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

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

Winter drops in to snarl Minnesota traffic, delight skiers, snowmobilers

Two deaths were attributed to storm, which led to hundreds of crashes and towed cars and quite a few happy outdoor enthusiasts.

Updated: December 10, 2012, - 11:13 PM

Officer killed in Cold Spring; suspect in custody

Stearns County authorities said the officer was shot while he was trying to do a welfare check at an apartment Thursday night.

Updated: November 30, 2012, - 08:07 AM

Traveling for Thanksgiving holiday? Join the crowd

43.6 million are expected to hit roads, airports today.

Updated: November 21, 2012, - 11:05 AM

Bomb kills New Prague Marine in Afghanistan

Dale Means was killed Sunday while manning his truck's machine gun. He was 23.

Updated: November 19, 2012, - 11:38 PM

Waseca assistant football coach killed in crash

Fred Statz had been a defensive lineman at Minnesota State University in Mankato.

Updated: November 14, 2012, - 06:28 AM

119 wolves killed so far in Minnesota's first hunt

First season ends Sunday; second one runs Nov. 24-Jan. 31.

Updated: November 13, 2012, - 12:11 AM

Tattoo on Facebook aimed at cop lands gang member in jail

Cop saw it as a threat from gang figure; ACLU disagrees.

Updated: November 09, 2012, - 12:01 AM

Minnesota, as usual, backs Democrat for president

Romney made a late bid in Minnesota. U professor finds it a mystery why he didn't make earlier effort to compete.

Updated: November 07, 2012, - 12:28 AM

Obituary: DeVee Thiele had a love for books, students and life

As a head librarian for more than three decades at Hopkins North Junior High School, DeVee Thiele shared her love of books with the students who came through the doors. And when the school day ended, she shared her love of tennis, coaching junior high students who wanted to learn the game and get better.

Updated: October 24, 2012, - 06:41 PM

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