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

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

Another birthday arrives as search continues for Pagnac

Twenty-five years after her disappearance, dozens of FBI investigators, state forensic scientists and police officers are intensifying work on an unsolved mystery: What happened to Amy Sue Pagnac?

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 06:35 AM

Dispute over Lake Minnetonka wind turbine continues in court cases

An Orono man’s four-year legal battle took another turn this week when a judge ordered him to remove the generator.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 11:09 PM

Search expands to Isanti Co. for Maple Grove girl missing 25 years

A search in a rural area will continue through the week in connection with the 1989 disappearance of Amy Sue Pagnac.

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 11:36 PM

West metro cities learn the fate of their state funding requests

Excelsior, Plymouth and Wayzata are trying to decide what to do next after their requests were rejected.

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 03:47 PM

May 31: Family asks for public's help

For the first time since police and FBI investigators dug up their yard and searched their house, Amy Sue Pagnac’s mother and sister spoke Saturday about the renewed interest in the missing girl’s case and asked for the public’s help.

Updated: May 31, 2014, - 05:36 PM

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