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

Road work to close stretches of I-394 in June, July

A 3-mile stretch of I-394 between Hwy. 100 and I-94 in Minneapolis will be resurfaced along with the frontage roads on both sides of the highway.

Updated: February 25, 2015, - 08:38 PM

Woman critically injured in Blaine house fire; family of 12 on the move

A fire Tuesday evening destroyed a house in Blaine, left a woman in critical condition and uprooted a family of...

Updated: February 25, 2015, - 06:03 AM

Obituary: Rosie Iverson taught thousands the art of a good golf swing

She was named one of the top 50 golf instructors in the country by Golf for Women magazine and was twice named LPGA’s Midwest Teacher of the Year.

Updated: February 24, 2015, - 12:48 AM

Minneapolis police investigate three sexual assaults near University of Minnesota

Minneapolis police are investigating three sexual assaults that occurred earlier this week near the University of Minnesota campus.The separate assaults...

Updated: February 18, 2015, - 08:16 PM

Media reporter, former Twin Cities editor David Carr dies

The New York Times media columnist had deep Minnesota roots, and his memoir "The Night of the Gun," largely takes place here. He was 58.

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 03:08 PM

General Mills accused of age discrimination in lawsuit

More than a dozen former General Mills Inc. employees are suing the company claiming age discrimination after they were laid...

Updated: February 12, 2015, - 09:05 PM

Forest Lake ski team OK after car crash in Cloquet en route to state meet

No one riding in the team’s vehicle, a Chevy Suburban, was injured, but a passenger in the other car, a Toyota Camry, was killed.

Updated: February 11, 2015, - 01:15 AM

Duluth pilot recalls 2003 Iraq desert flight with Brian Williams

Allan Kelly, Army pilot and Duluth father of four, knows exactly what happened aboard the Chinook helicopter carrying Brian Williams over the Iraq desert in 2003. But Kelly won’t join the fray lambasting Williams.

Updated: February 10, 2015, - 10:28 AM

Minnesota stops taking TurboTax returns due to possible fraud

Minnesota officials made the urgent move late Thursday after two taxpayers reported that they had logged into Intuit’s TurboTax but were advised a return had already been filed. Intuit said Friday that it has stopped processing state tax returns nationwide.

Updated: February 06, 2015, - 02:08 PM

Man gets 40 years in prison for role in Minneapolis murder plot

A 21-year-old Chicago man who took part in a murder conspiracy was sentenced this week to 40 years in prison...

Updated: February 05, 2015, - 08:48 PM

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