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Tim Harlow

Reporter | Traffic and transportation
phone: 612-673-7768
Tim covers traffic and transportation issues in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and likes to get out of the office, even during rush hour.
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Fired after objecting to planned business lunch at Hooters, Prior Lake woman files suit

Fired after objecting to planned business lunch at Hooters, Prior Lake woman files suit

Former boss said he "enjoyed being served by attractive females," the complaint said.
New biometric screening puts MSP security on the fast track

New biometric screening puts MSP security on the fast track

Subscribers to Clear service debuting today will be able to skip long security lines.

Inmate in St. Louis County Jail dies

A man being held in the St. Louis County jail was found dead in his cell Monday. Jack Dale Price, 50, of Ely, Minn., was…

Train hits teen walking on tracks in Waverly

A Litchfield teen was hospitalized in critical condition after being hit by a train Monday night, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Tre Ertl,…
Red Wing comes up short in $500k online contest

Red Wing comes up short in $500k online contest

The city had the lead until the very end, contest officials say
Teacher Jim Alley, the 'Father of Hockey' in Anoka, dies at age 92

Teacher Jim Alley, the 'Father of Hockey' in Anoka, dies at age 92

When Jim Alley arrived in Anoka in the mid-1950s, something was conspicuously missing: youth hockey. Alley had grown up playing the game in the hockey…

Teen killed, four others injured in crash on I-35W in northeast Minneapolis

The vehicle swerved across three lanes of traffic on I-35W.
MnDOT brainstorming ways to decongest I-494, Crosstown

MnDOT brainstorming ways to decongest I-494, Crosstown

For drivers traveling on the Crosstown or Interstate 494 between Eden Prairie and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, rush hour can be a nightmare any day. Throw in a crash or snowstorm and it can instantly turn into gridlock.
Red Wing anxiously awaits results of $500K online contest

Red Wing anxiously awaits results of $500K online contest

After a week of voting, Red Wing became the clubhouse leader Wednesday.
Friday's Twin Cities high of 63 sets record for Feb. 17

Friday's Twin Cities high of 63 sets record for Feb. 17

It is only the fifth time that has happened in February.

Driver killed in crash on Hwy. 371 was Pequot Lakes man

The State Patrol has identified the man killed in a head-on crash Thursday on Hwy. 371 in Sibley Township as Dennis Goff. Goff, 60, of…

Ramp on 35W at Crosstown reopens after crash

A wreck that had the ramp from southbound I-35W to westbound Crosstown closed has reopened, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.A vehicle and trailer overturned…
Record weekend warmth for Twin Cities will make it feel like April

Record weekend warmth for Twin Cities will make it feel like April

"You are like the new California," said a Weather Channel meteorologist.
Niece of slain Maplewood officer sworn in as city's newest cop

Niece of slain Maplewood officer sworn in as city's newest cop

Ashley Bergeron's uncle, Joe, was shot by a carjacking suspect in 2010
Sheriff says no cars on Leech Lake for Eelpout Festival, upsetting organizers

Sheriff says no cars on Leech Lake for Eelpout Festival, upsetting organizers

Sheriff's call draws objection from organizers, who say the ice is safe.
Near-record highs on the way in Minnesota

Near-record highs on the way in Minnesota

Winds gusting between 10 and 15 miles per hour will still leave a chill in the air, but nothing like the arctic air that sent the mercury below zero earlier this week.
Cab company seeks leads after driver robbed at gunpoint in Minneapolis

Cab company seeks leads after driver robbed at gunpoint in Minneapolis

The driver was shaken but unhurt.

Extra police to be at Blaine High Thursday after message found in bathroom

Extra police will be at Blaine High School Thursday after a potentially threatening message was found in a bathroom on Wednesday. School administration notified a…
Forest Lake police K-9 dies in line of duty

Forest Lake police K-9 dies in line of duty

Ranger, a 95-pound German shepherd, suffered cardiac arrest Tuesday night while helping police and the State Patrol with a traffic stop.
Distracted-driving bill aims 'to stop the carnage on our roads today'

Distracted-driving bill aims 'to stop the carnage on our roads today'

Minnesota and other states struggle to rein in inattentive drivers.

