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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

Weekend traffic: Vikings training kicks off and I-35W closure

In a nice change of pace, Hwy. 100 is open in both directions through St. Louis Park and Edina.

Brothers abused by Bloomington casting director awarded $2.1M

A Hennepin County jury has awarded nearly $2.1 million to two brothers who were sexually abused by the former owner and casting director of a…
Worker buried when trench collapsed in Minnetonka has died

Worker buried when trench collapsed in Minnetonka has died

One of the two construction workers trapped when a trench they were digging collapsed Monday morning in Minnetonka has died, the Hennepin County medical examiner’s…

Eden Prairie police warn residents about thefts from homes and cars

Eden Prairie police are warning residents to lock up in the wake of a recent string of burglaries in the city. The first occurred on…

Chisholm, Minn., semi driver is year's 201st traffic victim

The number is keeping pace with 2015 fatalities.
Two hurt when trench collapses in Minnetonka

Two hurt when trench collapses in Minnetonka

Two construction workers where hurt Monday morning when a trench they were digging in Minnetonka collapsed. The men were working on a road rehabilitation project…

Weekend traffic: Brace for shutdowns on I-94 in St. Paul's Midway and Hwy. 100

Weekend of festivals, sports could add to woes.

Gillette workers get intro to the bus

Try riding the bus, you just might like it. That’s the thought behind an initiative earlier this week at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St.…
Why was this storm so bad in northeast Minnesota?

Why was this storm so bad in northeast Minnesota?

High winds, "juicy air" and saturated soil led to downed trees.
Storms kill 2 campers; Minnesota heat wave continues

Storms kill 2 campers; Minnesota heat wave continues

Storms early Thursday left thousands without power in northern Minnesota.
Beleaguered Viking ship sails for Chicago; Duluth fate uncertain

Beleaguered Viking ship sails for Chicago; Duluth fate uncertain

The fate of Draken's visits to Green Bay, Wis., and Duluth remains unclear.

Suspects flee Hermantown police at 117 mph, crash car

Police were looking for different vehicle when suspects sped by
Thief drives off with St. Paul restaurant's corn roaster

Thief drives off with St. Paul restaurant's corn roaster

Owners of El Burrito Mercado are offering a reward of up $1,000.
Your guide for getting to U.S. Bank Stadium

Your guide for getting to U.S. Bank Stadium

A traffic management plan is in place to get people in and out with relative ease.
Two DWI charges for woman who crashed into Hopkins apartment building

Two DWI charges for woman who crashed into Hopkins apartment building

Her blood alcohol content was 0.346 percent — more than four times the legal limit.
Differences 'resolved,' police going back to work at Lynx games

Differences 'resolved,' police going back to work at Lynx games

Police were at Target Center on Friday after they mended their differences
Pokemon Go craze sparks side business for drivers. Really.

Pokemon Go craze sparks side business for drivers. Really.

Public safety officials are concerned about drivers playing game on the road.

Weekend traffic: Orange cones and detours on Hwy. 100 and I-35W

Big weekend events include Lumberjack Days in Stillwater, truck races in Elk River.
Fundraiser may be the life vest that saves Viking ship's voyage

Fundraiser may be the life vest that saves Viking ship's voyage

The Sons of Norway have stepped forward to try to help raise $400,000.
'White allies' shut down 35W amid rush hour; charges filed

'White allies' shut down 35W amid rush hour; charges filed

Black Lives Matter Minneapolis said the activists make up "a coalition of white people and non-Black people of color [acting] in solidarity with the movement for Black lives, condemning the ongoing killings of Black people by police in the Twin Cities and across the country."
Coast Guard can't give waiver to Viking ship – 'crew will be devastated'

Coast Guard can't give waiver to Viking ship – 'crew will be devastated'

It will take an act of Congress or a massive fundraising effort to keep the Draken Harald Hårfagre on its American voyage, which includes a…

Motorcyclist dies when he is hit and run over near McGregor

A motorcyclist waiting to make right turn from a store parking lot onto a highway was run over and killed by another driver Tuesday afternoon…
Largest Viking ship, headed to Duluth, must pay $400K or turn back

Largest Viking ship, headed to Duluth, must pay $400K or turn back

The world's largest Viking ship has made it all the way across the Atlantic Ocean from Norway and into the Great Lakes only to hit a major snag that may curtail its journey to Minnesota.
Heavy rain, high winds hit across state

Heavy rain, high winds hit across state

A tornado hit Watkins, Minn., and the National Weather Service warned of flooding in the Brainerd lakes area.

St. Paul man dies in fiery crash on Hwy. 95 in Isanti County

Responders rescued a woman who was pinned in another vehicle involved in the head-on crash.
Woman shot while shielding son in Dallas has Minneapolis ties

Woman shot while shielding son in Dallas has Minneapolis ties

She graduated from Patrick Henry High School in 1995 and studied at MCTC.

