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

More rain puts more of Minnesota underwater

A state park dam structure gave way, cattle took advantage of downed fences and many homes had feet of water in their basements.

Updated: June 17, 2014, - 06:26 AM

Obituary: Kate Dooley, devoted single mother taught lessons of strength to 3 daughters

When Kathleen Kilian Dooley was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, she wrote her obituary.“I really didn’t want to read...

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 06:54 PM

Underdog who toppled Cantor has Minnesota ties

While Dave Brat made national headlines in a shocking political upset, his father back in Minnesota spent Wednesday fielding phone...

Updated: June 12, 2014, - 03:12 AM

Two motorcyclists die in separate Twin Cities crashes

Two motorcyclists were killed Thursday in separate accidents on Twin Cities interstate highways.The Minnesota State Patrol was on the scene...

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 06:20 AM

Child hit by school bus in Wright County

The Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol are investigating.

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 05:27 PM

Motorcyclist killed in Minneapolis; two others injured

A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday night after he was struck by a car in north Minneapolis.The man, who hasn’t been...

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 09:39 PM

Deputy chasing car in Vadnais Heights hits building; fire erupts

Deputy apparently uninjured after failed pursuit.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 06:22 AM

Obituary: Holocaust survivor Ruth “Margot” DeWilde taught strength and forgiveness

Hitler wanted to reduce Ruth “Margot” DeWilde to a number: 47574.She resisted.With the freshly tattooed identification inked into her left...

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 05:51 PM

May 15: Bones, possibly human, found in Lakeville park

Police said the bones appear to have been in the park for some time.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 05:08 PM

May 14: Baby's 11-story fall prompts call for action

While 15-month-old Musa Dayib lay in a hospital bed recovering from an 11-story fall from the family’s apartment balcony, a Minneapolis community united to help the boy’s devastated family.

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 11:35 AM

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