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.

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July 24: Lynn Rogers files suit against Minnesota DNR

Rogers filed suit in Ramsey County District Court, saying the DNR based its decision on “factually inaccurate” information and shouldn’t be allowed to deny, revoke or modify his permit.

Updated: July 23, 2013, - 11:20 PM

Rosalie Wahl, first female member of Minnesota Supreme Court, dies

Appointed in 1977 by Gov. Rudy Perpich, Wahl served for 17 years on the court.

Updated: July 22, 2013, - 11:54 PM

July 18, 2013: Body of missing boy found in car trunk

Isaiah Theis, last seen about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday while playing with his brother, was found dead shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday by a law enforcement officer in Polk County.

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 08:15 AM

Hot and sticky simmers the Twin Cities, much of Minnesota

Sweat glands will be getting a workout, with temperatures through Thursday expected to easily top 90 degrees.

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 09:36 PM

Ailing 7-year-old girl at center of state Supreme Court ruling dies

Jocelyn Dickhoff was “a spunky little girl” who had a comment for almost everything.

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 10:34 AM

Raw milk sold on a Cambridge-area farm sickens at least six people

At least six people got sick after drinking raw milk from a Cambridge area farm, prompting Minnesota health officials to...

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 12:23 AM

Blaine approves plan for Islamic school

Residents cited traffic concerns, but city officials said a fear of having Muslims in the community also fueled opposition.

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 02:43 PM

Gun owners target Twin Cities block fair for coming-out party

Advocates are encouraging gun owners to bring their weapons to Open Streets family-oriented events in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Updated: June 19, 2013, - 02:01 PM

Minnetonka couple's dream canoe trip turns to nightmare

Plunged into the frigid waters of Basswood River in Quetico Provincial Park in northwestern Ontario on Sunday, Elaine Barber thought, "I have to make it." Her husband, Dick, didn't.

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 01:31 PM

U research unlocks mind's power to move world

Using brain waves to move objects could liberate paralyzed people.

Updated: June 06, 2013, - 05:28 AM

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