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

Woodbury man jailed in UAE for video spoof returns home

Shezanne “Shez” Cassim, a U.S. citizen and University of Minnesota graduate, was jailed in the United Arab Emirates for for nine months.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 10:51 PM

Teen arrested in theft of Mark Andrew's iPhone

Andrew, a former Hennepin County commissioner, was in a mall coffee shop when a boy stole his iPhone.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 11:43 PM

Wisconsin woman pulled from her burning house dies

A 68-year-old Wisconsin woman died after rescuers pulled her from her burning home in the village of Roberts.Roberts police officer...

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 11:35 PM

Duluth college student loses parts of her feet to frostbite

Alyssa Jo Lommel was found on a porch outside her neighbor’s house on a night temperatures dropped to 17 degrees below zero.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 11:54 PM

Enjoy the thaw before the next freeze

A slow thaw is returning Minnesota to normal, but don’t stash those warm layers too far away: Lower-than-normal temperatures likely...

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 09:56 PM

Sheriff investigating two dead in Pine Island

The Sheriff’s Office is expected to release more information at a briefing at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 08:49 AM

Hussein Samatar, 45: Somali immigrant elected to dream big

The first Somali immigrant elected to office in Minnesota, he made a difference on the Minneapolis school board, library board and among small businesses.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 10:02 AM

Charles Foley, 82: Inventor put a twist into playing games

He spent a lifetime inventing and creating. But it was the Twister game that brought him the most fame.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 09:41 AM

Ex-priest suspended from sex education work for Wright County

Wright County takes action after sexual abuse allegations disclosed.

Updated: December 23, 2013, - 09:37 PM

Robber demands laptop from University of Minnesota student

The incident pushes the total number of robberies to 27 this fall with all but four occurring off campus.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 12:33 PM

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