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

Suburban police face retirements due to pension change

Several departments have lost experienced officers and longtime chiefs to retirement.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 07:08 PM

Minnesota boating enforcers out to ensure safe wrap-up to summer

Last hurrah of summer is expected to be a busy one.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 06:12 PM

Eden Prairie family sues city after falling tree kills woman

A decaying basswood killed Nina Mackay, 56, in July 2013.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 07:43 AM

Green, high-density Eden Prairie housing development approved

Work on efficient, solar-ready project will begin next month.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:16 AM

Aug. 10: Vikings player among 9 hurt in Minneapolis nightclub shooting

Police said the shooting at the 400 Soundbar in the Warehouse District early Saturday, was gang-related and they are seeking a suspect.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 10:14 PM

Two-year construction project starts next month on Bushaway Road

Two-year enterprise aims to make the road safer and wider.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 03:00 PM

Part sci-fi, flyboarding rising in popularity on Minnesota lakes

Caleb Gavic of Coon Rapids says he bought the first flyboard in the state in 2012. The 23-year-old had seen an online video of flyboarding soon after it was developed by Zapata Racing. He paid $7,500 and started using it at the family’s cabin.

Updated: August 18, 2014, - 10:56 AM

Authorities identify victims killed in south Minneapolis shooting, stabbing

The unrelated incidents occurred within hours of one other in south Minneapolis.

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 06:34 AM

At India Fest, thousands take in culture without passport

India Fest drew more than 10,000 people to the State Capitol’s mall, packed with henna artists, booths, food and cultural dances.

Updated: August 16, 2014, - 11:10 PM

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

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