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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

Driver dies after vehicle crashes and rolls eight to nine times in western Minn.

Two passengers were hurt in the crash just east of Granite Falls, Minn.
Suspect in Minnetonka park-and-ride killing found guilty

Suspect in Minnetonka park-and-ride killing found guilty

Marcus Hallmark will be sentenced Monday for the killing of Thomas Russ in March 2017.
Expect a slow commute today as metro roads remain slick

Expect a slow commute today as metro roads remain slick

A fine mist and drizzle freezing to windshields will fall throughout the morning, the National Weather Service said.
Rosemount man wins $25,000, pontoon boat with 120-foot putt at Golf Show

Rosemount man wins $25,000, pontoon boat with 120-foot putt at Golf Show

"I could not do that again," says first person to win Golf Show contest.
Driver in Hwy. 65 crash recounts fatal shooting of knife-wielding man

Driver in Hwy. 65 crash recounts fatal shooting of knife-wielding man

A driver who had stopped to help shot the knife-wielding man as he assaulted others involved in the crash, police and witnesses say.
'It's become an epidemic': Minnesota reconsiders hands-free cellphone bill

'It's become an epidemic': Minnesota reconsiders hands-free cellphone bill

Momentum has been picking up over the past year for the measure to make Minnesota the 15th state, plus Washington, D.C., to outlaw drivers' use of hand-held devices.

Cellphone may have distracted teen killed while crossing Hwy. 7

The 15-year-old boy was hit by two vehicles as he crossed the highway at Texas Avenue.
St. Cloud priest charged with sexual misconduct

St. Cloud priest charged with sexual misconduct

The Rev. Anthony Oelrich was placed on administrative leave after his arrest on Tuesday.
A one-day taste of spring on tap for Valentine's Day

A one-day taste of spring on tap for Valentine's Day

Temperatures are expected to hit 40 degrees in the Twin Cities for the first time in three weeks.

Lake Elmo woman whose body was found in wooded area died of hypothermia

25-year-old was believed to be on her way home.
After years of growth, MSP Airport set passenger record in 2017

After years of growth, MSP Airport set passenger record in 2017

Airport has added eight carriers since recession, with another to come.
Park here: MnDOT installing technology to guide truckers to parking spaces

Park here: MnDOT installing technology to guide truckers to parking spaces

MnDOT joins interstate effort to help truckers get to resting places.

Minnesota state troopers making more large pot busts

Recent stops in the northwest of the state show surge of drug traffic.
Duluth votes to restrict flavored tobacco sales; Mankato votes down proposal to raise minimum age

Duluth votes to restrict flavored tobacco sales; Mankato votes down proposal to raise minimum age

Duluth joins Minneapolis, St. Paul and others in limiting the sales of menthol and other flavored tobacco products.
South metro bus ridership rises slightly

South metro bus ridership rises slightly

The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority saw an uptick in ridership in 2017, rising 1 percent from 2016, the agency announced.
Motorists seek fix on dangerous Lafayette Bridge in St. Paul

Motorists seek fix on dangerous Lafayette Bridge in St. Paul

Crashes — mostly fender benders — are common on the half-mile stretch of Hwy. 52 between Plato Boulevard and the I-94/I-35E/7th Street interchange: about two a month, according to a MnDOT spokesman.
MSP screeners to get training on handling sacred Native American items

MSP screeners to get training on handling sacred Native American items

Guidelines coming for how to screen gourd rattles, eagle feathers and fans "in a respectful manner."
Minnehaha Academy will rebuild Upper School in Minneapolis

Minnehaha Academy will rebuild Upper School in Minneapolis

The school was damaged in an Aug. 2 natural gas explosion.
Charges say Lakeville middle school principal stalked investigator

Charges say Lakeville middle school principal stalked investigator

The Century Middle School principal was already on leave during a police investigation.
Eagles fan who swiped U.S. Bank Stadium seat pays for replacement

Eagles fan who swiped U.S. Bank Stadium seat pays for replacement

U.S. Bank Stadium now has full complement of 66,400 seats back in place.
Driver killed in I-35 crash near Northfield is identified

