Mary Lynn Smith

Reporter | Metro
Phone: 612-673-4788
After getting a master’s in public affairs reporting, Mary Lynn Smith spent much of her 30-year-newspaper career covering government from the statehouse in Illinois to local governments in Minnesota. Now as a general assignment reporter, she covers a broad range of breaking news stories and features. She was born and raised in Chicago but has chosen to live, work, and raise a family in Minnesota -- first Duluth and then the Twin Cities.

Recent content from Mary Lynn Smith

Car careens into Minneapolis bus stop, killing woman

Woman, 45, was waiting for her son to pick her up on the North Side.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 11:52 PM

Obituary: Dorothy Bolander paved way for women in Twin Cities construction

Dorothy Bolander believed anything was possible.So when she wanted to get a commercial pilot’s license, she just did it. When...

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 05:04 PM

Autopsy: NDSU student Thomas Bearson's death a homicide

Investigators withholding further details for now.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 05:49 AM

Maplewood police search for missing man, 84, headed to St. Paul

Maplewood Police are asking for the public’s help in finding an 84-year-old man who was missing Tuesday night after walking...

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 11:56 PM

Angry and disgusted at Rice affair, fans remain devoted to football

Many say game is bigger than NFL’s response to video.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 01:18 PM

July 29: Judge scales back charges against Waseca teen plotting school attack

A district judge dismissed the most serious charges against John LaDue, the Waseca teenager accused of secretly plotting a school massacre this spring, saying prosecutors hadn’t shown that the boy’s actions went beyond “mere preparation.’’

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 09:14 PM

Obituary: Architect Richard Faricy fought to preserve St. Paul's past

The artistry of Richard “Dick” Thomas Faricy rises along the streets of St. Paul, Minneapolis and other cities across the...

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 08:41 PM

Hailstorm lashes orchard, central Minnesota crops

A 10-minute hailstorm devastated hundreds of acres of farmland in central Minnesota.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 01:39 PM

Stearns County prisoner found dead in presumed suicide

A 22-year-old inmate at the Stearns County jail was found dead Sunday, apparently after hanging himself with his T-shirt, according...

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:17 AM

Obituary: Paul Abbott Tidemann was hero in the LGBT community

Paul Tidemann didn’t just preach against injustices. He fought to end them.The former pastor at the St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church...

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 04:40 PM

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