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

Obituary: Charlotte Striebel, professor and feminist

Charlotte Striebel ­picketed, testified and fought for women’s equality over more than two decades.But it was her expertise with numbers...

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 05:52 PM

Contagious virus infecting Minnesota horses

Three confirmed cases of the virus have occurred in Minnesota, but a more dreaded strain of the virus has not...

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 09:03 PM

Winter drags its cold, snowy feet across Minnesota

Minnesotans dug themselves out from another storm, dumping more than 9 inches of snow in Collegeville, 7 inches in St. Cloud and anywhere from 1 to 4 inches in the metro area before the Wednesday morning commute.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 03:43 AM

Minneapolis woman charged with killing man found dead in snowbank

A 28-year-old Minneapolis woman was charged Monday with shooting a man to death on a south Minneapolis street earlier this...

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 09:31 PM

South Minneapolis gas leak shuts Hiawatha Avenue for hours

ADM Milling employees reported smelling gas in a grain elevator and immediately evacuated the building. Crews from CenterPoint Energy are expected to work through the night to repair the leak.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 11:21 PM

Twin Cities drivers spent equivalent of a day in congestion last year

Traffic went up 17 percent in 2013. That means many metro-area motorists wasted 24.5 hours — four more hours than the year before — sitting behind the wheel in congested traffic.

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 05:47 AM

Man's frozen body found in Faribault

The frozen body of a 23-year-old man was found Tuesday in a field in Faribault.A person who works nearby found...

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 09:27 PM

6-year-old girl is found dead in subzero cold outside Bemidji apartment

A 6-year-old girl was found dead near her Bemidji apartment early Thursday morning when the temperature was 27 below with...

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 11:15 PM

Feb. 27: Middle school student pulled from school pool

A 12-year-old boy who had been swimming at St. Louis Park Middle School during a physical education class Thursday morning...

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 08:50 PM

March will begin with another polar plunge

Winds topping 40 miles per hour are forecast for the metro area, just in time for the evening commute.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 09:19 PM

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