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

Writer celebrates 30 years in Wayzata

Bette Hammel, 88, has become a fixture in the Twin Cities architecture community — and isn’t slowing down.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 12:55 PM

Target shoppers undeterred by data breach

On one of the busiest weekends of the holiday season, Target held on to many loyal customers who flocked to its Twin Cities stores.

Updated: December 22, 2013, - 09:41 AM

In Sunday homily, Nienstedt apologizes for bishops' failure to remove accused priests

Archbishop expected to speak in Edina about sex-abuse scandal.

Updated: December 15, 2013, - 07:14 AM

Russian culture pride in west metro increasingly visible

A newer and often overlooked immigrant population is asserting its identity, holding fast to its language and culture — especially in the west-metro suburbs.

Updated: December 15, 2013, - 06:59 AM

Monster truck show celebrates last event at the Metrodome

Monster Jam roars through its last gig at the Dome, but the truck rally is expected to return when the...

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 11:00 PM

Hundreds gather to mourn teen killed in crash on way to school

Alyssa Ettl died Wednesday after she lost control of her car on a slushy road and was broadsided by an SUV. On Saturday, friends and family marked the spot with a tall cross covered in flowers and ribbons, and they hugged and prayed in silence on a sun-splashed day in below-zero temperatures.

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

Opening of controversial Osseo gun club delayed

Developer Chris Williamson had hoped to open the Osseo Gun Club before hunting season started this fall.

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 04:38 PM

Meeting to be held Tuesday on Flying Cloud road construction project

Road construction on Flying Cloud Drive is still at least a year away, but an open house Tuesday will give...

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 03:56 PM

Wet road, driver error cited in St. Louis Park pond crash

Final results of the investigation into the St. Louis Park accident that killed two children probably won’t be released for...

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 07:54 PM

Osseo police looking to move station into new space

For many years, the small city’s police station has been housed in a cramped, deteriorating home.

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

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