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

Obituary: Hospital visionary Carl Platou transformed Fairview

Even after retirement, he was one of the most influential people in Minnesota medicine.

Updated: May 31, 2012, - 04:47 PM

'Pathetic' thieves take Minnesota vets' markers

Bronze stars have been stolen from hundreds of grave sites.

Updated: May 29, 2012, - 10:08 PM

Obituary: Salesman Jack Culley made sailing a way of life

Jack R. Culley took a passion for sailing and turned it into a business that eventually transformed thousands of landlubbers into sailors.

Updated: May 29, 2012, - 08:16 PM

May rainfall near or past record

But heavy showers and severe weather should disappear for a sunny Memorial Day in the Twin Cities.

Updated: May 28, 2012, - 09:05 AM

Stolen cemetery vases found in Minneapolis park

Nine plastic bins in the Camden boat launch parking lot were filled with the bronze vases taken recently from area cemeteries.

Updated: May 25, 2012, - 11:36 PM

Thieves target burial grounds

Bronze flower vases are being snatched from cemeteries for their copper content.

Updated: May 23, 2012, - 10:07 PM

Ely beats back a wildfire that crept to edge of town

The fire, sparked by a downed power line, threatened the northern tourist town, prompting a hurried evacuation.

Updated: May 18, 2012, - 08:28 AM

2 dead in triple shooting in St. Anthony

"All the signs are leading" to a conclusion that it was a murder-suicide involving a husband and wife, said Police Chief John Ohl.

Updated: May 14, 2012, - 11:47 PM

Vikes games may bring $3M a year to U of M

The University of Minnesota could get a $3 million annual bump for allowing the Minnesota Vikings to play at TCF Bank Stadium while their new home is being built.

Updated: May 11, 2012, - 12:05 AM

Obituary: John "Jack" Mooney served up food, Irish charm

For more than 40 years, John "Jack" D. Mooney, served up fried chicken, his special "jo-jo" potatoes and a side of one-liners that often had people lined up on Penn Avenue N. as they waited for a table inside the small pub on Minneapolis' North Side known as Mooney's.

Updated: May 07, 2012, - 10:01 PM

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