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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
Venturing onto the ice? Be sure to wear your life jacket

Venturing onto the ice? Be sure to wear your life jacket

Three people have died this season after falling through the ice, more than in the past two years combined.
St. Louis County authorities seize 36 pounds of pot in raid

St. Louis County authorities seize 36 pounds of pot in raid

Authorities arrested at 60-year-old man at a residence near Eveleth.

Snowmobiler falls through ice near Crosby, Minn., dies

Officer heard rider yell for help; search on Serpent Lake proved too late.

Lucky Little Falls store is latest to have $1 million Powerball winner

It was the fourth such Powerball ticket sold in Minnesota this year.
Snowy owl rescued by Bloomington police officer dies

Snowy owl rescued by Bloomington police officer dies

The heartwarming story about a Bloomington police officer who saved a snowy owl has a sad ending. Police on Tuesday confirmed the owl died. An…
Minnesota named the best run state in the nation

Minnesota named the best run state in the nation

These are good times for Minnesota. Unemployment is low. The state's credit rating is high. And the average median household income is above average. That…
Flying deer crashes through squad car in Anoka County [with video]

Flying deer crashes through squad car in Anoka County [with video]

The deputy was slightly injured.
Isanti County deputy saves 3 from van partly submerged in swamp

Isanti County deputy saves 3 from van partly submerged in swamp

Family "very thankful" after rescue and ride home during Monday night's snowstorm in Springvale Township.
Robbinsdale latest to restrict sales of flavored tobacco products

Robbinsdale latest to restrict sales of flavored tobacco products

The Robbinsdale City Council on Tuesday voted to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products to people 18 and older and allow sales of such…
I-694 in Oakdale expected to reopen by the weekend

I-694 in Oakdale expected to reopen by the weekend

A 5-mile segment of the freeway has been closed since a water main burst on Sunday creating a sinkhole.
Crashed Ice is coming back to St. Paul in January

Crashed Ice is coming back to St. Paul in January

Burnsville's Cameron Naasz will attempt to win his third world title.
Road conditions improve after a brutal Tuesday morning commute in Twin Cities

Road conditions improve after a brutal Tuesday morning commute in Twin Cities

No snow is in the immediate future for the Twin Cities after a wintry blast caused a nearly universal slowdown in the morning.
Washout in Oakdale could keep I-694 closed into next week

Washout in Oakdale could keep I-694 closed into next week

Traffic was jamming up or crawling along on east metro highways as they absorbed traffic detoured from I-694, which is closed in Oakdale because of a sinkhole resulting from a water main break.
Elk River family wants to know who fatally shot its black lab

Elk River family wants to know who fatally shot its black lab

Willow, the 1½-year-old black lab, was shot in the heart with a pellet gun.

Extra police on Stillwater Area High School campus after online threat

A social media posting indicated there would be a school shooting Friday.
Truck driver cited for hauling a really big oversized load in NW Minn.

Truck driver cited for hauling a really big oversized load in NW Minn.

Authorities say the driver was transporting a 36-foot-wide shed.
Mpls. pedestrians are most at risk on W. Lake Street, study finds

Mpls. pedestrians are most at risk on W. Lake Street, study finds

The analysis covers 10 years of data, says drivers are to blame in nearly two-thirds of the crashes involving pedestrians.
St. Paul police seek help in finding gas station shooter

St. Paul police seek help in finding gas station shooter

A gas station attendant was shot at a SuperAmerica in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood on Thanksgiving.
Electric Fetus, others paying price for Franklin bridge rebuild

Electric Fetus, others paying price for Franklin bridge rebuild

Business at the store has dropped off nearly 20 percent — $1,500 a day — since September, when the Minnesota Department of Transportation knocked down the Franklin Avenue bridge over Interstate 35W and began building a replacement.
Will MnDOT reopen closed rest areas?

Will MnDOT reopen closed rest areas?

State rest areas are places for the 20 million people who use them annually to get refreshed and re-energized. That's only if they are open.

Hot Friday: Twin Cities hits record high of 60 degrees

Coats were unnecessary attire as late November warmth enveloped the region.

Four Blue Earth teens charged with felonies in beating of football teammate

The football players were arrested the day after Blue Earth lost to Pipestone in the state quarterfinals.

