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

Maple Plain eliminates salary, duties for mayor in second request for him to resign

The city says it’s the first to take such a restrictive measure.

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 05:38 PM

Excelsior library closes its doors Saturday before new one opens

After nearly 50 years serving south Lake Minnetonka communities, Excelsior’s library is closing this weekend to make way for a new Hennepin County Library. The new $5.6 million library opens Sept. 13.

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 02:58 PM

New program, license plate aim to help Minnesota's dwindling moose

On Monday, the state will announce its first, private-public partnership to raise money for research on why an animal synonymous with Minnesota’s woods is mysteriously dwindling.

Updated: August 10, 2014, - 07:59 PM

Multiple people shot at downtown Minneapolis club

Police are looking for the gunman who shot 11 people, including a Minnesota Vikings player, inside a downtown Minneapolis club...

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 01:01 PM

Stillwater cafe faces heat for adding 'minimum wage fee' to tab

Each tab at Stillwater’s Oasis Cafe now includes 35 cents to offset minimum wage increase.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 06:49 AM

Construction starts on $19.6 million Eden Prairie Community Center renovation

Work started in June on a $20.9 million renovation of pools at Eden Prairie’s Community Center.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 03:00 PM

Pool envy in Shakopee as neighbors up the ante on amenities

A $20.9 million pool renovation in Eden Prairie: Has it joined Chaska in out-amenity-ing Scott County?

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 02:43 PM

Tuesday marks the 25th anniversary of Amy Sue Pagnac's disappearance

Amy Sue Pagnac, who would be 38, disappeared Aug. 5, 1989.

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 07:56 PM

Shorewood passes state's first 'bee-safe' policy

It has become the first city in Minnesota — and, leaders say, the third city in the nation — to pass a policy encouraging planting bee-friendly flowers and restricting certain pesticides.

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 06:38 AM

Cities have little recourse after council members' misconduct

State and county figures can be removed or recalled from office for misconduct, but it takes a felony for cities to force ousters.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 08:43 PM

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