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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.
Recent content from Tim Harlow

12-year-old seriously hurt when hit by car in Elk River

The boy is being treated at Hennepin County Medical Center
After 9 months of detours, Hwy. 169 in Edina is set to reopen

After 9 months of detours, Hwy. 169 in Edina is set to reopen

More than 90,000 motorists a day have been on detour as MnDOT replaced an old bridge with a 3,000-foot causeway that passes over marshland.

Motorcyclist killed in Eden Prairie crash was father of 3

A motorcyclist killed in a crash Saturday in Eden Prairie has been identified as Tyrone Demitrius Alexander Ellis. Ellis, 28, of Bloomington, died of multiple…

Pursuit on I-94 in St. Paul ends with driver shooting himself to death

The freeway was closed for about 3 hours after the incident on eastbound I-94 at John Ireland Boulevard.

Man shot at south Minneapolis bus stop is identified

Police say a long-simmering feud between two men is to blame for a fatal shooting at a busy south Minneapolis intersection last week.

Smooth on opening day of Franklin Avenue bridge closure

Traffic flowed smoothly on Day 1 of what might be an eight-month closure.
Teen found dead in NDSU dorm was Burnsville High senior

Teen found dead in NDSU dorm was Burnsville High senior

17-year-old was on campus visiting friends.

7-year-old struck by hit-and-run driver in St. Paul

The girl was taken to the hospital with a broken leg, police said. A search for the driver continues.
Minneapolis leaders push to end traffic-related deaths in 10 years

Minneapolis leaders push to end traffic-related deaths in 10 years

Vision Zero seeks to make roads safer for bicyclists, automobiles, pedestrians.

Man found fatally shot in Minneapolis' Seven Corners area

No arrests have been made in the city's 25th homicide this year.
Lyft driver unwittingly becomes getaway driver for bank scammers in Eagan

Lyft driver unwittingly becomes getaway driver for bank scammers in Eagan

Two men were arrested in Eagan after a bank clerk became suspicious
Charcoal grill on balcony causes fire in Mpls. apartment building

Charcoal grill on balcony causes fire in Mpls. apartment building

Nobody was seriously hurt in the three-alarm fire that was brought under control in about 75 minutes, said Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Tyner.
Charges say Hopkins homicide suspect used ax to kill his victim

Charges say Hopkins homicide suspect used ax to kill his victim

Mitchell Hoogenakker was charged with second-degree murder in the killing of John Gallagher, Jr.
Police seek suspects in five armed robberies of metro area hotels

Police seek suspects in five armed robberies of metro area hotels

Bandits have displayed a gun or implied they had one during the overnight heists.
In search for missing pregnant woman, Fargo police find infant; 2 jailed

In search for missing pregnant woman, Fargo police find infant; 2 jailed

Two suspects who lived in the unit where the missing woman's baby was found were arrested in connection with her disappearance, said Fargo Police Chief David Todd.
Ax was used to force way into Hopkins slaying victim's home

Ax was used to force way into Hopkins slaying victim's home

Police say the 67-year-old victim was granted a restraining order against the suspect in July.
Frank Wright, 'All-Everything' at Carleton College, dies at age 91

Frank Wright, 'All-Everything' at Carleton College, dies at age 91

"If there is one person responsible for how strong Carleton is today, it's Frank Wright," former Carleton President Stephen Lewis said of the longtime vice president and treasurer.
Minnesotans win more than $2.8 million in Powerball drawing

Minnesotans win more than $2.8 million in Powerball drawing

The last grand prize winner from the state was in 2013.
$500,000 bonus could get Hwy. 169 bridge in Edina open sooner

$500,000 bonus could get Hwy. 169 bridge in Edina open sooner

The new causeway over the Nine Mile Creek could be open to traffic by late September.
One winning Powerball ticket for $758.7M sold in Massachusetts

One winning Powerball ticket for $758.7M sold in Massachusetts

Someone in Minnesota won $1 million as well when these numbers were drawn Wednesday night: 6, 7, 16, 23, 26 and the Powerball of 4.
3-story Mpls. apartment building evacuated after brick facade falls

3-story Mpls. apartment building evacuated after brick facade falls

The Elliot Park building is owned by Stephen Frenz, an apartment owner who faces revocation of all his rental licenses.

Woman dead after motorcycle fleeing police crashes in Beltrami County

The 32-year-old woman was a passenger. The motorcycle's driver was critically hurt.

Survey: Leech Lake Tribal College ranks best two-year school in nation

Minnesota Community College system came in at No. 8.

