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

Minnetonka approves midrise building

Work on six-story apartment complex will start in the spring, with a summer 2016 opening.

Updated: December 25, 2014, - 07:01 PM

New details emerge in Hwy. 212 police shooting

New documents and dash camera videos show the confusion and tension before police killed a couple.

Updated: December 24, 2014, - 05:26 PM

Minnetonka approves mid-rise near Ridgedale

The six-story apartment complex will be built next spring, opening in 2016.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 02:16 PM

Grand jury clears officers in Hwy. 212 shooting that killed couple

A grand jury has cleared the four police officers involved in the deadly shooting that killed a couple nearly a year ago on Hwy. 212 in Eden Prairie. The decision comes more than 10 months after the Feb. 7 shooting.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 11:22 PM

Man shot by police on I-694 charged at officers with a knife, authorities say

Authorities said the suspected murderer emerged from his crashed vehicle, began stabbing himself and then charged at officers.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 10:42 PM

Authorities say man killed at Minn. rest stop was shot in head

The men killed at a rest stop and on Interstate 694 were from Washington state and were ages 18 and 23.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 10:20 AM

Brooklyn Park man charged with murder in toddler son's death

Brooklyn Park man faces murder charge; older son is placed in protective custody.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 10:15 PM

Board hits the brakes on Lake Minnetonka wake restrictions

A proposed controversial new rule to slow boaters on two popular Lake Minnetonka bays was unanimously rejected Wednesday after dozens...

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 11:57 PM

Ten months later, Hwy. 212 officer-involved shooting still under review

Families and friends of the couple shot and killed by police are increasingly frustrated as they await answers.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 11:03 PM

Panel to discuss affordable housing in Eden Prairie

Just 10 percent of city’s offerings fit that bill, causing trouble for some.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 07:51 PM

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