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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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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.
X Games bring global spotlight, big show, traffic to U.S. Bank Stadium

X Games bring global spotlight, big show, traffic to U.S. Bank Stadium

Up to 160,000 fans likely in Minneapolis over four days.
North Branch carjacking suspect fatally shot; child safe

North Branch carjacking suspect fatally shot; child safe

Officers found the man after he drove the car into a field and called OnStar.

Officials ID Hibbing man killed in crash of train and road grader

Authorities have identified a man killed in a crash involving a road grader and a train Thursday southeast of Hibbing, Minn., as Walter William Maki…
West St. Paul police get death threats over YouTube video

West St. Paul police get death threats over YouTube video

A man who videotaped his arrest claims he was harassed and illegally detained on June 7. Police say they had warrants to arrest him.
Five great ways to enjoy spectacular summer weekend in Minnesota

Five great ways to enjoy spectacular summer weekend in Minnesota

Options include concerts, fairs and other fun stuff.
Police to Minnesota drivers: Lay off the gas pedal or expect to get a ticket

Police to Minnesota drivers: Lay off the gas pedal or expect to get a ticket

Starting Friday, enforcement will be ramped up during the "100 Deadliest Days" on Minnesota's roads.

Motorcyclist dies in crash in Wabasha County

Daniel Syverson, 48, of Red Wing, was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle west on Hwy. 60.

Rosemount man charged with 10th DWI

Wisconsin State Patrol arrested him Tuesday night.
As road funding dries up, states face dilemma: Patch or redo?

As road funding dries up, states face dilemma: Patch or redo?

A newly finished section of I-94 had not yet opened when the asphalt buckled in June in the 90-degree heat. The incident illustrates a dilemma playing out nationwide as transportation agencies face shrinking funds and deteriorating roads.

Three arrested after base-jumping from cellphone tower in Wyoming, Minn.

Three men defied police orders and climbed to the top of a cellphone tower in Wyoming, Minn., Sunday night, then parachuted off. Their base-jumping stunt…
Man suspected in 30 Edina burglaries arrested, charged

Man suspected in 30 Edina burglaries arrested, charged

The arrest came as police were looking into nearly dozens of burglaries that had occurred in the west metro suburb between February and June.
Search resumes in Red River for Moorhead student, 24

Search resumes in Red River for Moorhead student, 24

He is the second person who has gone missing in the river this month.

Dakota County crash near Hwy. 52 at start of evening rush hour kills woman

Officials hope downtown Minneapolis is through the worst as the holiday weekend approaches.

Man stops to help another near U, ends up being carjacked, injured

The victim was taken to HCMC.
Stillwater Lift Bridge reopens in time for morning commute

Stillwater Lift Bridge reopens in time for morning commute

The bridge is expected to be back in operation later Tuesday.
No quick fix for commute woes near downtown Minneapolis

No quick fix for commute woes near downtown Minneapolis

Road construction, light-rail repairs and rain combined to turn the Wednesday morning commute into a long slog. A Metro Transit official warns that rush-hour relief might not come until next week.

Woodbury officials concerned over spike in vandalism in city parks

The heaviest damage has been reported at HealthEast Sports Center and Ojibway and Stonemill Farms parks.
Convergence of construction projects clobbers metro commuters

Convergence of construction projects clobbers metro commuters

Lowry Tunnel work added another headache to commuters already facing a partial light-rail shutdown, other headaches.

Infant run over by grandmother in Anoka County is expected to survive

Woman, leaving for appointment, didn't realize child was near car.
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg dines with Somali refugees in Mpls.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg dines with Somali refugees in Mpls.

Flanked by Somali women in their hijabs in Minneapolis, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, "You are a powerful reminder of why this country is so great," as he marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan by eating his first Iftar dinner.

Man steals police car, leads officers on 23-mile chase in southern Minnesota

Police were serving an arrest warrant when the suspect took off
Suspicious fire destroys playground at St. Paul rec center

Suspicious fire destroys playground at St. Paul rec center

"It's a loss for the neighborhood and the school."
Man found fatally shot in vehicle in Robbinsdale was from Chicago

Man found fatally shot in vehicle in Robbinsdale was from Chicago

A Chicago man fatally shot in Robbinsdale Sunday was identified as 29-year-old Jody Tyrone Fry. "He was an amazing guy, an awesome father who lived…
Minneapolis one of first cities to allow Uber riders to tip their drivers

Minneapolis one of first cities to allow Uber riders to tip their drivers

As the ride-hailing company battles bad publicity, it's rolling out changes aimed at making it more driver friendly.
Downtown Minneapolis will be without light-rail service for 11 days

Downtown Minneapolis will be without light-rail service for 11 days

Starting Thursday, U.S. Bank Stadium Station will be the end of the line for both Blue and Green trains.
Three months of misery begin with Lowry Hill Tunnel work this week

Three months of misery begin with Lowry Hill Tunnel work this week

The Lowry Hill Tunnel is congestion central in the Twin Cities on most days. Now construction there is slated to begin and it won't be pretty, with the potential to cripple traffic at all hours of the day for the next three months.

Shooting victim who died near Webber Park was Minneapolis 18-year-old

George Pineda was shot during a robbery, police said

Mpls. guard has AK-47 pointed at him, leading to arrests, guns, $80K

A group of men arrested said they were making a video on the industrial property in north Minneapolis.
Golf ball spiked with nails found in Lakeville park, prompting police warning

Golf ball spiked with nails found in Lakeville park, prompting police warning

A yellow golf ball with several long nails sticking out from it was found Tuesday near the volleyball courts at Antlers Park.
Bronze statue stolen from Edina park is found in Richfield

Bronze statue stolen from Edina park is found in Richfield

The statue "Dreams Take Flight" was stolen from Centennial Lakes Park.
Pilot survives helicopter crash in Dakota County

Pilot survives helicopter crash in Dakota County

The crash south of Hastings is under investigation.

