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

Fire destroys SidCo 4x4 in Glencoe

A fire Monday evening destroyed an automotive business in Glencoe, about 30 miles west of Chaska.McLeod County Sheriff officials were...

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 09:14 AM

Northstar train hits, kills man walking on tracks near Elk River

Sherburne County Sheriff officials said the railroad arms controlling the intersection were in the lowered position.

Updated: January 20, 2014, - 08:39 PM

Jan. 14: U student drowns trying to retrieve phone

Ken Hoang, 26, of St. Paul died at Northwestern Hospital and a 21-year-old Minnesota woman is presumed dead. A 23-year-old man, also from Minnesota, was pulled from the water and is hospitalized in critical condition.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 02:28 PM

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

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