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

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

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

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