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

Metro-area cities learning to show signs of welcome

“Way-finder” initiatives help both the visitor and the host.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 10:30 PM

Minnesota cities squawk over cellphone towers

Residents want service at their fingertips but the equipment out of sight.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 05:28 AM

EPA approves use of potash on Christmas Lake to kill off zebra mussels

EPA approval of the chemical’s use on a west metro lake represents a first for the state.

Updated: December 03, 2014, - 01:21 AM

Plymouth teen honored for collecting 1M books for kids in need

Plymouth teen Maria Keller honored for collecting more than 1 million books for children in need.

Updated: December 02, 2014, - 03:41 PM

After nearly 100 years, Minnetonka Country Club slated to become housing

With 116 acres near Lake Minnetonka, it is the single largest parcel of property in Shorewood. City leaders said they’ve met with interested developers.

Updated: December 01, 2014, - 10:42 AM

Eden Prairie plans for transit-oriented development

A draft city ordinance would spur walkable, mixed-use areas near five light-rail stations.

Updated: November 28, 2014, - 09:05 PM

Cold Turkey Day giving way to snow, sleet early today

Drivers in the Twin Cities are dealing with a mix of snow and ice Friday morning as many head to...

Updated: November 28, 2014, - 06:44 AM

Crystal, New Hope, Golden Valley seek permanent fix for water pipe

Twice in just over a year, a major water main carrying water from Minneapolis to Crystal, New Hope and Golden Valley burst, flooding roads and opening up a sinkhole 20 feet deep — and officials are now concerned it could happen again.

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 10:43 AM

First hotel on Lake Minnetonka in decades still on hold in Excelsior

A plan for the first hotel on Lake Minnetonka in decades is still on hold, facing planning roadblocks much to the frustration of city officials.

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 10:32 AM

New beer brewed with Lake Minnetonka zebra mussels, milfoil

Excelsior Brewing adds a dash of the aquatic invasives from the waters right outside its door.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 01:35 PM

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