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

It’s beginning to look a lot like … Minnesota in late December

By the time the storm draws to a close on Wednesday, the north metro could be covered in 6 to 9 inches of snow; the south metro 2 to 4 inches.

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 11:00 AM

Minnesota gets a taste of winter: snow, cold, traffic jams

A winter storm system will drop a total of 2 to 6 inches of snow by Thursday morning. The freeze will begin with Arctic air sending temperatures below zero by Friday.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 05:33 AM

Gunman prompts U of M students to seek shelter

University of Minnesota police said an armed man tried to rob a student in Anderson Hall Monday afternoon before fleeing into the tunnel system between buildings.

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 02:32 PM

Southern Minnesota police chief faces sexual assault charges

The police chief in a small southern Minnesota town has been charged with criminal sexual conduct.Jason Wyatt Mindrup, who has...

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 11:22 PM

Obituary: Minnesota stock car racing legend Daniel Prziborowski

Daniel F. Prziborowski, a Minnesota stock car racing legend, often found his way to the front of the pack among...

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 07:03 PM

5 Minneapolis girls gone for more than 24 hours are found safe

There were tears, hugs and huge sighs of relief as five Minneapolis girls, ages 11 to 13, were reunited with their families Tuesday night more than 24 hours after they had gone missing.

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 10:39 AM

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

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