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

In Feldenkrais, simple movements ease muscle pain

There’s no pumping iron, no stretching, no sweat-inducing aerobics in this technique that focuses on body coordination to get rid of pain.

Updated: February 02, 2013, - 08:38 AM

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

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