Thanksgiving travel will be busy but dry

More than 50 million people will make a road trip between Wednesday and Sunday, AAA says.
Minnesota State Patrol cautions drivers ahead of 'Blackout Wednesday'

Minnesota State Patrol cautions drivers ahead of 'Blackout Wednesday'

On the night before Thanksgiving, beer sales at bars and restaurants jump more than 270 percent and liquor sales more than double compared to a…

Man arrested after allegedly setting fire to adult bookstore in St. Cloud

Damage to the Pure Pleasure bookstore was estimated at $380,000, authorities said.
Deadly day on Minnesota roads as four die in three separate crashes

Deadly day on Minnesota roads as four die in three separate crashes

Two of the victims were not wearing seat belts, the State Patrol said

Man dies of injuries suffered in north Minneapolis house fire

The cause of the fire was ruled accidental.
Metro Transit buses to return to Nicollet Mall Dec. 2 — for a bit

Metro Transit buses to return to Nicollet Mall Dec. 2 — for a bit

They'll be detoured again Jan. 15 for a month for the Super Bowl.
Video shows shot barely missed officer making stop near La Crescent

Video shows shot barely missed officer making stop near La Crescent

La Crescent officer Ryan Quanrud was making a traffic stop on July 31 when the vehicle's occupants fired a shotgun at him.
Actor James Woods takes aim at Mall of America with racially charged tweet

Actor James Woods takes aim at Mall of America with racially charged tweet

He posted the tweet Monday, and some say it is inciting hate and fear.

Police ID men found dead inside home in Menahga, Minn.

A city official said the men were likely victims of a murder-suicide.
The votes are in: Como Zoo's baby gorilla has a name

The votes are in: Como Zoo's baby gorilla has a name

Nyati was the winning vote-getter of 3 choices.

Two dead of gunshot wounds in Menahga

Two men were found shot to death inside a residence in the northern Minnesota town of Menahga, police said. Police were called to an address…

Racist graffiti found in Champlin Park High School restroom

The messages were found the day students protested over other racially insensitive social media posts and two volleyball players were suspended from the state tournament.

2 Champlin Park volleyball players won't play after video dust-up

Two players on the Champlin Park volleyball team have been suspended for Thursday's state tournament match against Moorhead over a video that circulated on social media.

Alcohol a factor in I-35W rollover crash that killed Minneapolis woman

The State Patrol has identified the woman killed in a rollover crash early Monday on I-35W in south Minneapolis as 29-year-old Antionette Shenice Fondren. Fondren…
Sales of 'Stranger Things' hoodie overwhelm Science Museum website

Sales of 'Stranger Things' hoodie overwhelm Science Museum website

The nonprofit museum rang up more than $400,000 in brontosaurus apparel sales by late afternoon.

Police witness hit-and-run pedestrian fatality in St. Paul

One officer jumped out of the vehicle to render aid; the other chased the suspect.
Dr. Craig Garrett, chief of internal medicine at HCMC, dies at 70

Dr. Craig Garrett, chief of internal medicine at HCMC, dies at 70

What everybody — patients and staff alike — noticed was the integrity, humility, trust and care for those around him that Garrett exhibited.
Reserved premium parking arrives at Mall of America

Reserved premium parking arrives at Mall of America

Some savvy Black Friday shoppers planning to head to the Mall of America have already scored their first deal of the day. They’ve lined up…

Man on road hit by Menomonie officer was under the influence of alcohol

Victim was taken to hospital with noncritical injuries.
Moorhead's Concordia College takes down 'It's OK to Be White' posters

Moorhead's Concordia College takes down 'It's OK to Be White' posters

The posters also have appeared at Purdue, Tulane and at a university in Alberta.

Head-on crash on icy road kills man from Henning, Minn., injures wife

Roads were icy when the head-on crash on Hwy. 29 occurred on Wednesday
MnDOT testing infrared cameras to catch carpool lane scofflaws

MnDOT testing infrared cameras to catch carpool lane scofflaws

Cameras won't be used to issue citations, but they will help troopers nab MnPass lane cheats.

Motorcyclist overtaking truck is killed in Scott County crash

A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday night after colliding with a truck in Spring Lake Township, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office said. The motorcyclist, whose name…

One dead as two semis collide at western Minn. intersection

Two semitrailer trucks — one hauling grain and another hazardous fuel — collided Monday morning at an intersection in Grant County in west central Minnesota…

Suspected auto thieves lead authorities on high-speed chase in Chisago County

Authorities last week arrested three people driving a stolen vehicle and say they may be part of a "significant auto theft ring."Before they were arrested,…
No treat: Halloween night may be coldest in 11 years

No treat: Halloween night may be coldest in 11 years

Trick-or-treaters may want to throw on an extra layer as Tuesday will be the coldest Halloween in 11 years. High temperatures are predicted to be…
Suspects using ATM skimmers steal thousands in Twin Cities

Suspects using ATM skimmers steal thousands in Twin Cities

Sheriff's deputies were tipped off to the criminal activity when a skimming device was discovered at a Shoreview credit union.
Deer crashes through front door of Minnesota mall

Deer crashes through front door of Minnesota mall

A deer looking for an escape plowed right through the front door of a Minnesota shopping mall on Wednesday morning.

