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

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

Owner of Eden Prairie mansion fined $25K for cutting down protected trees

The owner of a $2.6 million mansion in Eden Prairie has been slapped with a nearly $25,000 fine after the...

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 11:40 AM

Bank robbery, bomb threat hold up tourism in downtown Stillwater

A Stillwater hotel guest robbed a nearby bank and said he had a bomb, shutting down much of downtown until...

Updated: June 08, 2013, - 07:08 PM

June 5: Cheerleader charged with trafficking teammate

A Hopkins High School senior faces felony charges that she prostituted one of her cheerleading teammates, a 16-year-old girl who receives special education services.

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 05:10 PM

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