Driver killed in I-35 crash near Northfield is identified

Crash near the Hwy. 19 overpass closed northbound lanes for five hours.
Eagles fan flies home with swiped stadium seat

Eagles fan flies home with swiped stadium seat

Man who stole seat carried it on his flight back to Philadelphia.
MSP breaks traffic record in Super Bowl aftermath

MSP breaks traffic record in Super Bowl aftermath

More than 60,000 pass through airport on "game day."
No guns: TSA issues stern warning to passengers ahead of Super Bowl rush

No guns: TSA issues stern warning to passengers ahead of Super Bowl rush

More than 70,000 people are expected to pass through security checkpoints Monday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and officials advise them to pack plenty of patience — and leave all weapons behind.
How to get around Minneapolis today

How to get around Minneapolis today

Whether you're driving, taking public transit or walking, here's what visitors and locals alike need to know to successfully navigate downtown Minneapolis and the surrounding area between now and game day.
Metro Transit braces for biggest test: Super Bowl

Metro Transit braces for biggest test: Super Bowl

That's 7,000 more fans than the agency has ever moved for one event. "This will be different from what everybody is used to," a manager said.
Saints punter kicks $200K in donations back to Children's Hospital

Saints punter kicks $200K in donations back to Children's Hospital

New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead made good on his promise to come to the "Bold North" on Friday.
Uber and Lyft drivers go all out during Super Bowl to make some cash

Uber and Lyft drivers go all out during Super Bowl to make some cash

"It's all hands on deck" said Lyft's local manager.

Woman killed Sunday in St. Paul by Green Line train is identified

She was in a no-standing zone between tracks when she was struck.
2-day standoff over: Man holed up at hotel near the U is arrested

2-day standoff over: Man holed up at hotel near the U is arrested

A two-day standoff at a hotel near the U ended when police arrested the man who had holed up in a room while grieving for his daughter who killed herself in 2014.
Woman released as standoff at hotel near U enters 2nd day

Woman released as standoff at hotel near U enters 2nd day

The standoff played out throughout the day Monday on the East Bank, where students and guests went about their business despite closed roads and a large police presence.

Russian skier dies during Masters World Cup at Theodore Wirth Park

A skier from Russia collapsed and died Friday while participating in a race during the Masters World Cup at Theodore Wirth Park, race officials…

Alert issued, roads are closed on U's East Bank

Roads near the Graduate Hotel on Washington Avenue on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank have been shut down due to “public safety situation,” according…
Snow piles at bus stops may linger for awhile

Snow piles at bus stops may linger for awhile

Days after a snowstorm clobbered the Twin Cities, many bus stops remained buried under a foot of snow. Others were still blocked by piles kindly left behind by plows.
Downtown Mpls. traffic eases after 2 days of Super Bowl gridlock

Downtown Mpls. traffic eases after 2 days of Super Bowl gridlock

Friday evening's commute was improved after epic traffic jams Wednesday and Thursday, commuters said.
Eagles fans pony up to atone for bad behavior against Vikes fans

Eagles fans pony up to atone for bad behavior against Vikes fans

The Zimmer Foundation said most apologized for Philly fans' behavior.
Maplewood liquor store worker foils armed robbery, fatally shoots suspect

Maplewood liquor store worker foils armed robbery, fatally shoots suspect

Two people were trying to rob the store after dark Monday.
More than 12" of snow strands students, flights and commuters

More than 12" of snow strands students, flights and commuters

Sunny skies return after storm that brought 17 inches and more to areas of Minnesota.
Rough sledding: Snow strands students, flights and commuters

Rough sledding: Snow strands students, flights and commuters

The first major snowstorm of 2018 brought the Twin Cities to a halt Monday, stranding students at school and littering streets, alleys and highways with stuck cars.
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Hwy. 23 in central Minn. proving safer one year after two fatal crashes

Hwy. 23 in central Minn. proving safer one year after two fatal crashes

Law enforcement agencies have not been called to a fatal crash along the dangerous segment of Hwy. 23 between Milaca and Foley in central Minnesota for about a year, and that's definitely something to celebrate.
Sunday's storm might be the one 6-inch snowfall to hit Twin Cities this winter

