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

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

May 13: 'Miracle baby' survives 11-story plunge

Boy seriously injured in fall at Cedar-Riverside towers.

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 10:24 AM

Severe spring storms whip through Minnesota

Problems were especially pronounced in the south with reports of a tornado, torrential rains, spurts of hail and high winds that blew down trees and snapped power poles.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 05:50 AM

Forest Lake man arrested, accused of hiding Bosnian war crimes

A Forest Lake man was arrested Wednesday after being indicted on immigration fraud charges for hiding war crimes he reportedly...

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 08:21 AM

Clarence "Pete” Mondale, brother of former vice president, dies at 87

Clarence C. “Pete” Mondale, brother of former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, died May 2 in his Washington, D. C.,...

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 07:48 PM

New Brighton neighbors' feud erupts in gunfire; 1 dead

A neighborhood dispute in New Brighton erupted in gunfire Monday night, leaving one man dead, a woman wounded and another...

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 07:01 AM

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