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

First snow ushers in a couple weeks of winter-like cold

Parts of the north metro got over a foot of snow and the forecast calls for highs that won't break 20 next week.

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 06:19 AM

University of Minnesota sues four wireless service carriers

The University of Minnesota is suing the four largest wireless service providers in the United States, saying they are infringing...

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 11:00 PM

Disqualified runners transformed into heroes

Pair who stopped to help an injured runner at state meet were lauded but disqualified from the race.

Updated: November 04, 2014, - 11:07 PM

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

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