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

Lake Minnetonka cities explore creating scenic byway

Representatives from each of the 14 lake cities will meet with state officials this month to discuss the idea of designating the roadways around the lake as the state’s 22nd scenic byway, creating marketing and signs to direct visitors and point out existing attractions.

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 10:59 AM

Mother of 2 and her boyfriend died after chase on Hwy. 212

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner released the names Saturday of the two people involved in Friday’s high-speed police chase and shooting.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 05:57 AM

Feb. 8: Man, woman die after police chase, gunfire

The series of dramatic events that led to gunshots started during the morning rush hour and led to the shutdown of Hwy. 212 until 5 p.m. Friday.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 12:24 AM

Excelsior explores new taxes to cash in on Lake Minnetonka tourism

Money raised would help improve tourist attractions.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 03:33 PM

Bloomington man charged in two home burglaries

A 27-year-old man who allegedly prompted an Edina elementary school to go into lockdown last week after he burglarized two nearby homes and fled into the school was charged Tuesday.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 05:36 PM

Cold snap prompts more school closings Monday

For many school districts, a decision to cancel school on Monday would be the fourth closing this month.

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 07:26 AM

Eden Prairie approves back-yard beekeeping

The city joins other suburbs such as Circle Pines, St. Paul Park and Stillwater that allow beekeeping as long as residents get a permit and follow certain regulations.

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 02:19 PM

Edina police nab burglary suspect after he enters elementary school

A man is in custody after reportedly burglarizing two Edina homes and running into a nearby elementary school to elude...

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 09:40 PM

More Twin Cities suburbs are growing sweet on bees

As buzz builds over the popular hobby and the dramatic worldwide die-off of bees, more than two doz­en met­ro-area cit­ies, including Minnetonka, Bloomington and Stillwater, are allowing back-yard beekeeping.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 07:49 AM

It's history: Metrodome roof deflated in 35 minutes

The roof of the Metrodome was deflated early Saturday without a hitch. By April, the entire Dome will be gone.

Updated: January 19, 2014, - 06:52 AM

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