Pickup passenger killed in crash with semi near Sleepy Eye

Roads were wet at the time of the crash on Hwy. 4 on Monday afternoon.
New 3rd Street lane could speed exit for Vikings fans

New 3rd Street lane could speed exit for Vikings fans

It will be a "contraflow" lane, which allows traffic to go the opposite direction on otherwise one-way streets.
Minnesota weather clouds chances of seeing solar eclipse

Minnesota weather clouds chances of seeing solar eclipse

If you're hoping to view the eclipse locally, you might have to take a rain check — in 2024.
To catch a drunk: A State Patrol trooper watches for telltale signs

To catch a drunk: A State Patrol trooper watches for telltale signs

Over the next two weeks 300 agencies will roll in a two-week campaign against DWI.
Four-year rebuild of I-35W starting Monday 'will be tough' on drivers

Four-year rebuild of I-35W starting Monday 'will be tough' on drivers

Headaches and gridlock loom as a four-year rebuild is set to begin on Monday.
Uptown Diner fires 2 workers shown wearing Nazi uniforms

Uptown Diner fires 2 workers shown wearing Nazi uniforms

A Minneapolis restaurant has fired two employees who appeared in photos wearing Nazi apparel, an announcement on the restaurant's Facebook page said.

Suspect in Woodbury gun theft surrenders when mother intervenes

Kevron Bivens holed up in a Lake Elmo mobile home park after he allegedly stole a gun from a Cabela's store

Motorcyclist killed in chain-reaction crash in Sibley County

One person was injured in the three-vehicle wreck on Hwy. 19 in Gaylord

Man arrested after gun theft in Woodbury, standoff with police

The man dressed as a woman to evade capture; he had stolen a gun from Cabela's, officials said.

Hearing police call about Duluth drowning, man runs to river, saves victim

Hearing sirens, the man went outside and quickly scrambled into action.

At least it wasn't a total nightmare: First day of I-394 ramp closure mostly went ... OK

First day of I-394 ramp closure caused brief gridlock, but overall traffic moved well, officials said.

2 swimmers die despite rescue effort at Duluth's Park Point

A 10-year-old girl and her father "disappeared in the waves" of Lake Superior just before 4:30 p.m., and family members did not see them surface.
I-394 ramp to eastbound I-94 will close for two weeks

I-394 ramp to eastbound I-94 will close for two weeks

During the closure, the thousands of motorists who use the ramp each day will be directed on a 15-mile detour south along Hwy. 100 to the Crosstown and north on I-35W.
Baby boom at Como Zoo: Twin tamarins join newborn giraffe, reindeer

Baby boom at Como Zoo: Twin tamarins join newborn giraffe, reindeer

Donors helped name new giraffe, Violet, and tiny reindeer, Forest.

9 years in prison for man who beat Minneapolis store clerk with a hammer

The clerk was beaten during Dec. 31 robbery in south Minneapolis.

Student, cabdriver hurt in 2 robberies minutes apart on U campus

The robberies took place around 5 a.m. Tuesday.
Murder charge for St. Cloud man who threw single fatal punch

Murder charge for St. Cloud man who threw single fatal punch

The victim was knocked unconscious but declined medical care when he came to.

Man punched during altercation on St. Cloud street dies hours later

Waconia man was walking home with friends when he was punched.

Passenger who died in Plymouth intersection crash was 86-year-old man

A 15-year-old is in "grave" condition at North Memorial Medical Center, police said.
Family of Richfield homicide victim puts up $10K reward

Family of Richfield homicide victim puts up $10K reward

Jonathan O'Shaughnessy was shot July 3 in his Richfield neighborhood.
Driver who damaged 47 Lowry Hill Tunnel lights identified, cited

Driver who damaged 47 Lowry Hill Tunnel lights identified, cited

The driver from Florida faces a series of fines and charges

Man arrested after baby dies in northern Minnesota fire

St. Louis County authorities have arrested a 24-year-old man after a baby boy was found dead inside a residence that caught fire Wednesday. Flames were…
Recycling workers find $21K in safe stolen from Hopkins market

Recycling workers find $21K in safe stolen from Hopkins market

The safe and money, stolen July 23, was found at Republic Services recycling center in Inver Grove Heights.
Officials: Driver who hit East Bethel road worker was checking phone

Officials: Driver who hit East Bethel road worker was checking phone

Teen was on Snapchat, woman "had no chance to move," her fiancé said.
Minneapolis police officers recount efforts to save victims of fiery I-94 crash

Minneapolis police officers recount efforts to save victims of fiery I-94 crash

The officers shared details about their efforts to rescue a couple who went off the 41st Avenue bridge. Then they visited with relatives of the driver, who died.

Suspects in Houston County officer-involved shooting crashed in bean field, arrested

Suspects led La Crescent police on high-speed chase before crashing in field.
The Drive: Contractor will redo failing chip seal on Mendota Bridge

The Drive: Contractor will redo failing chip seal on Mendota Bridge

Last summer MnDOT put down a thin layer of epoxy chip seal on the Mendota Bridge to make the driving surface less slippery and to…
Early returns show Hwy. 23 safety efforts paying off

Early returns show Hwy. 23 safety efforts paying off

With more police presence, crashes are down 55 percent

Mistaken identity armed robbery sends 5 to jail in Beltrami County

The suspects were seeking to recover money they had spent on drugs.

