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

Road salt supplies running thin in U.S., but not so much in Minnesota

Minnesota transportation officials expect to have enough salt to make it through the winter – unless winter throws a curve...

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 10:28 PM

Search continues for missing Shakopee angler on Minnesota River

The search is expected to continue Friday for a Shakopee man who reportedly went fishing Wednesday on the Minnesota River.Emergency...

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 08:38 PM

Fire destroys SidCo 4x4 in Glencoe

A fire Monday evening destroyed an automotive business in Glencoe, about 30 miles west of Chaska.McLeod County Sheriff officials were...

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 09:14 AM

Northstar train hits, kills man walking on tracks near Elk River

Sherburne County Sheriff officials said the railroad arms controlling the intersection were in the lowered position.

Updated: January 20, 2014, - 08:39 PM

Jan. 14: U student drowns trying to retrieve phone

Ken Hoang, 26, of St. Paul died at Northwestern Hospital and a 21-year-old Minnesota woman is presumed dead. A 23-year-old man, also from Minnesota, was pulled from the water and is hospitalized in critical condition.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 02:28 PM

Woodbury man jailed in UAE for video spoof returns home

Shezanne “Shez” Cassim, a U.S. citizen and University of Minnesota graduate, was jailed in the United Arab Emirates for for nine months.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 10:51 PM

Teen arrested in theft of Mark Andrew's iPhone

Andrew, a former Hennepin County commissioner, was in a mall coffee shop when a boy stole his iPhone.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 11:43 PM

Wisconsin woman pulled from her burning house dies

A 68-year-old Wisconsin woman died after rescuers pulled her from her burning home in the village of Roberts.Roberts police officer...

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 11:35 PM

Duluth college student loses parts of her feet to frostbite

Alyssa Jo Lommel was found on a porch outside her neighbor’s house on a night temperatures dropped to 17 degrees below zero.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 11:54 PM

Enjoy the thaw before the next freeze

A slow thaw is returning Minnesota to normal, but don’t stash those warm layers too far away: Lower-than-normal temperatures likely...

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 09:56 PM

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