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

Deformed wolf that bit Minnesota teen had brain damage

Tests results show that a wolf that bit a 16-year-old boy’s head at a northern Minnesota campground had severe deformities...

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 12:38 AM

Juvenile arrests in Minnesota fall to fewest since early ’80s

They had jumped 150 percent from 1980 to 1998 before downturn detailed in a new report. Officials credited a focus...

Updated: September 19, 2013, - 09:28 PM

Crashes kill 8 in a deadly weekend on Minnesota roads

At least eight people were killed over the weekend in crashes on Minnesota roads, making it among the deadliest weekends...

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 09:37 PM

2-month-old baby in Minneapolis hit by stray bullet

A 2-month-old boy, struck by a stray bullet and critically injured Thursday night, is the latest in a string of...

Updated: September 06, 2013, - 11:19 AM

Minneapolis residents beat the odds, defeat a noise wall

Marcy-Holmes residents feared the freeway structure would further divide their community.

Updated: September 02, 2013, - 09:15 PM

Monticello woman fleeing abuse appeals her DWI case

The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear the case of a Monticello woman whose driver’s license was revoked after she drove...

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 12:39 AM

Three shot -- including 14-month-old girl -- in north Minneapolis

The early-evening shootings of a 14-month-old girl, a teenager and a pregnant woman stoked anger about injuries to someone so young. All three were being treated at nearby hospitals for injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 09:53 AM

Damaged bridge closes I-35W lanes at Hwy. 13 in Burnsville

Repairs to damage likely caused by truck hitting bridge should be finished Friday afternoon.

Updated: August 19, 2013, - 09:53 PM

July 30: Slain grandma "was always thinking of others”

Police found Lila Warwick, 79, dead in her home Monday and are searching for her killer and a motive.

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 09:48 PM

Two motorcyclists die, increasing July death toll to 18

State may outpace last year’s increase in overall road fatalities.

Updated: July 29, 2013, - 11:09 PM

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