1 dead, 1 injured after car plunges off bridge onto I-94 in north Mpls.

A passenger also was hurt when the vehicle landed on the westbound lanes of I-94 and burst into flames.

Reward offered in Farmington four-plex arson case

Two people jumped to safety after the fire broke out July 9.
Playground torched in Coon Rapids park, suspects sought

Playground torched in Coon Rapids park, suspects sought

The fire happened Friday night at Delta Park.
Storm downs trees, power lines and floods roads in metro

Storm downs trees, power lines and floods roads in metro

The early morning thunderstorm took down trees and power lines in the southeastern suburbs and flooded I-94 in St. Paul for a couple of hours.
Storm warnings expire after a rainy Twin Cities night that includes brief tornado scare

Storm warnings expire after a rainy Twin Cities night that includes brief tornado scare

Among the storm watches and warnings being issued was a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m. that includes the Twin Cities.

Head-on crash in Sibley County leaves 1 man dead

A head-on crash Monday afternoon on a Sibley County highway left a pickup truck driver dead and a semitrailer truck driver unhurt, the Minnesota State…

Bullet strikes ambulance while on way to call in Minneapolis

Paramedics with Hennepin Emergency Medical Services en route to a call had to summon help for themselves after a bullet came through the windshield of…
Driver in 'horrific' fatal bus crash charged with two felonies

Driver in 'horrific' fatal bus crash charged with two felonies

Tyler Bjelland was going an estimated 100 mph before Friday's fatal crash.
Duluth's oldest university closing after 126 years

Duluth's oldest university closing after 126 years

Duluth Business University will close in June amid uncertainty about its future accreditation.
$11K reward offered for info leading to Stearns Co. mink farm vandals

$11K reward offered for info leading to Stearns Co. mink farm vandals

Thousands of released mink have died from stress, heat and dehydration.
Columbia Heights murder suspect caught in Chicago

Columbia Heights murder suspect caught in Chicago

Phillip Leron Miller had been on the run since the April 20 killing of Philip Charles Borer Nelson.
Missing Delano man, 31, found dead near his parked car in Wright Co.

Missing Delano man, 31, found dead near his parked car in Wright Co.

Aaron Luebke was last seen Tuesday leaving a bar in Buffalo.
Robbinsdale man charged with murder of Fridley teen in death linked to marijuana deal

Robbinsdale man charged with murder of Fridley teen in death linked to marijuana deal

Marijuana deal may have been behind killing, authorities say.
Armed robbers targeting Metro PCS stores in Mpls., St Paul

Armed robbers targeting Metro PCS stores in Mpls., St Paul

Robberies have taken place between July 7 and July 10.
St. Paul woman in crash was trapped for hours, near death before rescue

St. Paul woman in crash was trapped for hours, near death before rescue

A sheriff's deputy noticed skid marks on the road and found her.
Terminal 2 at MSP reopens after suspicious item was found to be a rice cooker

Terminal 2 at MSP reopens after suspicious item was found to be a rice cooker

Rice cooker found in ticketing lobby; man who left it arrested.
Severe weather threat diminishes, but Minn. will remain soggy

Severe weather threat diminishes, but Minn. will remain soggy

Heavy rain — accompanied by hail and damaging winds — soaked much of western, central and southern Minnesota Monday night, and a repeat performance is on tap for today.
Semis are smashing overhead lights in Lowry Hill Tunnel

Semis are smashing overhead lights in Lowry Hill Tunnel

It’s getting darker inside the Lowry Hill Tunnel, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation is scrambling to find a solution. The problem is that semitrailer…

3 Minn. men killed in crash with wrong-way driver on I-94 in Wis.

The crash occurred Thursday evening on I-94 between Baldwin and Menomonie. The Wisconsin State Patrol ID'd the men late Friday.

Man killed by train in Sauk Rapids Township

Cars were blocked from that part of the tracks but he steered around barricades.
7 Minnesota brewers win 15 medals at national championship

7 Minnesota brewers win 15 medals at national championship

Minnesota was well represented in the winner's circle at the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championships, with a haul that included four golds.
Weather Service finds tornado damage near Forest Lake after overnight storms

Weather Service finds tornado damage near Forest Lake after overnight storms

The damage, 4 miles south of Forest Lake, was found by a survey team assessing damage from the pounding overnight in the north and east metro.

Congestion easing at MSP Airport as truck crash clears

A truck hit a bridge near the post office at the main terminal Wednesday morning.
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