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

Jim Oberstar, Iron Range's longtime congressman, dies at 79

First elected from Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District in 1974, he served until he was upset at the polls by Republican Chip Cravaack in 2010.

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 10:35 PM

May 3: Can boat redesign slow lake invaders?

Industry experts will discuss how manufacturing may play a role in stopping the spread of aquatic pests.

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 09:48 PM

Maple Grove official is censured, asked to quit

The push came after council member LeAnn Sargent was sentenced for financially exploiting her dying father.

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 09:22 PM

April 29, 2014: Family, friends honor Matula a year after her disappearance

Though loved ones finally received closure, her absence is still greatly felt.

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 02:24 PM

Somali leaders in Mpls. urge peace, justice in Kenya for refugees

Leaders of Minnesota’s Somali community urged state and national officials Saturday to condemn the Kenyan government’s detaining of thousands of...

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 05:20 PM

Ice is out on White Bear Lake; Minnetonka not far behind

Lake Minnetonka probably won’t be far behind in the closely watched spring marker.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 05:58 AM

Plymouth denies dock on unusual 5-foot-wide Medicine Lake property

The zoning denial means the owner can’t build on his narrow strip of land.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 09:27 PM

Wayzata park lovers want cellphone tower taken out

To maintain thousands of cellphone users’ service, companies say their equipment must stay on Wayzata’s water tower site. Nearby residents call it “industrial blight.”

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 01:46 PM

Lake Minnetonka scenic byway moves forward

Lake Minnetonka cities are moving forward with exploring creating a scenic byway around the lake.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 01:10 AM

25-year-old Burnsville man identified as second victim in Hwy. 12 crash

A 25-year-old Burnsville man was identified Thursday as the second victim of a car crash on Hwy. 12 last week.Authorities...

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 06:41 PM

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