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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

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.

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

Minnesota Community College system came in at No. 8.
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.
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."
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