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

Sheriff investigating two dead in Pine Island

The Sheriff’s Office is expected to release more information at a briefing at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 08:49 AM

Hussein Samatar, 45: Somali immigrant elected to dream big

The first Somali immigrant elected to office in Minnesota, he made a difference on the Minneapolis school board, library board and among small businesses.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 10:02 AM

Charles Foley, 82: Inventor put a twist into playing games

He spent a lifetime inventing and creating. But it was the Twister game that brought him the most fame.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 09:41 AM

Ex-priest suspended from sex education work for Wright County

Wright County takes action after sexual abuse allegations disclosed.

Updated: December 23, 2013, - 09:37 PM

Robber demands laptop from University of Minnesota student

The incident pushes the total number of robberies to 27 this fall with all but four occurring off campus.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 12:33 PM

88-year-old man dies after being pulled from Golden Valley pool

An 88-year-old man died Thursday afternoon after he was pulled from an indoor pool at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute...

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 11:26 PM

It’s beginning to look a lot like … Minnesota in late December

By the time the storm draws to a close on Wednesday, the north metro could be covered in 6 to 9 inches of snow; the south metro 2 to 4 inches.

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 11:00 AM

Minnesota gets a taste of winter: snow, cold, traffic jams

A winter storm system will drop a total of 2 to 6 inches of snow by Thursday morning. The freeze will begin with Arctic air sending temperatures below zero by Friday.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 05:33 AM

Gunman prompts U of M students to seek shelter

University of Minnesota police said an armed man tried to rob a student in Anderson Hall Monday afternoon before fleeing into the tunnel system between buildings.

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 02:32 PM

Southern Minnesota police chief faces sexual assault charges

The police chief in a small southern Minnesota town has been charged with criminal sexual conduct.Jason Wyatt Mindrup, who has...

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 11:22 PM

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