Man arrested after pipe bomb found near fire station in Ramsey

Police made the arrest acting on a tip from a witness.
Wind advisory for today, snow possible by Friday

Wind advisory for today, snow possible by Friday

Temperatures will remain slightly below normal for the rest of the month
Police pursuit ends in Plymouth with three ejected from stolen vehicle

Police pursuit ends in Plymouth with three ejected from stolen vehicle

Three people riding in a stolen vehicle were ejected when the driver crashed while fleeing police Monday morning in Plymouth, the State Patrol said.Troopers surrounded…

Hwy. 110 in Mendota Heights will be renamed Hwy. 62

The east-west route in the south metro will now have a single name for the entire route instead of three different names.

Motorcyclist killed in I-94 crash near downtown Minneapolis

A motorcyclist was killed in a single-vehicle crash late Tuesday on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis, the State Patrol said Wednesday. The cyclist, Bartholomew P. Leuer,…
A 64-mile police pursuit ends with four flats, driver in jail

A 64-mile police pursuit ends with four flats, driver in jail

The chase, with speeds topping 100 mph, finally ended near Royalton, Minn.
Video shows bomb exploding in Bloomington mosque

Video shows bomb exploding in Bloomington mosque

Cameras inside the Dar Al Farooq mosque caught the blast after somebody threw a pipe bomb into an office of an imam as about a dozen people were in the building for morning prayers.
Hopkins police hoping for tip to help solve year-old pedestrian hit-and-run

Hopkins police hoping for tip to help solve year-old pedestrian hit-and-run

Police have few clues but believe longtime resident was struck by a dark SUV.
No goose here: Minneapolis company markets Vikings "Duck, Duck, Gray Duck" shirt

No goose here: Minneapolis company markets Vikings "Duck, Duck, Gray Duck" shirt

A local clothing company with a knack for paying homage to iconic moments in Minnesota sports is out with its latest effort.

Man dies after rear-ending semi on NW Minn. highway

A 36-year-old man died Tuesday morning when he crashed into the back of a semitrailer truck that had stopped on a northwestern Minnesota highway to make a left turn, the State Patrol said.
Man who helped rescue kidnapped Alexandria girl gives back his $7K reward

Man who helped rescue kidnapped Alexandria girl gives back his $7K reward

Man who rescued kidnap victim gives her the reward.
Minneapolis police seek driver of hit-and-run crash that injured motorcyclist

Minneapolis police seek driver of hit-and-run crash that injured motorcyclist

Minneapolis police are seeking the public’s help in finding the driver of a white sedan that fled an August crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist.…
Another I-35W closing in south Mpls. on tap for the weekend

Another I-35W closing in south Mpls. on tap for the weekend

For the second consecutive weekend, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will shut down Interstate 35W through south Minneapolis as it continues demolition of the Franklin Avenue bridge.
Congestion on Twin Cities roads ticks up only slightly

Congestion on Twin Cities roads ticks up only slightly

MnDOT credits additional travel lanes, but traffic snarls will only worsen in coming years, the agency predicts.
Twin Cities metro area sets daily rainfall record

Twin Cities metro area sets daily rainfall record

The Twin Cities and many others have logged a month's worth of rain three days into October.

Driver dies after his car collides with semi at NW. Minnesota intersection

The driver of a Mercedes died when he crashed into a semitrailer truck in a northwestern Minnesota intersection early Tuesday, the State Patrol said. Gregory…
Minnesota native shot in Las Vegas remains in critical condition

Minnesota native shot in Las Vegas remains in critical condition

A Minnesota native lay on an operating table in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon, one of hundreds wounded in a mass shooting during a country…
The Drive: A safer White Bear Avenue crossing and a question on jaywalkers' rights

The Drive: A safer White Bear Avenue crossing and a question on jaywalkers' rights

Within the past month, a new signal system was installed on White Bear Avenue at Margaret Street in St. Paul to make it easier and…

Man fatally shot outside St. Paul strip mall

It was the 17th homicide in St. Paul this year.

Driver dies when he rear-ends grain wagon in SE. Minnesota

The crash occurred Wednesday afternoon on Hwy. 76 in Houston County
MnDOT defends decision to close I-35W on jam-packed weekend

MnDOT defends decision to close I-35W on jam-packed weekend

"Any delay would add significant costs to the project," director Charlie Zelle said.

Minneapolis police look for suspect who ran from car crash after chase

A second man in the vehicle was taken to the hospital with noncritical injuries
I-35W to close this weekend in time for Vikings, Twins, Gophers games, marathon

I-35W to close this weekend in time for Vikings, Twins, Gophers games, marathon

Good luck, Twin Cities Marathon runners and drivers. Anybody trying to get from here to there this weekend — on foot or by car — is going to need it.

12-year-old hit by car in Elk River dies

Ian Kniseley suffered extensive brain damage in the "unspeakable tragedy," the family said

Contractor hurt in electrical explosion at Brooklyn Park Home Depot

The explosion occurred overnight as work was being done on the electrical box.
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