Weekend traffic: Light-rail shut down, highway closures and speed enforcement

Open Streets, Basilica Block Party, triathlon all likely to add to traffic around Minneapolis.
Philando Castile shooting: What we know so far

Philando Castile shooting: What we know so far

The details of what happened after Philando Castile was pulled over by police in Falcon Heights are still emerging, but here's what we know so far.

Man found fatally shot, lying in Minneapolis street

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in south Minneapolis. Officers found a man lying in the street on the 3000 block of 5th Avenue S.…
Vikings traffic plan aims to avoid gridiron gridlock

Vikings traffic plan aims to avoid gridiron gridlock

The geography-based plan has parking, tailgating tips.
Twin Cities cleanup could last for days; more storms are in the forecast

Twin Cities cleanup could last for days; more storms are in the forecast

The cleanup and effort to restore power will take time. Meanwhile, two rounds of severe weather on Thursday are a possibility.
'This baby is coming right now,' mom says after pulling over on I-94

'This baby is coming right now,' mom says after pulling over on I-94

Dad delivers girl on side of I-94, the third assisted birth along Minnesota roads this year.

Weekend events on top of usual road closures will compound weekend traffic

This weekend serves up two big celebrations — the annual Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis and the Twin Cities Jazz…
Lottery luck strikes twice at same gas station for Byron man

Lottery luck strikes twice at same gas station for Byron man

Byron man bought the winning tickets at Gas 'N Go in Oronoco.

Man killed in Washington County crash identified

Washington County authorities have released the name of a man who was killed in a crash Monday in May Township. Donald Louis Goral, 86, of…

Man injured in Roseville shooting

Roseville police are looking for suspects in connection with a shooting Monday evening that left one man injured. Calls came in about 7:45 p.m. about…

Three die in separate Minnesota traffic crashes

The crashes were in Itasca County, May Township and Shakopee
Bloomington police Running Man Challenge video goes viral

Bloomington police Running Man Challenge video goes viral

Bloomington is the latest local agency to post videos as part of the Running Man Challenge.

Man killed by tree in BWCA identified as Rep. Walz's brother

A man camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota died Sunday night when a tree fell on him as he sought shelter from a powerful storm.

Minnesota's Sunday storms caught on camera

Storms that raked across Minnesota on Sunday toppled trees and smashed cars with baseball-sized hail.
Authorities release sketch of suspect in Rice County house party shooting

Authorities release sketch of suspect in Rice County house party shooting

Police ask for help finding man who shot four at a house party last week.

Weekend's road hassles include a double dose of detours on I-35E

A portion of Hwy. 100 in the west metro also is closed.
Wayzata teen's body found in Temperance River on North Shore

Wayzata teen's body found in Temperance River on North Shore

The body of an 18-year-old Wayzata man who drowned in the Temperance River near Tofte in northeastern Minnesota was pulled from the water Monday afternoon,…
Photos and video capture Minnesota's Tornado Tuesday

Photos and video capture Minnesota's Tornado Tuesday

A strong band of storms came through southern Minnesota, resulting in flash flooding, downed trees and some wicked clouds -- including a couple tornadoes.
Metro Transit bus driver's tattoo is a moving conversation piece

Metro Transit bus driver's tattoo is a moving conversation piece

Angi Stevens is a talkative Metro Transit bus driver, and invariably the conversations she has with her passengers turn to the 5-inch Gillig Phantom tattooed…
Man blinded in drunken-driving crash tackles MS 150 bike ride

Man blinded in drunken-driving crash tackles MS 150 bike ride

Elias Youngblom says it was never an option to be bound by blindness. He'll ride in the MS150 bike ride this weekend using a tandem bike.

Weekend traffic: The A-Line launches and a Hwy. 100 shut down

Northbound Hwy. 100 will close from Crosstown to I-394 until early Monday morning.
Heat wave: Weekend will bring hot, hazy, humid weather

Heat wave: Weekend will bring hot, hazy, humid weather

Temperatures in the 90s will last through Sunday, then cooler air will return.

Five-vehicle wreck in Maple Lake caused by driver fleeing police

Police had called off the pursuit just before the crash.

Father killed, toddler seriously injured in Stearns County crash

A 28-year-old man was killed and his 2-year-old son critically injured in a head-on crash in a construction zone in west-central Minnesota early Tuesday, the…
Minnesota state trooper placed on leave after DWI arrest

Minnesota state trooper placed on leave after DWI arrest

Fridley police had received a call about a motorist hitting road signs.
Cigarette likely sparked five-alarm fire in Robbinsdale apartment complex

Cigarette likely sparked five-alarm fire in Robbinsdale apartment complex

More than 45 people were sent running for safety after a massive fire broke out early Friday at a Robbinsdale apartment building, injuring at least three firefighters.