1 dead in head-on crash on Hwy. 23 in Foley

For the second time in a week, the State Patrol responded to a fatal head-on crash on Hwy. 23 in Foley.
St. Cloud mall attack on list of terror attacks that White House cited

St. Cloud mall attack on list of terror attacks that White House cited

The list of 78 incidents includes domestic and international attacks.
Lady Gaga coming to Xcel Energy Center in August

Lady Gaga coming to Xcel Energy Center in August

She will perform Aug. 21 as part of the "Joanne" world tour
Police: SUV in fatal Foley crash that killed mom of three was stolen

Police: SUV in fatal Foley crash that killed mom of three was stolen

Grand Rapids police say they are looking for a vehicle of interest
I-94 project through Mpls. promises to be a doozy for motorists

I-94 project through Mpls. promises to be a doozy for motorists

Traffic will share one side of the Lowry Hill Tunnel for three months, and the freeway will be down to two lanes in each direction

2 suspects caught, 2 on the lam following Ham Lake home invasion

Anoka County authorities on Thursday afternoon were still searching for two suspects who broke into a residence in Ham Lake, threatened the homeowners with a…
Mother of 3 killed in head-on crash in central Minnesota

Mother of 3 killed in head-on crash in central Minnesota

A 29-year-old man from Milaca, Minn., was behind the wheel of a vehicle that came across the centerline.
Police seek help in solving break-ins at 3 Osseo district schools

Police seek help in solving break-ins at 3 Osseo district schools

Maple Grove police are asking for help in identifying and catching a man who broke into three schools over the past month. Surveillance images show…
State Patrol identifies Minneapolis man killed in I-94 rollover crash in St. Paul

State Patrol identifies Minneapolis man killed in I-94 rollover crash in St. Paul

The State Patrol has identified a man killed in a rollover crash Saturday on Interstate 94 in St. Paul as Ryan Galegher. Galegher, 31, of…

Pedestrian killed in Burnsville; another in northern Minnesota

The State Patrol is investigating two separate crashes Sunday that killed pedestrians in Burnsville and northern Minnesota. Juan Morales-Castro, 45, was attempting to run across…

Two hurt in Brooklyn Park apartment fire

An early morning fire left five residents of a Brooklyn Park apartment building without a place to live. Flames were seen coming from a building…
Destroyed by fire, Lutheran church in Sacred Heart, Minn., to be rebuilt

Destroyed by fire, Lutheran church in Sacred Heart, Minn., to be rebuilt

Six months ago, a fire destroyed the tiny wooden sanctuary where members of Hawk Creek Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart, Minn., had worshiped for 140…

Crooks steal $97K in merchandise from West St. Paul Foot Locker

Crooks burglarize shop in West St. Paul by breaking in from adjoining site.
Pig found wandering Albert Lea neighborhood headed for foster care

Pig found wandering Albert Lea neighborhood headed for foster care

The grass might not be greener on the other side of the fence, but a pig near Albert Lea, Minn., could not resist the temptation…

Man shot outside Uptown bar; one arrested

A man was shot outside an Uptown neighborhood bar early Thursday, but he’s expected to be okay, police said. Officers were called to the 1400…
Snow grazes Twin Cities, while southern Minn. gets brunt of storm

Snow grazes Twin Cities, while southern Minn. gets brunt of storm

The metro area will miss the brunt of a winter storm that will drop close to a foot of snow across southern Minnesota today, but there will be enough to turn lawns white again and roads slick.
Trooper nearly hit when semi slides off icy highway near Inver Grove Heights

