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

Shorewood engineer builds castle with 3-D concrete printer

Andrey Rudenko built the castle layer by layer with one of the first 3-D concrete printers in the world, an ambitious task given that most things produced by 3-D printers are much smaller, like plastic models or parts.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 11:02 PM

Suburban police face retirements due to pension change

Several departments have lost experienced officers and longtime chiefs to retirement.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 07:08 PM

St. Paul police union defends officers in skyway tasing, arrest

The St. Paul police union is defending three officers who have been scrutinized for arresting and using a Taser on...

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 11:01 PM

Minnesota boating enforcers out to ensure safe wrap-up to summer

Last hurrah of summer is expected to be a busy one.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 06:12 PM

Eden Prairie family sues city after falling tree kills woman

A decaying basswood killed Nina Mackay, 56, in July 2013.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 07:43 AM

Green, high-density Eden Prairie housing development approved

Work on efficient, solar-ready project will begin next month.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:16 AM

Aug. 10: Vikings player among 9 hurt in Minneapolis nightclub shooting

Police said the shooting at the 400 Soundbar in the Warehouse District early Saturday, was gang-related and they are seeking a suspect.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 10:14 PM

Two-year construction project starts next month on Bushaway Road

Two-year enterprise aims to make the road safer and wider.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 03:00 PM

Part sci-fi, flyboarding rising in popularity on Minnesota lakes

Caleb Gavic of Coon Rapids says he bought the first flyboard in the state in 2012. The 23-year-old had seen an online video of flyboarding soon after it was developed by Zapata Racing. He paid $7,500 and started using it at the family’s cabin.

Updated: August 18, 2014, - 10:56 AM

Authorities identify victims killed in south Minneapolis shooting, stabbing

The unrelated incidents occurred within hours of one other in south Minneapolis.

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 06:34 AM

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