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

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

Minnehaha Creek: High, swift and dangerous -- so stay away

The popular Twin Cities creek is so dangerously high that it’s flowing at double the speed of what’s deemed safe, prompting the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District to advise canoeists and kayakers to stay away just days before the long July 4th weekend.

Updated: July 02, 2013, - 12:21 PM

Former Deephaven business owner charged with $36K theft

Michael Metzler owned Gear Doctors in Minnetonka before he vanished, abruptly shutting down the store and taking dozens of mountain...

Updated: July 01, 2013, - 08:13 PM

Late boating season hurts local businesses

A slow start to boating season has put pressure on small businesses that cater to Minnesota's favorite weekend recreation activities.

Updated: June 28, 2013, - 09:48 PM

Controversial gun club in Osseo is headed for final approval in July

Supporters say the gun club will draw business to Osseo; critics say it’s too close to Osseo High School.

Updated: June 25, 2013, - 01:42 PM

Eden Prairie joins growing list of cities switching to LED streetlights

LED bulbs — short for light-emitting diode — are more expensive than traditional high-pressure sodium ones to install, but they last longer, use less energy, need less maintenance and provide better night visibility.

Updated: June 25, 2013, - 01:41 PM

Moorhead dad who left infant in hot van charged with manslaughter

Clay County filed manslaughter charges against Andrew Sandstrom, who left 5-month-old daughter in hot minivan.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 09:05 PM

Case against Karkoc could take years

The case against 94-year-old Michael Karkoc, accused of being a former SS officer, is likely to be a "race against time," legal experts say.

Updated: June 15, 2013, - 09:58 PM

Plan for gun club near high school ignites debate in Osseo

City leaders see a business plus. But school officials worry.

Updated: June 14, 2013, - 09:54 PM

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