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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.
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Seven charges for man who fled police, crashed into school bus

Seven charges for man who fled police, crashed into school bus

Argeni Fernandez hit the school bus Tuesday morning in Robbinsdale
Wrong-way driver in fatal crash is a Chisago County commissioner

Wrong-way driver in fatal crash is a Chisago County commissioner

Lora Walker, who has been a commissioner for eight years, was driving the wrong way on I-35 Saturday afternoon, and the resulting fiery crash killed the other driver.
Officer's stolen gun was used in Minnetonka park and ride killing

Officer's stolen gun was used in Minnetonka park and ride killing

Marcus Hallmark shot Thomas John Russ as they fixed a flat tire on March 3
1 arrested, 2 escape after stolen vehicle crashes into Metro Transit bus

1 arrested, 2 escape after stolen vehicle crashes into Metro Transit bus

The bus driver and a second driver were hurt in the early morning crash

Man killed in rollover crash in northwestern Minnesota

A man from Gonvick, Minn., died in a one-vehicle crash early Tuesday, the State Patrol said. The 31-year-old driver was headed west on Hwy. 92…

Fleeing driver rear-ends school bus in Robbinsdale during police pursuit

A driver fleeing police Monday morning in Robbinsdale crashed into trees, road signs and other vehicles before rear-ending a school bus with children on it,…
Sunday was snowiest day in the metro in nearly 3 months

Sunday was snowiest day in the metro in nearly 3 months

The snow was a factor in a multicar pileup that temporarily shut down I-694 in Fridley
Edina erecting barrier to turn away drivers bypassing 169 detours

Edina erecting barrier to turn away drivers bypassing 169 detours

Hopkins is also feeling the pain from traffic displaced from construction on Hwy. 169.

Amtrak train stuck in snowdrift arrives in St. Paul nearly a day late

The eastbound Empire Builder was stuck in a snowbank in North Dakota for 13 hours
Minneapolis cop faces charges of criminal sexual conduct

Minneapolis cop faces charges of criminal sexual conduct

The officer faces two felony charges of criminal sexual conduct with a victim who was mentally impaired or helpless.

One killed in wrong-way crash on I-90 in S. Minn.

Four vehicles were involved in the wreck Tuesday night
Winds gusting to 60 mph cause thousands to lose power

Winds gusting to 60 mph cause thousands to lose power

Winds gusting to more than 60 miles per hour over the past 24 hours have brought down trees and power lines across the Twin Cities area Wednesday morning. At 8:30 a.m., about 4,000 customers in the metro were without power, a spokesman for Xcel Energy said.
Sen. Tim Kaine's son one of 6 counterprotesters arrested at pro-Trump rally in St. Paul

Sen. Tim Kaine's son one of 6 counterprotesters arrested at pro-Trump rally in St. Paul

Kaine was released Tuesday from Ramsey County jail.
St. Paul Mexican restaurant gets stolen corn roaster back

St. Paul Mexican restaurant gets stolen corn roaster back

The unit belonging to El Burrito Mercado was stolen last July
Minnetonka Park and Ride shooting suspect charged with murder

Minnetonka Park and Ride shooting suspect charged with murder

Marcus Hallmark shot his sister's boyfriend as they changed a flat tire, according to charges.

See the storm damage from around the state

[View the story "Clean up begins after what's believed to be the state's earliest tornadoes" on Storify]

Traffic recovering after 30-minute shutdown of I-94 in downtown Minneapolis

A major traffic snarl developed before dawn Monday in downtown Minneapolis as authorities shut down both directions of I-94 for about 30 minutes. Authorities said…
Tensions flare in Edina neighborhood clogged by Hwy. 169 detours

Tensions flare in Edina neighborhood clogged by Hwy. 169 detours

Residents want entry into the Parkwood Knolls neighborhood shut off; the city isn't ready to go there yet.
Uber arrives in Rochester, St. Cloud and Mankato

Uber arrives in Rochester, St. Cloud and Mankato

The company's entry into the three markets comes a week after Lyft began operations
Classes called off at DeLaSalle High due to potential threat

Classes called off at DeLaSalle High due to potential threat

DeLaSalle High School students were told to stay home Wednesday after a “potential security threat” was made against the school by a student. School officials…
Snowy, icy roads hamper morning commute

Snowy, icy roads hamper morning commute

During the morning hours, the state patrol responded to 174 crashes.
Record weekend warmth for Twin Cities will make it feel like April

Record weekend warmth for Twin Cities will make it feel like April

"You are like the new California," said a Weather Channel meteorologist.

Birkie hopes melted? Check out Sunday's 'Hamsterbeiner' in Maple Grove

An Osseo sports shop is holding the event at Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Ride-hailing up and rolling in Rochester

Ride-hailing up and rolling in Rochester

Lyft began offering rides Thursday; Uber is coming soon.
Red Wing comes up short in $500k online contest

Red Wing comes up short in $500k online contest

The city had the lead until the very end, contest officials say
Where was our snow? Weather Service says sorry

Where was our snow? Weather Service says sorry

Ground is bare in the Twin Cities, but southeastern Minnesota got walloped.
Fired after objecting to planned business lunch at Hooters, Prior Lake woman files suit

Fired after objecting to planned business lunch at Hooters, Prior Lake woman files suit

Former boss said he "enjoyed being served by attractive females," the complaint said.
New biometric screening puts MSP security on the fast track

New biometric screening puts MSP security on the fast track

Subscribers to Clear service debuting today will be able to skip long security lines.

