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

Slain Cold Spring officer's partner leaves job

Greg Reiter's actions after the shooting of officer Thomas Decker had come under scrutiny. He did not say why he quit.

Updated: January 31, 2013, - 07:12 AM

Obituary: Trying to save a life, Eric Dietz lost his own

Eric Dietz didn't let anything stop him.

Updated: January 24, 2013, - 11:04 PM

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Babbitt, Minn., checks in with state low at -29

The coldest weather to hit the Twin Cities in four years is slapping Minnesotans with a reminder of what a real winter is like.

Updated: January 21, 2013, - 11:29 PM

Felony charge is filed against Rochester man who shot granddaughter

A Rochester man who accidentally shot his 16-year-old granddaughter after mistaking her for an intruder was charged Thursday with a felony.

Updated: January 18, 2013, - 08:59 AM

Cabela's to add 4th Minnesota store in Woodbury; it will open in 2014

The Woodbury store will employ up to 185 full- and part-time employees, the company said. Construction will start in the fall.

Updated: January 15, 2013, - 11:22 PM

Cold truth about hats, body heat

Remember that adage about losing 70 percent of your body heat through your head? Well, you need to watch prof's video.

Updated: January 15, 2013, - 06:58 AM

After 19 years, Indiana mother finds her son in Long Prairie

Richard Wayne Landers Jr. was 5 years old when he was abducted by his paternal grandparents during a custody dispute. Landers is married and expecting his first child.

Updated: January 12, 2013, - 06:45 AM

A deluge from below: Burst water main floods downtown Mpls.

A major water main break in downtown Minneapolis flooded streets and cut off water to a substantial swath of the city just before rush hour Thursday afternoon, forcing workers in businesses left without plumbing to head home early, snarling traffic and disrupting nightlife.

Updated: January 04, 2013, - 08:36 PM

Worst of Central Corridor light-rail work to end soon

University Avenue businesses hope for the best as disruptive construction wraps up and the project moves to its finishing phase.

Updated: December 13, 2012, - 10:01 AM

Ice pack gives lots of Twin Cities drivers headaches

Sunday's snow turned to an icy washboard on Twin Cities roads, making the week's commutes harrowing and painfully slow.

Updated: December 12, 2012, - 12:09 PM

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