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

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

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

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