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

Investigators continue search of missing Maple Grove girl's house

With a backhoe and other digging equipment, investigators are searching both outside and inside Amy Pagnac’s house.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 07:37 PM

St. Louis Park school honors Lilydale landslide victims

Silently, 500 children and teachers watched as four white balloons were released — two representing Mohamed Fofana, 10, and Haysem Sani, 9, who were killed one year ago.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 05:40 AM

Ex-Robbinsdale police chief sentenced to year of probation for prostitution

He gets year of probation and must pay fine, finish anti-prostitution program.

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

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

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