Woman hit by car while walking on Plymouth sidewalk is ID'd

The driver who hit Mary Singleton remains in jail on Wednesday morning
Storms take down trees, power lines, cutting power for thousands

Storms take down trees, power lines, cutting power for thousands

A tornado and high winds hit western Minnesota before storms rolled into the metro area

Minnesota Appeals Court: Former Bemidji State professor can sue again

He was offered a lesser position after he returned from military service.
Man shot dead, crashes stolen van in Minneapolis

Man shot dead, crashes stolen van in Minneapolis

Two others were injured in a separate shooting that occurred Sunday night

Weekend traffic: Road buckling from heat possible; I-94 traffic shifts

Look out for pavement buckles, MnDOT warns.
Billboards take aim at HCMC's use of animals for training doctors

Billboards take aim at HCMC's use of animals for training doctors

Animal rights group advocates switching to simulators instead.
16-year-old Rochester girl out for jog fights off her attacker

16-year-old Rochester girl out for jog fights off her attacker

Police say two other women have been attacked in the past week.
After 275 crashes in 3 months, MnDOT lowers I-94 speed limit in Mpls.

After 275 crashes in 3 months, MnDOT lowers I-94 speed limit in Mpls.

It will drop to 50 in 9-mile stretch of I-94 work zone.
What's to blame for Twin Cities traffic: growth or bad policy?

What's to blame for Twin Cities traffic: growth or bad policy?

A report blames MnDOT, Met Council policies, but others say congestion defies easy solutions.
The Drive: Why troopers, not cameras, are catching HOV lane cheats

The Drive: Why troopers, not cameras, are catching HOV lane cheats

Last summer the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the State Patrol joined forces to crack down on carpool lane cheats, and Drive reader Kathrine has…
Teen motorcyclist killed in crash one day before Roseville High graduation

Teen motorcyclist killed in crash one day before Roseville High graduation

Declan Raverty was supposed to graduate from high school on Friday night.
The Drive: Why rebuild Cedar and Portland bridges simultaneously?

The Drive: Why rebuild Cedar and Portland bridges simultaneously?

It’s to the mailbag we go this week, and the burning question on the minds of many Drive readers is: Why in the world did…
St. Paul-based Summit Brewing to stop distribution in 6 states

St. Paul-based Summit Brewing to stop distribution in 6 states

The state's second-largest brewery said it wants to focus on its core market in the Upper Midwest.

Patrol looking for man who shot at another driver on I-35E in St. Paul

The shooting occurred about 2 a.m. near University Avenue
A three-time crash survivor says seat belts saved her life

A three-time crash survivor says seat belts saved her life

There is a rule in the Abrahamson family that the car does not move until everybody has fastened their seat belts. It’s a rule that…
Passerby pulls woman from vehicle that plunged into Lake Calhoun

Passerby pulls woman from vehicle that plunged into Lake Calhoun

Woman, 25, was booked on drunken driving charge after being pulled from Lake Calhoun.
Warren Phillips, president of Dunwoody College of Technology in the 1980s, dies

Warren Phillips, president of Dunwoody College of Technology in the 1980s, dies

He brought in women and low-income and minority students to train for careers when the private institution was seen as a trade school for men.
Great Minnesota Get-Together lands Great Big Wheel

Great Minnesota Get-Together lands Great Big Wheel

"We've been working for years to land a spectacular ride like the Great Big Wheel."
Princeton rallies around family of 14-year-old boy fatally shot at home

Princeton rallies around family of 14-year-old boy fatally shot at home

Services for Eric Nelson were still pending. He was shot Monday afternoon
14-year-old identified after being fatally shot in Princeton, Minn., home

14-year-old identified after being fatally shot in Princeton, Minn., home

Family members said Eric Nelson was a "positive loving boy" who liked riding four-wheelers and hanging out with friends

Police looking for suspect who shot man in parked car in south Minneapolis

The victim is expected to survive.

Cottage Grove police offer reward in case of stolen soccer medals

A note with a racial slur was left behind at Kingston Park.

Phones, email restored to St. Paul Public Schools; internet outages persist

Telephone and e-mail service has been restored to most schools in the St. Paul Public School District, but internet outages persist, the district said.An undetermined…
Contest gives Red Wing a second chance at prize money

Contest gives Red Wing a second chance at prize money

After a disappointing second-place finish in a national online contest that would have brought $500,000 to their city, the charming Mississippi River town of Red…

Weekend traffic: Blue Line shut down, I-94 closure in Maple Grove

The sun will be shining on travelers heading to Mother’s Day brunches and this weekend’s fishing opener, but can motorists keep a sunny disposition while…
Mound woman took $200K from foundations, pleads guilty

Mound woman took $200K from foundations, pleads guilty

Alison Klug could face 46 months in July sentencing.
St. Francis High football coach arrested in prostitution sting

St. Francis High football coach arrested in prostitution sting

He's accused of seeking to buy sex with a minor.

Separate crashes on Iron Range leave two dead

The crashes occurred six hours apart on Hwy. 135 in St. Louis County.

19-year-old charged after shooting threat closes Wisconsin schools

"Today is the day I've decided to become a school shooter," a Facebook message said.
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