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

Board hits the brakes on Lake Minnetonka wake restrictions

A proposed controversial new rule to slow boaters on two popular Lake Minnetonka bays was unanimously rejected Wednesday after dozens...

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 11:57 PM

Ten months later, Hwy. 212 officer-involved shooting still under review

Families and friends of the couple shot and killed by police are increasingly frustrated as they await answers.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 11:03 PM

Panel to discuss affordable housing in Eden Prairie

Just 10 percent of city’s offerings fit that bill, causing trouble for some.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 07:51 PM

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

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