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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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Maplewood police ask for public's help in finding Cub Foods bank robber

Maplewood police ask for public's help in finding Cub Foods bank robber

The holdup occurred Aug. 15 at a TCF branch in a store on White Bear Avenue.

Man shot dead in southern Minnesota state park

Suspect turned himself in to Sheriff's Office.
Your guide on getting to the Minnesota State Fair

Your guide on getting to the Minnesota State Fair

Driving to the fair can be a pain, and fair officials acknowledge that.
The Drive: UPS driver is a model of road safety

The Drive: UPS driver is a model of road safety

When it comes to safe driving, we could all take a lesson from UPS truck driver Nick Gulenchyn. He’s been schlepping packages around the Upper…

Early morning storms include 60-mph winds, toppled trees in Minn.

Widely scattered damage occurred across the metro and in other parts of central Minnesota.

Traffic will be slowed by I-694 and I-35W closures, stadium events and Tall Ships Duluth

And drive sober – a DWI enforcement campaign runs through Sept. 5.
Prepare for a Friday afternoon traffic snarl in downtown Minneapolis

Prepare for a Friday afternoon traffic snarl in downtown Minneapolis

An appearance by Donald Trump and a Luke Bryan concert will put thousands of extra vehicles on downtown streets.
Monster rubber duckie joins Duluth Tall Ships festival

Monster rubber duckie joins Duluth Tall Ships festival

The ships gather in the waters of Lake Superior, then glide under the city's famous lift bridge to their docking stations, where they will be parked through Sunday.
Suspect sought in rash of western Wis. church burglaries

Suspect sought in rash of western Wis. church burglaries

The break-ins occurred between Friday and Sunday nights, and a security camera captured an image of the burglar, authorities said
I-94 reopens at Lowry Tunnel after gas leak

I-94 reopens at Lowry Tunnel after gas leak

Interstate 94 in downtown Minneapolis has reopened after it had been shut down for more than 90 minutes after a gas leak Thursday afternoon.
State Patrol, MnDOT partner to crack down on MnPass cheats

State Patrol, MnDOT partner to crack down on MnPass cheats

For the next two years, six state troopers will be dedicated to enforcing rules of the HOT lanes

Train, Metro Transit bus collide in south Minneapolis

No injuries were reported.
MnDOT workers rescue dog trapped on Iron Range cliff

MnDOT workers rescue dog trapped on Iron Range cliff

Golden retriever wandered onto cliff at Iron Range site.
State Fair to celebrate Prince with 'Unite in Purple' Day Aug. 26

State Fair to celebrate Prince with 'Unite in Purple' Day Aug. 26

"Unite in Purple" Day will offer tributes to the late rock icon on Aug. 26.

Pedestrians hit and killed in Edina, Bloomington and Belle Plaine

Incidents in Edina, Bloomington and Belle Plaine investigated.
Fridley officer hurt in rollover crash

Fridley officer hurt in rollover crash

The officer was trying to stop a motorist who had run a red light when he was hit Friday morning.

Weekend traffic: Drivers could encounter hassles on getaway routes, and metro detours on Hwys. 52, 100 and 280

Drivers escaping the city will hit the biggest snags this weekend, even as metro area motorists deal with another shutdown on Hwy. 100 — although…

Weekend traffic: Drivers could encounter hassles on getaway routes, and metro detours on Hwys. 52, 100 and 280

Drivers escaping the city will hit the biggest snags this weekend, even as metro area motorists deal with another shutdown on Hwy. 100 — although…
Heavy rain leaves floods, soggy cleanup across Minnesota

Heavy rain leaves floods, soggy cleanup across Minnesota

More rain was possible Thursday night in the metro, but it wasn't expected to be as heavy as 24 hours earlier.
Yes, you did wait a long time at MSP checkpoints last winter

Yes, you did wait a long time at MSP checkpoints last winter

The time it took to get through security checkpoints at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in February was longer than 20 minutes more than 222 times, according to newly released data.

It turned black, and then it poured; tweets from last night's storm

[View the story "A dark and stormy night with lots and lots of rain" on Storify]

Charges: In long feud, Lakeville man threatens cable guy with shotgun

The repairman was caught in the middle of a feud between neighbors
Source of outage unclear as Delta flights resume

Source of outage unclear as Delta flights resume

By noon, the Atlanta-based airline had canceled 427 flights worldwide, 45 of which were either arrivals or departures at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Car, light-rail train collide near U of M

A car and a westbound Green Line train collided just after noon Monday near the University of Minnesota, Metro Transit officials said. Nobody appeared to…

Weekend traffic: Art fairs, a street fair and a spate of road closures

Drivers will find closures on portions of Interstate 35E and Hwys. 100 and 280.
Metro Transit and U.S. Bank Stadium vendors vow changes

Metro Transit and U.S. Bank Stadium vendors vow changes

The overriding complaint about how Wednesday night's opening could be captured in one word: Lines.

