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

Construction starts on $19.6 million Eden Prairie Community Center renovation

Work started in June on a $20.9 million renovation of pools at Eden Prairie’s Community Center.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 03:00 PM

Pool envy in Shakopee as neighbors up the ante on amenities

A $20.9 million pool renovation in Eden Prairie: Has it joined Chaska in out-amenity-ing Scott County?

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 02:43 PM

Tuesday marks the 25th anniversary of Amy Sue Pagnac's disappearance

Amy Sue Pagnac, who would be 38, disappeared Aug. 5, 1989.

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 07:56 PM

Shorewood passes state's first 'bee-safe' policy

It has become the first city in Minnesota — and, leaders say, the third city in the nation — to pass a policy encouraging planting bee-friendly flowers and restricting certain pesticides.

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 06:38 AM

Cities have little recourse after council members' misconduct

State and county figures can be removed or recalled from office for misconduct, but it takes a felony for cities to force ousters.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 08:43 PM

Veteran officer Scott Patrick was loving husband, dad

In the hours after Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick was killed Wednesday, tributes poured in from across Minnesota from fellow...

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 12:01 PM

Work gears up on a third lane for I-494 in Plymouth

Read more about communities around the metro area at startribune.com/localAfter 15 years on Plymouth’s wish list, a third lane is...

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 07:49 PM

City celebrates I-494 getting third lane in Plymouth

It was the last stretch of the well-traveled interstate without a third lane. The city of Plymouth had lobbied for it for more than a decade.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 03:00 PM

Arrest of Minneapolis community activist Al Flowers stirs anger

Family and friends say he was injured during arrest.

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 03:36 PM

ID'd: Woman run over by husband near Lake Minnetonka home; husband jailed

Authorities have identified a 57-year-old woman who died after being hit by a car driven by her husband outside her...

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 07:46 AM

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