Trooper nearly hit when semi slides off icy highway near Inver Grove Heights

The incident is all too common during winter months; 190 squads have been hit and 53 troopers hurt since 2008
Charges filed for protesters who dropped banner from U.S. Bank Stadium ceiling

Charges filed for protesters who dropped banner from U.S. Bank Stadium ceiling

Both now face disorderly conduct, burglary charges.
Armed robberies at Twin Cities' Starbucks have customers, employees jittery

Armed robberies at Twin Cities' Starbucks have customers, employees jittery

Police say they believe five armed robberies in December and January are related.
Don't be late to MSP; your flight likely won't be — airport ranks 5th

Don't be late to MSP; your flight likely won't be — airport ranks 5th

Nothing may rankle passengers more than a delayed flight, but thankfully, travelers flying out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have a good chance of getting…
Donors chip in $13K to replace 6-year-old's wheelchair

Donors chip in $13K to replace 6-year-old's wheelchair

In two days, $13,700 came in through a GoFundMe campaign to replace the wheelchair that went missing Saturday night
Some Starbucks to open later following early morning robberies

Some Starbucks to open later following early morning robberies

In the past month, gunmen have stormed into at least four Starbucks stores in Minneapolis, Richfield and St. Louis Park just as they opened.
Belle Plaine veterans vow a fight after watchdog group prompts city to remove cross from memorial

Belle Plaine veterans vow a fight after watchdog group prompts city to remove cross from memorial

"I wish it would have stayed," said the treasurer of the veterans club that maintains the city-owned park.
Is it golf or hockey season in Minn.? Today it's both

Is it golf or hockey season in Minn.? Today it's both

A golf course opened its driving range Thursday morning and the pond hockey championship festivities begin on Lake Minnetonka this evening.

Goodhue County deputy injured in Red Wing scuffle

A Goodhue County Sheriff’s Deputy serving civil papers on a man in Red Wing was attacked and injured by that person on Wednesday morning, the…

One dead after vehicle jumps median, hits another car in Plymouth

Drivers of both vehicles, who were belted, had noncritical injuries.
It's slick and slow out there with ice-caked cars, sidewalks

It's slick and slow out there with ice-caked cars, sidewalks

If you parked outside, plan on some serious windshield scraping time. Some school districts have delayed or canceled classes today due to the icy conditions.
SouthWest Transit pioneers with Uber-like public service

SouthWest Transit pioneers with Uber-like public service

With its service called Prime, SouthWest Transit is pioneering Uber-style door-to-door on-demand rides, offering freedom of mobility and schedule flexibility not generally associated with traditional public transportation.

January thaw will bring a 50-degree warm-up next week

A shifting weather pattern will give Minnesota a break from below-zero readings.

Ramsey officer finds 7 children, woman in labor in stolen vehicle

The father of the children was charged with felony auto theft and child neglect.

Apartment fire in Mound leaves one dead

One person died when fire broke out Thursday morning at a Mound apartment building, according to the Minnesota state fire marshal’s office. The victim, whose…

Rum but no gun found after man causes Dakota Co. Government Center lockdown

Hastings High School was also put on lockdown Thursday morning.

6 are injured in explosion at Dodge Center truck manufacturer

Authorities say the blast, which was strong enough to blow out doors and cause extensive damage to the complex, occurred in a "paint room."
Snow emergencies now are in effect in Mpls., St. Paul

Snow emergencies now are in effect in Mpls., St. Paul

As snow has tapered off, roads have remained slick. At 12:30 p.m., MnDOT traffic maps indicated 19 crashes on metro area freeways and highways.

Clearwater man killed after rear-ending stopped semi on snowy I-94

Snowy and icy conditions may have played a role in a rear-end crash Monday that killed a 58-year man on I-94 near St. Cloud, the State Patrol said.
Trespasser hurt by falling ice at Minnehaha Falls

Trespasser hurt by falling ice at Minnehaha Falls

Park police issued at least 140 warnings at Minnehaha Park over the weekend.
Source of Blaine's water failure still unknown; no school today

Source of Blaine's water failure still unknown; no school today

Hundreds of kids Monday off school after the city's water system failed Sunday.
Goodhue Co. K-9 stabbed while chasing suspect who fled from car

Goodhue Co. K-9 stabbed while chasing suspect who fled from car

Suspect stabbed dog with screwdriver, Goodhue County deputy says.