Temporary TSA PreCheck enrollment center coming Aug. 23-27

The Bloomington center will help up to 1,000 travelers sign up for faster TSA screenings Aug. 23-27.
Already bad traffic in the Twin Cities will only get worse, MnDOT says

Already bad traffic in the Twin Cities will only get worse, MnDOT says

Slower speeds, longer trip times, and lots more company on the roads. That's the future of Twin Cities traffic.Congestion on metro area highways and freeways…

Delta flight lands safely at MSP after making emergency call

A Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Minneapolis on Tuesday morning made an emergency call before landing safely at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, airport…
Enterprise will spin for the final time at Valleyfair on Aug. 21

Enterprise will spin for the final time at Valleyfair on Aug. 21

One of Valleyfair’s oldest and most popular rides is heading for retirement. The Enterprise will spin for the final time on Aug. 21, and then…

I-494 in South St. Paul is back open after fatal pedestrian accident

The pedestrian was on the interstate for an "unknown reason" at the time he was run over, the patrol said.

The Drive: 7th Street headache will last until October

The Drive loves the Minnesota Lynx. After all, who can’t get behind a three-time champion that is the only local professional sports team giving us…

Weekend traffic: Vikings training kicks off and I-35W closure

In a nice change of pace, Hwy. 100 is open in both directions through St. Louis Park and Edina.

Brothers abused by Bloomington casting director awarded $2.1M

A Hennepin County jury has awarded nearly $2.1 million to two brothers who were sexually abused by the former owner and casting director of a…
Worker buried when trench collapsed in Minnetonka has died

Worker buried when trench collapsed in Minnetonka has died

One of the two construction workers trapped when a trench they were digging collapsed Monday morning in Minnetonka has died, the Hennepin County medical examiner’s…

Eden Prairie police warn residents about thefts from homes and cars

Eden Prairie police are warning residents to lock up in the wake of a recent string of burglaries in the city. The first occurred on…

Chisholm, Minn., semi driver is year's 201st traffic victim

The number is keeping pace with 2015 fatalities.
Two hurt when trench collapses in Minnetonka

Two hurt when trench collapses in Minnetonka

Two construction workers where hurt Monday morning when a trench they were digging in Minnetonka collapsed. The men were working on a road rehabilitation project…

Weekend traffic: Brace for shutdowns on I-94 in St. Paul's Midway and Hwy. 100

Weekend of festivals, sports could add to woes.

Gillette workers get intro to the bus

Try riding the bus, you just might like it. That’s the thought behind an initiative earlier this week at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St.…
Why was this storm so bad in northeast Minnesota?

Why was this storm so bad in northeast Minnesota?

High winds, "juicy air" and saturated soil led to downed trees.
Storms kill 2 campers; Minnesota heat wave continues

Storms kill 2 campers; Minnesota heat wave continues

Storms early Thursday left thousands without power in northern Minnesota.
Beleaguered Viking ship sails for Chicago; Duluth fate uncertain

Beleaguered Viking ship sails for Chicago; Duluth fate uncertain

The fate of Draken's visits to Green Bay, Wis., and Duluth remains unclear.

Suspects flee Hermantown police at 117 mph, crash car

Police were looking for different vehicle when suspects sped by
Thief drives off with St. Paul restaurant's corn roaster

Thief drives off with St. Paul restaurant's corn roaster

Owners of El Burrito Mercado are offering a reward of up $1,000.
Your guide for getting to U.S. Bank Stadium

Your guide for getting to U.S. Bank Stadium

A traffic management plan is in place to get people in and out with relative ease.
Two DWI charges for woman who crashed into Hopkins apartment building

Two DWI charges for woman who crashed into Hopkins apartment building

Her blood alcohol content was 0.346 percent — more than four times the legal limit.
Differences 'resolved,' police going back to work at Lynx games

Differences 'resolved,' police going back to work at Lynx games

Police were at Target Center on Friday after they mended their differences
Pokemon Go craze sparks side business for drivers. Really.

Pokemon Go craze sparks side business for drivers. Really.

Public safety officials are concerned about drivers playing game on the road.

