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

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

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

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 10, 2014, - 04:14 PM

Proposed homeless youth building in Edina draws hundreds of supporters, few critics

The $9 million project for at-risk youths has generated hundreds of e-mails, letters.

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 06:45 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

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