Sunday's storm might be the one 6-inch snowfall to hit Twin Cities this winter

The metro is in line for 5 to 8 inches, but the storm track could change.
Donations rocket past $200K for Saints punter's charity and Children's Minnesota

Donations rocket past $200K for Saints punter's charity and Children's Minnesota

Punter Thomas Morstead will deliver the money to Children's Minnesota during Super Bowl week.
Saints punter is coming back to Minnesota after raising $100,000-plus

Saints punter is coming back to Minnesota after raising $100,000-plus

Minnesota Vikings fans, still jubilant after the team's stunning win over New Orleans in Sunday's NFL playoff game, are showing that they are a benevolent and compassionate bunch.
Science Museum's 'Year of the Engineer' seeks to encourage new generation

Science Museum's 'Year of the Engineer' seeks to encourage new generation

Programs offered are focused on fostering an interest in STEM fields.
Bruce Frank, who was a champion for children and voice of Anoka sports, dies

Bruce Frank, who was a champion for children and voice of Anoka sports, dies

He was rarely far from any civic endeavor in Anoka or Coon Rapids.

Hot news: Twin Cities temperatures will flirt with 40 degrees by Friday

But don't get too used to it. Winter will return to normal on Sunday.

Driver dies on snowy Minnesota highway when pickup rolls in ditch

The State Patrol responded to 688 crashes across the state Monday.
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State Fair buys Ye Old Mill ride

State Fair buys Ye Old Mill ride

Longtime owners of the classic fair ride say the deal is just the right fit.
Minneapolis, St. Paul, suburbs call first snow emergencies of winter

Minneapolis, St. Paul, suburbs call first snow emergencies of winter

Tickets, tows await drivers who don't pay attention.
Government Center Ramp sticker shock: $32 for how long to park?

Government Center Ramp sticker shock: $32 for how long to park?

Motorists using the Government Center Ramp for hourly parking are experiencing sticker shock now that the ramp is no longer run by the city of Minneapolis.
Watch this crazy video of Friday morning's Hwy. 169 pileup

Watch this crazy video of Friday morning's Hwy. 169 pileup

Slippery conditions led to a series of crashes and the pileup on an overpass. Some injuries have been reported.
Month of Mpls. Super Bowl disruptions ahead for bus riders

Month of Mpls. Super Bowl disruptions ahead for bus riders

Super Bowl traffic will reroute 38 lines that pass through downtown.
Twin Cities temps are plunging after a day of snowfall

Twin Cities temps are plunging after a day of snowfall

The metro area had 2 to 3 inches of fresh snow. To the north and southeast, there was much more.
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Heavy snow missed Twin Cities, but next arctic blast will not

Heavy snow missed Twin Cities, but next arctic blast will not

But snow, drizzle and refreeze could give drivers a white-knuckle commute this morning.

Two dead in separate crashes in northwestern Minnesota

Crashes occurred Tuesday in Clay and Polk counties
With warmer weather, metro car washes are cleaning up

With warmer weather, metro car washes are cleaning up

But that booming business at the start of the week isn't expected to last long with cold blast heading into town.

Runaway horse dies after being hit by driver in Stearns County, a second horse was hurt

Horses escaped through an unsecured gate and wandered off, authorities said
Case of Lake Elmo teen missing 30 years revived by authorities, podcast

Case of Lake Elmo teen missing 30 years revived by authorities, podcast

A new episode of "Still Missing" was released Tuesday.
Heavy snow likely to miss the Twin Cities, 1-3" more likely

Heavy snow likely to miss the Twin Cities, 1-3" more likely

A 'low-confidence' winter storm could drop up to 7 inches of snow across southeast Minnesota.
State drafts comedy team to deliver Super Bowl safety message

State drafts comedy team to deliver Super Bowl safety message

The agency drafted a team of comedians from Stevie Ray's Comedy Cabaret who break down the "Sober Game Plan" in 15- and 30- second ad spots that began airing in greater Minnesota during the weekend's NFL playoff games.
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