial next weekend for Mandy Matula, the 24-year-old from Eden Prairie whose...

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 05:08 PM

Scammers impersonating utility bill collectors target Twin Cities

A Plymouth restaurant lost $1,000 after a caller claiming to be from Xcel Energy threatened to cut off power if...

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 10:03 PM

Minnetonka police name officers who shot 27-year-old Austin man

The officers have worked for the department for less than two years, but haven’t had any disciplinary action since.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 09:03 PM

Oct. 27, 2013: Mandy Matula's family says body found near Sartell is hers

The remains were found in a shallow grave by a hiker north of Sartell, Minn. With them was a sweatshirt with the University of Minnesota Duluth logo and No. 14 — Matula’s softball number.

Updated: October 27, 2013, - 11:13 AM

Three children sickened with E. coli from Dayton pumpkin farm

The kids contracted the bacterial infection while visiting a pumpkin farm and petting zoo in Dayton, according to the state Department of Health.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 07:25 PM

Three children sickened with E. coli from Dayton pumpkin farm

One of the three children is hospitalized with serious complications; the other two children are recovering.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 12:24 PM

Details into Minnetonka officer-involved shooting may not be released for weeks

Police shot and killed 27-year-old Michael Tray after a 911 call about a man with a cocked revolver.

Updated: October 25, 2013, - 10:21 PM

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