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

Cities have little recourse after council members' misconduct

State and county figures can be removed or recalled from office for misconduct, but it takes a felony for cities to force ousters.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 08:43 PM

Veteran officer Scott Patrick was loving husband, dad

In the hours after Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick was killed Wednesday, tributes poured in from across Minnesota from fellow...

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 12:01 PM

Work gears up on a third lane for I-494 in Plymouth

Read more about communities around the metro area at startribune.com/localAfter 15 years on Plymouth’s wish list, a third lane is...

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 07:49 PM

City celebrates I-494 getting third lane in Plymouth

It was the last stretch of the well-traveled interstate without a third lane. The city of Plymouth had lobbied for it for more than a decade.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 03:00 PM

ID'd: Woman run over by husband near Lake Minnetonka home; husband jailed

Authorities have identified a 57-year-old woman who died after being hit by a car driven by her husband outside her...

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 07:46 AM

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car near Lake Minnetonka

A 57-year-old woman has died after being hit by a car near Lake Minnetonka.The woman was walking in the 2600...

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 11:33 PM

Lake Minnetonka wake restriction lifted

Record-high waters forced a no-wake restriction on Lake Minnetonka for two months.

Updated: July 24, 2014, - 09:58 PM

Troops, families gather in Minneapolis to reconnect

Minneapolis event drew soldiers and family members from 36 states to discuss deployments.

Updated: July 19, 2014, - 07:09 PM

State, national parks in Minnesota see increase in visitors

Despite the rainy summer, more people are getting out to explore Minnesota.

Updated: July 19, 2014, - 06:53 PM

Remains found in Colorado confirmed as missing St. Louis Park father, son

The remains of Damian and Evan McManus were found in harsh terrain.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 10:07 PM

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