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

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

After Minnetonka police shoot Austin man, family asks why

Michael Tray’s death left family and friends reeling. Jim Greer said his 27-year-old stepson had recently graduated from St. Cloud University and had been fixing up his late father’s house in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 09:22 PM

Man killed in Minnetonka's first officer-involved fatal shooting ID'd

Police were called after a man was seen with a revolver, and the fatal encounter happened in an apartment parking...

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 05:14 PM

Contentious Lake Minnetonka road project moves forward

Reconstruction of Bushaway Road along Lake Minne-tonka has been in the works for seven years. It’s finally moving forward. Work...

Updated: October 22, 2013, - 02:16 PM

Oct. 21: Flynn leaves St. Thomas board

The former Twin Cities archbishop is the second high-profile official to quit as a school trustee after questions about the handling of clergy abuse cases.

Updated: October 21, 2013, - 09:51 AM

Fast-food holdup suspect is recognized by ex-wife, arrested

The man suspected in an armed robbery spree along I-94 from the Twin Cities to St. Cloud was arrested a day after a robbery at a Burger King in Maple Grove.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 09:37 PM

Father pleads for help with troubled 9-year-old stowaway

With a hoodie tied tightly over his face and a baseball cap pulled down over his eyes, the father of a 9-year-old Minneapolis-to-Las Vegas stowaway tearfully begged for help with his willful, troubled son.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 01:45 PM

9-year-old stowaway's family unsuccessfully asked for help

His family said it has unsuccessfully sought help for the boy, who has a troubled history that includes stealing a truck and crashing into a police car two days before he snuck onto a Minneapolis flight to Las Vegas.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 10:38 AM

No. 11: 9-year-old Vegas stowaway had history of car theft, sneaking into water park

The 9-year-old also has been investigated several times by county child protection workers.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 09:47 AM

3 more suspects held in death of alleged Annandale drug dealer

Earlier, two 19-year-olds from the area were arrested and charged in what apparently began as a robbery plot.

Updated: October 03, 2013, - 09:24 PM

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