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

New beer brewed with Lake Minnetonka zebra mussels, milfoil

Excelsior Brewing adds a dash of the aquatic invasives from the waters right outside its door.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 01:35 PM

Murder charges against dealer, buyer in Maple Grove overdose

It’s part of an increase in prosecution of alleged heroin dealers in the Twin Cities in the past couple of years in response to the alarming rise in heroin overdose deaths metrowide.

Updated: November 19, 2014, - 08:56 PM

Obituary: Joy Wetzel, a fearless voice for cancer survivors

For hundreds of Twin Cities women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Joy Wetzel was the first survivor they would meet.The Golden...

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 08:31 AM

Youth hockey player dies after collapse during game

The 14-year-old collapsed during a game in Brainerd on Friday afternoon. The cause of death and the player's identity have not been released.

Updated: November 15, 2014, - 07:15 AM

St. Paul police union defends officers in skyway incident

The St. Paul police union is defending three officers who have been scrutinized for arresting and using a Taser on...

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 01:55 PM

Mayor takes aim at union chief as KSTP defends #pointergate story

Betsy Hodges, in a blog post, pointed a finger at John Delmonico, the police union chief.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 10:35 AM

Maple Plain mayor ousted after he 'abandoned office'

After repeatedly being censured and asked to resign, Maple Plain’s mayor has lost his spot at City Hall.

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 08:25 PM

Boaters, lake residents debate proposed new rule on Minnetonka

Area residents argue over whether slowing boaters on two popular bays is needed.

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 09:50 AM

Lake Minnetonka resident leads effort to restock lake with walleye

An avid Mound angler is trying to turn the Twin Cities’ largest lake into a walleye hot spot, leading a private campaign to stock it with Minnesota’s prized state fish.

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 11:37 PM

Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District OKs new rules

Regulations affecting 7 cities are likely to be in place by spring.

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 03:02 PM

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