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

Orono police officers cleared in shooting

They shot and killed a St. Anthony man who had just killed a physician.

Updated: May 12, 2014, - 11:38 AM

Playoff ticket frenzy leads to scams

It was supposed to be the first Stanley Cup playoff game that Pamela Niska and her husband had ever attended.But...

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 07:22 PM

Orono resident sues city over ban on wind turbines

Resident argues it’s his right to have a wind turbine in his Lake Minnetonka back yard.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 08:42 PM

Eden Prairie gives first vote of approval on green housing project despite some neighbors' concerns

Read about communities around the Twin Cities metro area at startribune.com/local.An energy-efficient, high-density development in Eden Prairie that planners hope...

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 08:07 PM

Jim Oberstar, Iron Range's longtime congressman, dies at 79

First elected from Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District in 1974, he served until he was upset at the polls by Republican Chip Cravaack in 2010.

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 10:35 PM

May 3: Can boat redesign slow lake invaders?

Industry experts will discuss how manufacturing may play a role in stopping the spread of aquatic pests.

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 09:48 PM

Maple Grove official is censured, asked to quit

The push came after council member LeAnn Sargent was sentenced for financially exploiting her dying father.

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 09:22 PM

April 29, 2014: Family, friends honor Matula a year after her disappearance

Though loved ones finally received closure, her absence is still greatly felt.

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 02:24 PM

Somali leaders in Mpls. urge peace, justice in Kenya for refugees

Leaders of Minnesota’s Somali community urged state and national officials Saturday to condemn the Kenyan government’s detaining of thousands of...

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 05:20 PM

Ice is out on White Bear Lake; Minnetonka not far behind

Lake Minnetonka probably won’t be far behind in the closely watched spring marker.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 05:58 AM

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