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

Fifth-grader, 11, arrested over threatening message in Rush City school

He allegedly wrote a note on the wall of a school timeout room.

Updated: January 30, 2015, - 08:32 AM

U student develops measles; doctors alerted

School officials say there’s a low risk of a campus outbreak, but they’re taking precautions.

Updated: January 29, 2015, - 06:22 AM

Mpls. Southwest High closed today over credible threat

In an automated telephone call, Principal Bill Smith notified parents and families Tuesday evening that the school would be closed and that the Minneapolis police were investigating the threat.

Updated: January 28, 2015, - 10:28 AM

Gunman injures 2 New Hope officers, then is fatally shot

Video of the council meeting records audio of a volley of gunshots, panic and confusion. A council member can be heard to say “that went right through the door!” and “somebody got shot!” Someone else yells, “Everybody get down!”

Updated: January 27, 2015, - 10:56 AM

Partly clothed man found dead outside in New Ulm

A partly clothed man was found dead Thursday near a residential alley in New Ulm.The man’s body was discovered shortly...

Updated: January 23, 2015, - 09:46 AM

Meeker County man dies from carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning likely killed a 27-year-old man and hospitalized a 21-year-old woman in Meeker County.Authorities are not releasing the...

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 08:52 PM

Material witness missing in Brian Fitch case, turns up

Six jury members have been seated so far in the high-profile murder case.

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 05:47 AM

A ban on sledding? Local parks officials say no way

Parks officials shake their heads over other states’ moves to stave off lawsuits.

Updated: January 13, 2015, - 11:08 PM

Roads slowly clearing from drifting, but more cold is coming

Light snow and high winds whipped up blizzard conditions in much of Minnesota on Thursday. Friday will be a return to the deep freeze but sunny.

Updated: January 09, 2015, - 05:51 AM

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

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