Exposure, drugs factors in deaths of two men

One body found in Friendly Marsh Park; second was in ditch.
Worst winters in the country? You betcha, they're here in Minnesota

Worst winters in the country? You betcha, they're here in Minnesota

The website Thrillist chided the state for its below-zero temperatures and copious snow falls, and even had the audacity to dis ice fishing. Just to rub it in, the site pointed out the abysmal performances of our sports teams.
Although high, traffic fatalities on Minnesota roads remain flat in 2016

Although high, traffic fatalities on Minnesota roads remain flat in 2016

Drunken, distracted drivers remain a serious hazard on the road, officials say.

1 dead, 1 critically injured after car is broadsided by semi in Mille Lacs Co.

A broadside crash on a central Minnesota highway Wednesday has left a man from St. Cloud dead, the State Patrol said. Leodis Gary, 59, was…
Layer up: Arctic air to hang around the rest of the week

Layer up: Arctic air to hang around the rest of the week

Highs in the metro will struggle to get above zero on Thursday.
Hwy. 169 drivers, take note: Nine Mile Creek bridge closing til fall

Hwy. 169 drivers, take note: Nine Mile Creek bridge closing til fall

Any time the Minnesota Department of Transportation begins a construction project, it warns drivers to “Know Your Route.” Next week, when a major bridge and…
The Limited is closing all five Twin Cities stores next week

The Limited is closing all five Twin Cities stores next week

The stores in Mall of America, Rosedale, Ridgedale, Southdale and Premium Outlets in Eagan are all closing as the retailer appears headed for bankruptcy.
After theft, New Hope nonprofit gets new wheels for minivan

After theft, New Hope nonprofit gets new wheels for minivan

In this season of giving, a New Hope nonprofit got a gift from a local tire shop, which stepped up to replace the wheels that…

Robbinsdale man charged in man's heroin death

The death occurred Oct. 22 in Fridley.

Edina police tell residents calls from deputy U.S. marshal is a hoax

Police in Edina say somebody is posing as a deputy U.S. marshal and telling people they face arrest and to turn themselves in. Police believe…
Early morning shooting near Gay 90s leaves two injured

Early morning shooting near Gay 90s leaves two injured

Man and woman were taken to HCMC after 2 a.m. incident.
Like the winds, flight delays die down at MSP

Like the winds, flight delays die down at MSP

Travel restrictions were lifted in the Dakotas after blizzards shut highways.
This video shows why you should stay in your vehicle after a crash

This video shows why you should stay in your vehicle after a crash

Two men narrowly escaped injury while standing on the side of I-94 in downtown St. Paul.

New London man killed in broadside crash

The crash occurred Monday at an intersection in Scott County.
Offer to thieves: Return stolen wheels in exchange for jacks you left

Offer to thieves: Return stolen wheels in exchange for jacks you left

Thieves who carried out a sophisticated and calculated robbery by lifting a minivan belonging to a New Hope nonprofit off the ground and stealing all four wheels missed an important step.
Flight delays diminish, but MSP still down to one runway

Flight delays diminish, but MSP still down to one runway

The National Weather Service says winds will gust over 60 mph in southwestern Minnesota, and no travel is advised in far northwestern Minnesota. MSP is also experiencing significant delays.
Storm delivers 6" to Twin Cities; now comes the extreme cold

Storm delivers 6" to Twin Cities; now comes the extreme cold

Snow emergencies have been declared in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Both cities had about 6 inches of snow by 6 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. St. Cloud had 3.3 inches.
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