Mary Jane Smetanka

Reporter | Hennepin County
Phone: 612-673-7380
Mary Jane Smetanka covers trends in Hennepin County and the cities of Bloomington, Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Richfield and St. Louis Park. She also blogs for Greengirls.

Recent content from Mary Jane Smetanka

Design begins for Old Cedar bridge renovation

The 1920 steel bridge has been closed since 2002, but has been approved for a $1.6 million renovation contract.

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 01:03 PM

50th & France in Edina to get parking face-lift

Congested parking ramps at 50th & France in Edina will get a face-lift this year and parking rules will be...

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 07:42 AM

Edina postpones vote on closing Fred Richards golf course

City is moving too hastily toward decision on fate of “the Fred,” its many fans say. The proposal will be reconsidered on March 18.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 05:16 AM

Clinic for mentally ill kids withdraws Golden Valley plan

Initially rejected by Golden Valley, LifeSpan now looking elsewhere.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 09:03 PM

Edina sticks with sports dome despite rising cost

Unexpected issues increased the cost by about $2 million.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 12:54 PM

March 2: Strong growth for Hennepin, Carver counties

Met Council forecasts population rebound for older cities in the metro.

Updated: March 02, 2014, - 07:09 AM

March 1: Edina residents appeal to state board

With a city decision on closing Fred Richards Golf Course looming Tuesday, a group of Edina citizens has filed an...

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 08:38 PM

Bloomington hopes a new sport will give a golf course new life

Bloomington’s Hyland would be second site in state to offer it.

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 03:00 PM

Golden Valley rescinds vote on center for mentally ill

But developer of LifeSpan’s treatment facility for kids may no longer be interested in project.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 09:17 PM

Park Board is the latest to support Edina’s plan to close ‘the Fred’

Edina’s Park Board has voted unanimously to support the closing of Fred Richards Executive Golf Course, a city-owned course that...

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 05:55 AM

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