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

Volunteers to expand search for missing Crystal boy

Saturday's effort comes after authorities again focused by the Mississippi River, east of Crystal from Interstate 694 south to Minneapolis.

Updated: March 28, 2015, - 07:07 AM

Parents, kids learn how to prevent future drownings

Three weeks ago, Samantha Richardson saw her brother drown in a swimming pool at a Plymouth apartment building. On Saturday,...

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 10:24 AM

Deputies to step up patrols on Lake Minnetonka

Conservation district grant will allow Sheriff’s Office to have deputy patrolling at peak times.

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 09:37 AM

Empathy can be better than force, Twin Cities police trainers teach

More police officers are getting special training to approach mental health crises with calm, not force.

Updated: March 24, 2015, - 09:57 PM

More west metro police departments start fitness programs

To cope with stressful and often sedentary jobs, more police departments are emphasizing physical fitness for their officers.

Updated: March 24, 2015, - 02:51 PM

Minnetonka condo association penalized for treatment of families with children

Suit accused Minnetonka condo association of discriminating against families with children.

Updated: March 20, 2015, - 08:35 PM

Crystal, New Hope and Golden Valley move forward with permanent fix to water line

After a line broke twice in Robbinsdale, affected communities want to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

Updated: March 18, 2015, - 12:13 PM

Eden Prairie homeowners face increasing erosion on Purgatory Creek

Eden Prairie works to stabilize the banks of Purgatory Creek after storm-drain woes and erosion threatened homes.

Updated: March 17, 2015, - 12:26 AM

Minnetonka cracks down on poop pick-up in city parks

Starting Saturday, the suburb will step up education on pet-waste law.

Updated: March 11, 2015, - 10:55 PM

Police unsure where Coon Rapids teen got gun used in shooting

Police are still investigating how a 15-year-old Coon Rapids boy got a handgun Monday, fatally shooting himself after he accidentally...

Updated: March 10, 2015, - 11:47 PM

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