Weekend traffic: Orange cones and detours on Hwy. 100 and I-35W

Big weekend events include Lumberjack Days in Stillwater, truck races in Elk River.
Fundraiser may be the life vest that saves Viking ship's voyage

Fundraiser may be the life vest that saves Viking ship's voyage

The Sons of Norway have stepped forward to try to help raise $400,000.
'White allies' shut down 35W amid rush hour; charges filed

'White allies' shut down 35W amid rush hour; charges filed

Black Lives Matter Minneapolis said the activists make up "a coalition of white people and non-Black people of color [acting] in solidarity with the movement for Black lives, condemning the ongoing killings of Black people by police in the Twin Cities and across the country."
Coast Guard can't give waiver to Viking ship – 'crew will be devastated'

Coast Guard can't give waiver to Viking ship – 'crew will be devastated'

It will take an act of Congress or a massive fundraising effort to keep the Draken Harald Hårfagre on its American voyage, which includes a…

Motorcyclist dies when he is hit and run over near McGregor

A motorcyclist waiting to make right turn from a store parking lot onto a highway was run over and killed by another driver Tuesday afternoon…
Largest Viking ship, headed to Duluth, must pay $400K or turn back

Largest Viking ship, headed to Duluth, must pay $400K or turn back

The world's largest Viking ship has made it all the way across the Atlantic Ocean from Norway and into the Great Lakes only to hit a major snag that may curtail its journey to Minnesota.
Heavy rain, high winds hit across state

Heavy rain, high winds hit across state

A tornado hit Watkins, Minn., and the National Weather Service warned of flooding in the Brainerd lakes area.

St. Paul man dies in fiery crash on Hwy. 95 in Isanti County

Responders rescued a woman who was pinned in another vehicle involved in the head-on crash.
Woman shot while shielding son in Dallas has Minneapolis ties

Woman shot while shielding son in Dallas has Minneapolis ties

She graduated from Patrick Henry High School in 1995 and studied at MCTC.

Weekend traffic: Light-rail shut down, highway closures and speed enforcement

Open Streets, Basilica Block Party, triathlon all likely to add to traffic around Minneapolis.
Philando Castile shooting: What we know so far

Philando Castile shooting: What we know so far

The details of what happened after Philando Castile was pulled over by police in Falcon Heights are still emerging, but here's what we know so far.

Man found fatally shot, lying in Minneapolis street

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in south Minneapolis. Officers found a man lying in the street on the 3000 block of 5th Avenue S.…
Vikings traffic plan aims to avoid gridiron gridlock

Vikings traffic plan aims to avoid gridiron gridlock

The geography-based plan has parking, tailgating tips.
Twin Cities cleanup could last for days; more storms are in the forecast

Twin Cities cleanup could last for days; more storms are in the forecast

The cleanup and effort to restore power will take time. Meanwhile, two rounds of severe weather on Thursday are a possibility.
'This baby is coming right now,' mom says after pulling over on I-94

'This baby is coming right now,' mom says after pulling over on I-94

Dad delivers girl on side of I-94, the third assisted birth along Minnesota roads this year.

Weekend events on top of usual road closures will compound weekend traffic

This weekend serves up two big celebrations — the annual Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis and the Twin Cities Jazz…
Lottery luck strikes twice at same gas station for Byron man

Lottery luck strikes twice at same gas station for Byron man

Byron man bought the winning tickets at Gas 'N Go in Oronoco.

Man killed in Washington County crash identified

Washington County authorities have released the name of a man who was killed in a crash Monday in May Township. Donald Louis Goral, 86, of…

Man injured in Roseville shooting

Roseville police are looking for suspects in connection with a shooting Monday evening that left one man injured. Calls came in about 7:45 p.m. about…

Three die in separate Minnesota traffic crashes

The crashes were in Itasca County, May Township and Shakopee
Bloomington police Running Man Challenge video goes viral

Bloomington police Running Man Challenge video goes viral

Bloomington is the latest local agency to post videos as part of the Running Man Challenge.

Man killed by tree in BWCA identified as Rep. Walz's brother

A man camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota died Sunday night when a tree fell on him as he sought shelter from a powerful storm.

Minnesota's Sunday storms caught on camera

Storms that raked across Minnesota on Sunday toppled trees and smashed cars with baseball-sized hail.
Authorities release sketch of suspect in Rice County house party shooting

Authorities release sketch of suspect in Rice County house party shooting

Police ask for help finding man who shot four at a house party last week.

Weekend's road hassles include a double dose of detours on I-35E

A portion of Hwy. 100 in the west metro also is closed.
Wayzata teen's body found in Temperance River on North Shore

Wayzata teen's body found in Temperance River on North Shore

The body of an 18-year-old Wayzata man who drowned in the Temperance River near Tofte in northeastern Minnesota was pulled from the water Monday afternoon,…
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