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

Charles Foley, 82: Inventor put a twist into playing games

He spent a lifetime inventing and creating. But it was the Twister game that brought him the most fame.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 09:41 AM

Ex-priest suspended from sex education work for Wright County

Wright County takes action after sexual abuse allegations disclosed.

Updated: December 23, 2013, - 09:37 PM

Robber demands laptop from University of Minnesota student

The incident pushes the total number of robberies to 27 this fall with all but four occurring off campus.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 12:33 PM

88-year-old man dies after being pulled from Golden Valley pool

An 88-year-old man died Thursday afternoon after he was pulled from an indoor pool at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute...

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 11:26 PM

It’s beginning to look a lot like … Minnesota in late December

By the time the storm draws to a close on Wednesday, the north metro could be covered in 6 to 9 inches of snow; the south metro 2 to 4 inches.

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 11:00 AM

Minnesota gets a taste of winter: snow, cold, traffic jams

A winter storm system will drop a total of 2 to 6 inches of snow by Thursday morning. The freeze will begin with Arctic air sending temperatures below zero by Friday.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 05:33 AM

Gunman prompts U of M students to seek shelter

University of Minnesota police said an armed man tried to rob a student in Anderson Hall Monday afternoon before fleeing into the tunnel system between buildings.

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 02:32 PM

Southern Minnesota police chief faces sexual assault charges

The police chief in a small southern Minnesota town has been charged with criminal sexual conduct.Jason Wyatt Mindrup, who has...

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 11:22 PM

Obituary: Minnesota stock car racing legend Daniel Prziborowski

Daniel F. Prziborowski, a Minnesota stock car racing legend, often found his way to the front of the pack among...

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 07:03 PM

5 Minneapolis girls gone for more than 24 hours are found safe

There were tears, hugs and huge sighs of relief as five Minneapolis girls, ages 11 to 13, were reunited with their families Tuesday night more than 24 hours after they had gone missing.

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 10:39 AM

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