Staff Directory 10644986

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
Gov. Dayton calls out National Guard as snow slams Minnesota

Gov. Dayton calls out National Guard as snow slams Minnesota

Rapidly falling snow has created treacherous travel conditions across the metro area and made driving nearly impossible across south central Minnesota, where blizzard conditions have prompted authorities to ask motorists to stay off the roads.

Employee injured during gas station robbery in Hopkins

The Hopkins Police Crime Fund is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects who allegedly held up a gas station and assaulted an employee Sunday night.
Homepage test story number 13

Homepage test story number 13

Quisque velit nisi, pretium ut lacinia in, elementum id enim.
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.
Homepage test story number 11 needs three lines for its spot in the list

Homepage test story number 11 needs three lines for its spot in the list

Quisque velit nisi, pretium ut lacinia in, elementum id enim.
Homepage test story number 10 needs three lines for its spot in the list

Homepage test story number 10 needs three lines for its spot in the list

Quisque velit nisi, pretium ut lacinia in, elementum id enim.
Homepage test story number 9 needs three lines for its spot in the list

Homepage test story number 9 needs three lines for its spot in the list

Quisque velit nisi, pretium ut lacinia in, elementum id enim.
Homepage test story number 8 needs three lines for its spot in the list

Homepage test story number 8 needs three lines for its spot in the list

Quisque velit nisi, pretium ut lacinia in, elementum id enim.
Homepage test story number 7 needs three lines for its spot in the list

Homepage test story number 7 needs three lines for its spot in the list

Quisque velit nisi, pretium ut lacinia in, elementum id enim.
Homepage test story number 6 is longer than 5, with nearly four lines to test depth

Homepage test story number 6 is longer than 5, with nearly four lines to test depth

Quisque velit nisi, pretium ut lacinia in, elementum id enim.
Homepage test story number 5 needs a few more words

Homepage test story number 5 needs a few more words

Quisque velit nisi, pretium ut lacinia in, elementum id enim.
Homepage test story number 4 gets an additional line

Homepage test story number 4 gets an additional line

Quisque velit nisi, pretium ut lacinia in, elementum id enim.
Homepage test story number 3 needs more lines to make a maximum of 4 lines

Homepage test story number 3 needs more lines to make a maximum of 4 lines

Quisque velit nisi, pretium ut lacinia in, elementum id enim.
Homepage test story number 2 is the second in a long list

Homepage test story number 2 is the second in a long list

Quisque velit nisi, pretium ut lacinia in, elementum id enim.
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.
Homepage test story number 16

Homepage test story number 16

Quisque velit nisi, pretium ut lacinia in, elementum id enim.
Homepage test story number 15

Homepage test story number 15

Quisque velit nisi, pretium ut lacinia in, elementum id enim.
Homepage test story number 14

Homepage test story number 14

Quisque velit nisi, pretium ut lacinia in, elementum id enim.
Homepage test story number 12

Homepage test story number 12

Quisque velit nisi, pretium ut lacinia in, elementum id enim.
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.
Man found dead in New Year's Day cold worked at St. Paul pizza parlor

Man found dead in New Year's Day cold worked at St. Paul pizza parlor

Mario Folkner worked at Mama's Pizza and was known for his big smile.
Blind travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport can tap app for 'remote eyes'

Blind travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport can tap app for 'remote eyes'

With the help of smart glasses, a remote assistant guides vision-impaired passengers.
Winter Carnival palace ice harvest starts Wednesday

Winter Carnival palace ice harvest starts Wednesday

Construction will begin Saturday in Rice Park and take two weeks.
In the teens today, then back to single digits and sub-zero until weekend

In the teens today, then back to single digits and sub-zero until weekend

A brief reprieve from the cold comes with chance of snow Tuesday, then back to the deep freeze.

Man who died in western Wis. house fire ID'd

Authorities have identified the man killed in a house fire Saturday in Dunn County, Wis., as Wallace Cutting. Firefighters found the 84-year-old man dead inside…
How's our driving? Minnesotans slip to No. 2 behind neighbors down I-35

How's our driving? Minnesotans slip to No. 2 behind neighbors down I-35

Carinsurancecomparison.com is out with its rankings of the nation’s drivers. The best can be found in … the envelope please … Iowa. Drivers in…
Minneapolis church's toy shortage fixed, thanks to 'Miracle on West Broadway'

Minneapolis church's toy shortage fixed, thanks to 'Miracle on West Broadway'

Shiloh Temple was short of toys for its annual giveaway until the community stepped up.

Charges: Former Burnsville employee bought personal items on city credit card

The purchases included gift cards and a video gaming system, the Dakota County attorney's office said.

One killed, one hurt in crash on snowy, icy highway near St. Peter

Roads were snow covered and icy when the crash occurred Thursday afternoon
Get ready for the coldest Christmas in 20 years, and that's the good news

Get ready for the coldest Christmas in 20 years, and that's the good news

The first below zero readings of the season are forecast Sunday night in the Twin Cities.
Hopkins police hope stolen bus pass will lead them to burglary suspects

Hopkins police hope stolen bus pass will lead them to burglary suspects

Surveillance photos show suspects using the victim's stolen bus pass

Hutchinson woman killed in one-vehicle crash on Hwy. 7

The victim was a passenger in the vehicle and was not wearing her seat belt.
Rowdy revelers led homeowners to unplug west metro light display

Rowdy revelers led homeowners to unplug west metro light display

Trista Lights with its 17,000 computerized lights went dark over the weekend.

2 storms to drop anywhere from a trace to 8" of snow this week

Depending on the storms' tracks, the Twin Cities could get 4-6 inches of snow or just a trace this week, but bitter cold temperatures are a sure thing by Christmas Day.

Three arrested in connection with shooting at Ham Lake gas station

The victim shot in the chest is improving at a Coon Rapids hospital
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.
Read our comment standards

StarTribune.com welcomes and encourages readers to comment and engage in substantive, mutually respectful exchanges over news topics. Commenters must follow our Terms of Use.

  1. Keep it civil and stay on topic.
  2. No profanity, vulgarity, racial slurs or personal attacks.
  3. Comments with web links are not permitted.
  4. Comments that violate the above will be removed. Repeat violators may lose their commenting privileges on StarTribune.com.

Comments will be reviewed before being published.

More from Star Tribune