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

Nine BWCA campers rescued following late-night storms

At least nine people were evacuated by emergency crews Monday night as others in canoes, planes and a helicopter scoured the BWCA for others who might have been hurt in the storm.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 05:35 AM

Shorewood woman admits killing boyfriend, stuffing body in freezer

A Shorewood woman stopped her murder trial Monday by pleading guilty to killing her boyfriend and stuffing him in a...

Updated: July 21, 2014, - 10:19 PM

Mayo links a protein to Alzheimer’s, opening door to new research

A major discovery by a group of Mayo Clinic researchers may bring scientists closer to predicting and treating Alzheimer’s disease,...

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 10:42 AM

Minnesota looking for doctor to help oversee medical marijuana program

The state is looking for a doctor who can provide medical and research expertise for Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program.The...

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

Obituary: For Conrad J. Hoigaard, life was an adventure

Minnesota winters always were a bit of a drag on sales for the tent and awning business that Conrad Hoigaard’s...

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 09:53 PM

Minnesotans visiting Israel find themselves 'in eye of storm'

Sirens went off as St. Paul Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker talked with the family of a young Palestinian killed by Jewish extremists.

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 11:06 PM

Minnesota waters getting back to normal — sort of

Fresh off a new storm that dumped at least another half-inch of rain in parts of the Twin Cities area...

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 12:16 PM

Duluth mayor takes to Facebook: To run or not to run

Saying he’d rather step aside too soon than too late, Mayor Don Ness took his feelings to Facebook.

Updated: July 04, 2014, - 08:02 PM

Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt faces new sex claims

Nienstedt says the allegations of sexual misconduct with seminarians and priests are “absolutely false.”

Updated: July 02, 2014, - 05:37 AM

Blue-green algae -- deadly for dogs -- blooms in Minnesota lakes

Blue-green algae is blooming in Minnesota lakes. Though not all is poisonous, officials advise pet owners to be cautious.

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 11:41 AM

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