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

April 9: Search for St. Louis Park dad, son called off

The emotionally wrenching decision for the family and search teams was made Wednesday because rescue workers have found no sign of Damian McManus, 51, of St. Louis Park, and his 18-year-old son, Evan, who haven’t been heard from since last Wednesday.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 11:19 PM

Colorado mountain search for St. Louis Park dad, son grows

About 50 people from seven Colorado search and rescue teams fanned through the wilderness on skis, snowshoes and snowmobiles in search of Damian and Evan McManus, who haven’t been heard from since last Wednesday.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 06:00 AM

April 8: No sign of St. Louis Park dad, son

Damian McManus and St. Louis Park High School senior Evan McManus have not been heard from since Wednesday. The two were off together for spring break hiking at Echo Lake, about 2 hours west of Denver.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 10:34 AM

Snow reaches 7.3" in Minneapolis; 11.3" in Hutchinson; still falling

The volume of snow as well as below-freezing temperatures and heavy wind gusts means motorists will encounter slick roadways, clogged traffic and visibility issues.

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 07:56 AM

Welfare fraud suspects won’t fight extradition to Minnesota

A wealthy couple who lived the high life while reportedly collecting welfare benefits have agreed to return to Minnesota to...

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 06:39 AM

Latest snow forecast calls for 6-14" Thursday night into Friday

Come Friday, you just might want to pull the blankets back up over your head and stay in bed.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 05:57 PM

Neighbors heard blasts before St. Louis Park house fire

CenterPoint Energy found no gas leaks and investigators do not yet know the cause of the fire.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 05:24 AM

Two Minneapolis police officers hurt when squad car and SUV collide

The officers were taken to North Memorial Medical Center, where they were treated for minor injuries.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 11:56 PM

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

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