Inmate in St. Louis County Jail dies

A man being held in the St. Louis County jail was found dead in his cell Monday. Jack Dale Price, 50, of Ely, Minn., was…

Train hits teen walking on tracks in Waverly

A Litchfield teen was hospitalized in critical condition after being hit by a train Monday night, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Tre Ertl,…
Teacher Jim Alley, the 'Father of Hockey' in Anoka, dies at age 92

Teacher Jim Alley, the 'Father of Hockey' in Anoka, dies at age 92

When Jim Alley arrived in Anoka in the mid-1950s, something was conspicuously missing: youth hockey. Alley had grown up playing the game in the hockey…

Teen killed, four others injured in crash on I-35W in northeast Minneapolis

The vehicle swerved across three lanes of traffic on I-35W.
MnDOT brainstorming ways to decongest I-494, Crosstown

MnDOT brainstorming ways to decongest I-494, Crosstown

For drivers traveling on the Crosstown or Interstate 494 between Eden Prairie and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, rush hour can be a nightmare any day. Throw in a crash or snowstorm and it can instantly turn into gridlock.
Red Wing anxiously awaits results of $500K online contest

Red Wing anxiously awaits results of $500K online contest

After a week of voting, Red Wing became the clubhouse leader Wednesday.
Friday's Twin Cities high of 63 sets record for Feb. 17

Friday's Twin Cities high of 63 sets record for Feb. 17

It is only the fifth time that has happened in February.

Driver killed in crash on Hwy. 371 was Pequot Lakes man

The State Patrol has identified the man killed in a head-on crash Thursday on Hwy. 371 in Sibley Township as Dennis Goff. Goff, 60, of…

Ramp on 35W at Crosstown reopens after crash

A wreck that had the ramp from southbound I-35W to westbound Crosstown closed has reopened, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.A vehicle and trailer overturned…
Niece of slain Maplewood officer sworn in as city's newest cop

Niece of slain Maplewood officer sworn in as city's newest cop

Ashley Bergeron's uncle, Joe, was shot by a carjacking suspect in 2010
Sheriff says no cars on Leech Lake for Eelpout Festival, upsetting organizers

Sheriff says no cars on Leech Lake for Eelpout Festival, upsetting organizers

Sheriff's call draws objection from organizers, who say the ice is safe.
Near-record highs on the way in Minnesota

Near-record highs on the way in Minnesota

Winds gusting between 10 and 15 miles per hour will still leave a chill in the air, but nothing like the arctic air that sent the mercury below zero earlier this week.
Cab company seeks leads after driver robbed at gunpoint in Minneapolis

Cab company seeks leads after driver robbed at gunpoint in Minneapolis

The driver was shaken but unhurt.

Extra police to be at Blaine High Thursday after message found in bathroom

Extra police will be at Blaine High School Thursday after a potentially threatening message was found in a bathroom on Wednesday. School administration notified a…
Forest Lake police K-9 dies in line of duty

Forest Lake police K-9 dies in line of duty

Ranger, a 95-pound German shepherd, suffered cardiac arrest Tuesday night while helping police and the State Patrol with a traffic stop.
Distracted-driving bill aims 'to stop the carnage on our roads today'

Distracted-driving bill aims 'to stop the carnage on our roads today'

Minnesota and other states struggle to rein in inattentive drivers.

1 dead in head-on crash on Hwy. 23 in Foley

For the second time in a week, the State Patrol responded to a fatal head-on crash on Hwy. 23 in Foley.
St. Cloud mall attack on list of terror attacks that White House cited

St. Cloud mall attack on list of terror attacks that White House cited

The list of 78 incidents includes domestic and international attacks.
Lady Gaga coming to Xcel Energy Center in August

Lady Gaga coming to Xcel Energy Center in August

She will perform Aug. 21 as part of the "Joanne" world tour
Police: SUV in fatal Foley crash that killed mom of three was stolen

Police: SUV in fatal Foley crash that killed mom of three was stolen

Grand Rapids police say they are looking for a vehicle of interest
I-94 project through Mpls. promises to be a doozy for motorists

I-94 project through Mpls. promises to be a doozy for motorists

Traffic will share one side of the Lowry Hill Tunnel for three months, and the freeway will be down to two lanes in each direction

2 suspects caught, 2 on the lam following Ham Lake home invasion

Anoka County authorities on Thursday afternoon were still searching for two suspects who broke into a residence in Ham Lake, threatened the homeowners with a…
Mother of 3 killed in head-on crash in central Minnesota

Mother of 3 killed in head-on crash in central Minnesota

A 29-year-old man from Milaca, Minn., was behind the wheel of a vehicle that came across the centerline.
Police seek help in solving break-ins at 3 Osseo district schools

