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

Bloomington man charged in two home burglaries

A 27-year-old man who allegedly prompted an Edina elementary school to go into lockdown last week after he burglarized two nearby homes and fled into the school was charged Tuesday.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 05:36 PM

Cold snap prompts more school closings Monday

For many school districts, a decision to cancel school on Monday would be the fourth closing this month.

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 07:26 AM

Eden Prairie approves back-yard beekeeping

The city joins other suburbs such as Circle Pines, St. Paul Park and Stillwater that allow beekeeping as long as residents get a permit and follow certain regulations.

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 02:19 PM

Edina police nab burglary suspect after he enters elementary school

A man is in custody after reportedly burglarizing two Edina homes and running into a nearby elementary school to elude...

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 09:40 PM

More Twin Cities suburbs are growing sweet on bees

As buzz builds over the popular hobby and the dramatic worldwide die-off of bees, more than two doz­en met­ro-area cit­ies, including Minnetonka, Bloomington and Stillwater, are allowing back-yard beekeeping.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 07:49 AM

It's history: Metrodome roof deflated in 35 minutes

The roof of the Metrodome was deflated early Saturday without a hitch. By April, the entire Dome will be gone.

Updated: January 19, 2014, - 06:52 AM

Jan. 16: Tara Fitzgerald remembered as witty leader

Police say the 17-year-old’s death may have been caused by a drug overdose. Those who knew her said she “was...

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 08:50 PM

Metro-area thaw also causes water pipes to break

Minnesotans are welcoming the relative warm-up to above-zero temperatures after last week’s historic deep freeze, but the thaw also comes...

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 06:38 PM

Jan. 8: Oil train accidents prompt review of tank car safety

Three disasters in the past six months in the U.S. and Canada have demonstrated the risks of carrying crude oil by rail. Oil tankers now carry more than 10% of U.S. oil, up 40-fold in five years.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 01:29 PM

Mayor returns $10K salary to Robbinsdale for pavilion

Regan Murphy honors promise; gift will help fund home for band.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 11:56 AM

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