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

Police kill wanted Missouri man after he fatally stabs St. Paul K-9

When police went to serve a warrant, the suspect -- a 32-year-old Missouri man wanted on a first-degree criminal sexual conduct warrant -- attacked.

Updated: February 15, 2013, - 03:47 PM

Boy killed, 2 wounded in apparently random shooting in Oakdale

Motorists and walkers scattered in terror Monday night as a gunman fired two bursts of bullets at passing vehicles near Rainbow Foods. The 33-year-old gunman was in police custody.

Updated: February 12, 2013, - 06:08 AM

St. Thomas trustees may name a woman lay scholar as president

The university's Board of Trustees, meeting Thursday, may break with tradition and name a woman as president.

Updated: February 11, 2013, - 10:52 PM

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

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