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

Rogers water main break fixed after it drained 2 million gallons

Two million gallons drained into a remote area, leaving nearby businesses without water until the break was found and repaired.

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 09:19 PM

4 young friends die in crash on icy Hwy. 14

A car near Sleepy Eye slid into the path of an oncoming pickup truck in the second such deadly crash...

Updated: March 09, 2014, - 12:05 AM

Hottest ticket for Minnesotans? Anywhere far from the cold

Even more than usual in March, Minnesotans are desperate for a respite from relentless winter weather. They’re flocking to airline sites and travel agents with the same mission — to go anywhere warm. And with many school spring breaks at hand, a busy travel month is even busier.

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 10:28 PM

Longtime Maple Grove police chief to retire in May

Maple Grove is looking for a new police chief.After 29 years with the Police Department, Chief David Jess is retiring...

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 10:43 AM

Community remembers five children killed in north Minneapolis fire

More than 200 people attended the emotional, nearly two-hour funeral.

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 10:02 PM

Officers involved in Hwy. 212 shooting return to work as BCA continues to investigate

The officers involved in the shooting death of a couple on Hwy. 212 have returned to work while state investigators...

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 01:58 PM

Plymouth dock dispute ignites debate over access to state lakes

Dan Gustafson, who bought a 5-foot-wide sliver of land wedged between two homes on Medicine Lake, is two years into his fight with Plymouth over building a dock there.

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 07:54 AM

Eden Prairie's high-density housing plan moves forward

The city is holding an open house Monday as opponents continue to voice concerns.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 05:27 AM

Roads still awful; officials continue to advise no driving

Icy metro roads continued to complicate driving Saturday. Also, the city of Minneapolis moved to limit parking on streets that aren't snow emergency routes.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 06:42 AM

Lake Minnetonka cities band together to rebrand, revamp lakefronts

Instead of going Up North, Twin Cities residents could consider a quick getaway out west. That’s what leaders of the 14 west metro cities on Lake Minnetonka want to entice more people to do.

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 11:50 PM

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