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

Ebola kills Coon Rapids father working in Liberia

Husband and father was due to return from Liberia in August.

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 11:09 AM

St. Paul man saves mom, 7-month old girl from burning duplex

St. Paul Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard said the cause of the fire is arson and is being investigated. He credits Richard Johann and a police officer with saving the lives of the woman and 7-month-old girl. No one else was in the duplex.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 02:11 PM

Nine BWCA campers rescued following late-night storms

At least nine people were evacuated by emergency crews Monday night as others in canoes, planes and a helicopter scoured the BWCA for others who might have been hurt in the storm.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 05:35 AM

Shorewood woman admits killing boyfriend, stuffing body in freezer

A Shorewood woman stopped her murder trial Monday by pleading guilty to killing her boyfriend and stuffing him in a...

Updated: July 21, 2014, - 10:19 PM

Mayo links a protein to Alzheimer’s, opening door to new research

A major discovery by a group of Mayo Clinic researchers may bring scientists closer to predicting and treating Alzheimer’s disease,...

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 10:42 AM

Minnesota looking for doctor to help oversee medical marijuana program

The state is looking for a doctor who can provide medical and research expertise for Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program.The...

Updated: July 14, 2014, - 09:14 PM

Obituary: For Conrad J. Hoigaard, life was an adventure

Minnesota winters always were a bit of a drag on sales for the tent and awning business that Conrad Hoigaard’s...

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 09:53 PM

Minnesotans visiting Israel find themselves 'in eye of storm'

Sirens went off as St. Paul Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker talked with the family of a young Palestinian killed by Jewish extremists.

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 11:06 PM

Minnesota waters getting back to normal — sort of

Fresh off a new storm that dumped at least another half-inch of rain in parts of the Twin Cities area...

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 12:16 PM

Duluth mayor takes to Facebook: To run or not to run

Saying he’d rather step aside too soon than too late, Mayor Don Ness took his feelings to Facebook.

Updated: July 04, 2014, - 08:02 PM

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