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

Juvenile arrests in Minnesota fall to fewest since early ’80s

They had jumped 150 percent from 1980 to 1998 before downturn detailed in a new report. Officials credited a focus...

Updated: September 19, 2013, - 09:28 PM

Crashes kill 8 in a deadly weekend on Minnesota roads

At least eight people were killed over the weekend in crashes on Minnesota roads, making it among the deadliest weekends...

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 09:37 PM

2-month-old baby in Minneapolis hit by stray bullet

A 2-month-old boy, struck by a stray bullet and critically injured Thursday night, is the latest in a string of...

Updated: September 06, 2013, - 11:19 AM

Minneapolis residents beat the odds, defeat a noise wall

Marcy-Holmes residents feared the freeway structure would further divide their community.

Updated: September 02, 2013, - 09:15 PM

Monticello woman fleeing abuse appeals her DWI case

The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear the case of a Monticello woman whose driver’s license was revoked after she drove...

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 12:39 AM

Three shot -- including 14-month-old girl -- in north Minneapolis

The early-evening shootings of a 14-month-old girl, a teenager and a pregnant woman stoked anger about injuries to someone so young. All three were being treated at nearby hospitals for injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 09:53 AM

Damaged bridge closes I-35W lanes at Hwy. 13 in Burnsville

Repairs to damage likely caused by truck hitting bridge should be finished Friday afternoon.

Updated: August 19, 2013, - 09:53 PM

July 30: Slain grandma "was always thinking of others”

Police found Lila Warwick, 79, dead in her home Monday and are searching for her killer and a motive.

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 09:48 PM

Two motorcyclists die, increasing July death toll to 18

State may outpace last year’s increase in overall road fatalities.

Updated: July 29, 2013, - 11:09 PM

July 24: Lynn Rogers files suit against Minnesota DNR

Rogers filed suit in Ramsey County District Court, saying the DNR based its decision on “factually inaccurate” information and shouldn’t be allowed to deny, revoke or modify his permit.

Updated: July 23, 2013, - 11:20 PM

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