Police seek help in solving break-ins at 3 Osseo district schools

Maple Grove police are asking for help in identifying and catching a man who broke into three schools over the past month. Surveillance images show…
State Patrol identifies Minneapolis man killed in I-94 rollover crash in St. Paul

State Patrol identifies Minneapolis man killed in I-94 rollover crash in St. Paul

The State Patrol has identified a man killed in a rollover crash Saturday on Interstate 94 in St. Paul as Ryan Galegher. Galegher, 31, of…

Pedestrian killed in Burnsville; another in northern Minnesota

The State Patrol is investigating two separate crashes Sunday that killed pedestrians in Burnsville and northern Minnesota. Juan Morales-Castro, 45, was attempting to run across…

Two hurt in Brooklyn Park apartment fire

An early morning fire left five residents of a Brooklyn Park apartment building without a place to live. Flames were seen coming from a building…
Destroyed by fire, Lutheran church in Sacred Heart, Minn., to be rebuilt

Destroyed by fire, Lutheran church in Sacred Heart, Minn., to be rebuilt

Six months ago, a fire destroyed the tiny wooden sanctuary where members of Hawk Creek Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart, Minn., had worshiped for 140…

Crooks steal $97K in merchandise from West St. Paul Foot Locker

Crooks burglarize shop in West St. Paul by breaking in from adjoining site.
Pig found wandering Albert Lea neighborhood headed for foster care

Pig found wandering Albert Lea neighborhood headed for foster care

The grass might not be greener on the other side of the fence, but a pig near Albert Lea, Minn., could not resist the temptation…

Man shot outside Uptown bar; one arrested

A man was shot outside an Uptown neighborhood bar early Thursday, but he’s expected to be okay, police said. Officers were called to the 1400…
Snow grazes Twin Cities, while southern Minn. gets brunt of storm

Snow grazes Twin Cities, while southern Minn. gets brunt of storm

The metro area will miss the brunt of a winter storm that will drop close to a foot of snow across southern Minnesota today, but there will be enough to turn lawns white again and roads slick.
Trooper nearly hit when semi slides off icy highway near Inver Grove Heights

Trooper nearly hit when semi slides off icy highway near Inver Grove Heights

The incident is all too common during winter months; 190 squads have been hit and 53 troopers hurt since 2008
Charges filed for protesters who dropped banner from U.S. Bank Stadium ceiling

Charges filed for protesters who dropped banner from U.S. Bank Stadium ceiling

Both now face disorderly conduct, burglary charges.
Armed robberies at Twin Cities' Starbucks have customers, employees jittery

Armed robberies at Twin Cities' Starbucks have customers, employees jittery

Police say they believe five armed robberies in December and January are related.
Don't be late to MSP; your flight likely won't be — airport ranks 5th

Don't be late to MSP; your flight likely won't be — airport ranks 5th

Nothing may rankle passengers more than a delayed flight, but thankfully, travelers flying out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have a good chance of getting…
Donors chip in $13K to replace 6-year-old's wheelchair

Donors chip in $13K to replace 6-year-old's wheelchair

In two days, $13,700 came in through a GoFundMe campaign to replace the wheelchair that went missing Saturday night
Some Starbucks to open later following early morning robberies

Some Starbucks to open later following early morning robberies

In the past month, gunmen have stormed into at least four Starbucks stores in Minneapolis, Richfield and St. Louis Park just as they opened.
Belle Plaine veterans vow a fight after watchdog group prompts city to remove cross from memorial

Belle Plaine veterans vow a fight after watchdog group prompts city to remove cross from memorial

"I wish it would have stayed," said the treasurer of the veterans club that maintains the city-owned park.
Is it golf or hockey season in Minn.? Today it's both

Is it golf or hockey season in Minn.? Today it's both

A golf course opened its driving range Thursday morning and the pond hockey championship festivities begin on Lake Minnetonka this evening.

Goodhue County deputy injured in Red Wing scuffle

A Goodhue County Sheriff’s Deputy serving civil papers on a man in Red Wing was attacked and injured by that person on Wednesday morning, the…

One dead after vehicle jumps median, hits another car in Plymouth

Drivers of both vehicles, who were belted, had noncritical injuries.
It's slick and slow out there with ice-caked cars, sidewalks

It's slick and slow out there with ice-caked cars, sidewalks

If you parked outside, plan on some serious windshield scraping time. Some school districts have delayed or canceled classes today due to the icy conditions.
SouthWest Transit pioneers with Uber-like public service

SouthWest Transit pioneers with Uber-like public service

With its service called Prime, SouthWest Transit is pioneering Uber-style door-to-door on-demand rides, offering freedom of mobility and schedule flexibility not generally associated with traditional public transportation.

January thaw will bring a 50-degree warm-up next week

A shifting weather pattern will give Minnesota a break from below-zero readings.

Ramsey officer finds 7 children, woman in labor in stolen vehicle

The father of the children was charged with felony auto theft and child neglect.

Apartment fire in Mound leaves one dead

One person died when fire broke out Thursday morning at a Mound apartment building, according to the Minnesota state fire marshal’s office. The victim, whose…
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