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

More Minn. travelers paying $85 to breeze through airport security

TSA PreCheck allows passengers who pay an $85 fee and submit to a background check to bypass long security lines and avoid the hassle of taking shoes or jackets off.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 06:52 AM

Minnehaha Creek too dangerous for kayakers and canoers

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District advised paddlers to stay off the creek because of the unsafe conditions. With high, fast-moving water, downed trees and other debris, some bridge underpasses aren’t navigable.

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 09:07 PM

Extra DNR officers will patrol lakes, rivers during Memorial Day weekend

Minnesota lakes and rivers will see extra officers on patrol.

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 09:53 PM

Search continues at missing girl’s Maple Grove home

Amy Sue Pagnac disappeared in 1989 from a Holiday gas station in Osseo while her father ran inside to use the restroom, he has said.

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 09:22 PM

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: May 20, 2014, - 11:21 AM

Minneapolis 4-year-old’s shooter gets 25-year term

Deontray Tate, 35, also shot two men after a fight involving the boy’s mother.

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 09:14 PM

Excelsior's much-anticipated hotel, grocery store still on hold

Final approval for the hotel could come in June, while search for a grocery store tenant continues.

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 03:00 PM

Orono police officers cleared in shooting

They shot and killed a St. Anthony man who had just killed a physician.

Updated: May 12, 2014, - 11:38 AM

Playoff ticket frenzy leads to scams

It was supposed to be the first Stanley Cup playoff game that Pamela Niska and her husband had ever attended.But...

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 07:22 PM

Orono resident sues city over ban on wind turbines

Resident argues it’s his right to have a wind turbine in his Lake Minnetonka back yard.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 08:42 PM

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