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

2 killed, 4 wounded in separate north Minneapolis shootings

Despite increased patrols in north Minneapolis, spike of violence marks the weekend.

Updated: July 06, 2014, - 08:08 AM

High water, heavy rain slow boating across Minnesota

Fewer boaters are spending the holiday weekend afloat, but for some, no-wake rules are a blessing.

Updated: July 06, 2014, - 07:58 AM

Much-anticipated grocery store, hotel in Excelsior near reality

City Council is expected to give final vote on hotel before end of the year.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 06:27 PM

More rain, more wind threaten flood-weary metro

Heavy rain and winds led Twin Cities Jazz Festival to cancel outdoor shows Saturday night.

Updated: June 29, 2014, - 03:42 PM

Minnesota Muslims celebrate start of Ramadan

This year, Ramadan is in the summer, bringing longer fasting days.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 07:40 PM

Waterlogged Minnesota communities brace for more rain

Communities continue to sandbag as forecasters warn cleanup crews to take precautions amid rising temps.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 12:00 PM

Groups ramp up fundraising to pay for July 4th fun

Across the state, popular July 4th events are increasingly run by donations and volunteers.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 09:29 PM

Cities bracing for rising floodwaters

On Sunday, rivers across the state are expected to start to crest while already overfull wetlands, lakes and rivers will be tested with a predicted 1 to 2 inches of rain.

Updated: June 22, 2014, - 12:09 AM

Record-setting deluge: Emergency status in 35 Minnesota counties

Rainfall of historic proportions turned Minnesota into a vast wetland. Although skies are expected to clear Friday, the flood threat is mounting, especially on the Minnesota, Mississippi and Crow rivers.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 05:34 AM

Wind-damaged Twin Cities now facing a week of rain

High winds swept through the metro Saturday, knocking out power to thousands and delaying air travel.

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 07:56 AM

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