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

Lake Minnetonka residents push for boaters to slow down

Packed hearing is expected on petition to impose speed rules.

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 01:12 AM

Minnetonka denies plans for Ridgedale midrise building

In a split 4-3 decision, the City Council said the building would be too tall and large.

Updated: November 04, 2014, - 04:57 PM

Judge rules that Orono can't ban wind generators

Instead of banning wind turbines, the city is now looking to regulate them.

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 06:02 PM

Minnetonka Country Club latest local golf course planning to close

The nearly 100-year-old country club is closing its doors at the end of the year.

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 11:50 PM

Watershed district rules rile southwest metro lake area residents

But the Riley Purgatory Creek Watershed District said it’s scaled back in response to concerns.

Updated: October 19, 2014, - 09:45 PM

Watershed district rules rile southwest metro lake area residents

Some southwest metro lake homeowners are questioning new rules that the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District expects to finalize Oct. 29.

Updated: October 19, 2014, - 09:10 PM

Minnesota Duluth to honor Mandy Matula on Saturday

The University of Minnesota Duluth will honor Eden Prairie’s Mandy Matula on Saturday by officially retiring the 24-year-old’s softball jersey,...

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 06:52 AM

Firing of Twin Cities watershed chief leads to backlash, questions

Minnehaha Creek Watershed District critics want more transparency.

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 04:20 PM

Eden Prairie seeks new resources for metro's No. 3 Somali community

Leaders call for more housing, school resources for metro’s third-largest Somali community.

Updated: October 12, 2014, - 07:33 AM

Minnetonka residents oppose mid-rise building near Ridgedale

As Minnetonka leaders look to redevelop the area around the mall, a group opposes one plan, saying it doesn’t fit...

Updated: October 08, 2014, - 10:56 PM

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