'Corridor of Death' to get center divider in western Hennepin County

MnDOT will build the wall on a deadly portion of Hwy. 12 between Wayzata and Orono.

Weekend traffic: A shutdown on I-35W in north metro and light-rail maintenance

Festivals and sporting events will bring detours and traffic; light rail will see maintenance.

Holiday weekend should bring lighter traffic but no respite from roadwork

Metro Transit trains and buses will be on a reduced schedule on Monday.
It's official: Minneapolis Marathon is canceled

It's official: Minneapolis Marathon is canceled

Efforts to move the June 5 event to Dakota County due to road problems were unsuccessful.

Fire damages Loretto car dealership

Crews from 14 departments battled the blaze for nearly three hours.
Four dead in three crashes on busy roads across the Twin Cities

Four dead in three crashes on busy roads across the Twin Cities

They included a head-on crash in St. Paul, a rollover on the Mendota Bridge and a pedestrian trying to cross I-94 in Minneapolis.

Body found outside Lakeville liquor store

There were no signs of trauma and it doesn't appear traffic related.

2 killed in early morning crash on Snelling Ave. near fairgrounds

A driver attempting to pass another vehicle near the State Fairgrounds on Snelling Avenue in the early morning darkness Tuesday crossed the centerline and collided…

Fatal rollover crash closes lanes on Mendota Bridge

The Minnesota State Patrol has confirmed that at least one person died in a rollover crash Tuesday morning that led authorities to shut down the…
The Drive: Billboard delivers dark, clever distracted driving message

The Drive: Billboard delivers dark, clever distracted driving message

A digital billboard put up last week along a busy freeway in downtown Toronto blatantly encouraging motorists to “Text and Drive” generated a lot of…
Obituary: Pediatric cardiologist Dr. George Lund was pioneer, innovator

Obituary: Pediatric cardiologist Dr. George Lund was pioneer, innovator

George W. Lund started his medical career by making house calls. He eventually made his mark as one of Minnesota’s first board-certified pediatric cardiologists and…
Minneapolis Marathon organizers had been working on new course

Minneapolis Marathon organizers had been working on new course

Team Ortho Foundation expects to know next week if a plan to move the race to Dakota County is approved, said spokesman Ted Davis.
Transit agencies face bus driver shortage

Transit agencies face bus driver shortage

Metro Transit officials are pulling out all the stops to let people know they're hiring.
Fargo prosecutor reviewing bar assault case involving 'Property Brothers' star

Fargo prosecutor reviewing bar assault case involving 'Property Brothers' star

A bouncer put a headlock on HGTV star Jonathan Scott, who was caught in the middle of an argument among other people at bar closing time.

Weekend traffic: Great weather, rough motoring

This weekend's weather looks beautiful, but the forecast isn't so sunny for motorists. The biggest inconvenience will be a shutdown of Hwy. 100 through Golden…
Man pulled from burning car that crashed in north Minneapolis is critically hurt

Man pulled from burning car that crashed in north Minneapolis is critically hurt

A man was hospitalized in “very critical” condition after firefighters cut him out of a burning car that crashed early Friday at a north Minneapolis…

Driver dies after nearly hitting police, crashing into north Mpls. building

A man who nearly hit a Minneapolis police squad car head-on and then sped away as officers tried to stop him died early Wednesday when…
Minn. high school senior suspended for displaying Confederate flag will get to graduate

Minn. high school senior suspended for displaying Confederate flag will get to graduate

Cody Nelson was suspended from Crosby-Ironton High on Monday after refusing to remove the flag from his car.
The Drive: It's Minneapolis Bike Week

The Drive: It's Minneapolis Bike Week

Remember the 1970s commercials for Alka-Seltzer? You know, the ones that ended with the tagline “Try it, you’ll like it.” The folks putting on Minneapolis…
Plea to motorists from injured Twin Cities tow truck driver: Move over

Plea to motorists from injured Twin Cities tow truck driver: Move over

A video from AAA Minneapolis highlights the dangers tow truck drivers face as motorists whiz by within inches.
'Grid search' conducted in effort to find missing U student

'Grid search' conducted in effort to find missing U student

20-year-old David Miller was last seen leaving his dorm Tuesday night.

Weekend traffic: Fishing opener and a spate of road work

Fishing opener travelers could well encounter delays en route.
Crocs is footwear of choice for Minneapolis South High prom

Crocs is footwear of choice for Minneapolis South High prom

The company that makes the footwear donated 500 pairs to the school this week.
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