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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

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."
Man found fatally shot in vehicle in Robbinsdale was from Chicago

Man found fatally shot in vehicle in Robbinsdale was from Chicago

A Chicago man fatally shot in Robbinsdale Sunday was identified as 29-year-old Jody Tyrone Fry. "He was an amazing guy, an awesome father who lived…
Minneapolis one of first cities to allow Uber riders to tip their drivers

Minneapolis one of first cities to allow Uber riders to tip their drivers

As the ride-hailing company battles bad publicity, it's rolling out changes aimed at making it more driver friendly.
Downtown Minneapolis will be without light-rail service for 11 days

Downtown Minneapolis will be without light-rail service for 11 days

Starting Thursday, U.S. Bank Stadium Station will be the end of the line for both Blue and Green trains.
Three months of misery begin with Lowry Hill Tunnel work this week

Three months of misery begin with Lowry Hill Tunnel work this week

The Lowry Hill Tunnel is congestion central in the Twin Cities on most days. Now construction there is slated to begin and it won't be pretty, with the potential to cripple traffic at all hours of the day for the next three months.

Shooting victim who died near Webber Park was Minneapolis 18-year-old

George Pineda was shot during a robbery, police said

Mpls. guard has AK-47 pointed at him, leading to arrests, guns, $80K

A group of men arrested said they were making a video on the industrial property in north Minneapolis.
Golf ball spiked with nails found in Lakeville park, prompting police warning

Golf ball spiked with nails found in Lakeville park, prompting police warning

A yellow golf ball with several long nails sticking out from it was found Tuesday near the volleyball courts at Antlers Park.
Bronze statue stolen from Edina park is found in Richfield

Bronze statue stolen from Edina park is found in Richfield

The statue "Dreams Take Flight" was stolen from Centennial Lakes Park.
Pilot survives helicopter crash in Dakota County

Pilot survives helicopter crash in Dakota County

The crash south of Hastings is under investigation.

Woman hit by car while walking on Plymouth sidewalk is ID'd

The driver who hit Mary Singleton remains in jail on Wednesday morning
Storms take down trees, power lines, cutting power for thousands

Storms take down trees, power lines, cutting power for thousands

A tornado and high winds hit western Minnesota before storms rolled into the metro area

Minnesota Appeals Court: Former Bemidji State professor can sue again

He was offered a lesser position after he returned from military service.
Man shot dead, crashes stolen van in Minneapolis

Man shot dead, crashes stolen van in Minneapolis

Two others were injured in a separate shooting that occurred Sunday night

Weekend traffic: Road buckling from heat possible; I-94 traffic shifts

Look out for pavement buckles, MnDOT warns.
Billboards take aim at HCMC's use of animals for training doctors

Billboards take aim at HCMC's use of animals for training doctors

Animal rights group advocates switching to simulators instead.
16-year-old Rochester girl out for jog fights off her attacker

16-year-old Rochester girl out for jog fights off her attacker

Police say two other women have been attacked in the past week.
After 275 crashes in 3 months, MnDOT lowers I-94 speed limit in Mpls.

After 275 crashes in 3 months, MnDOT lowers I-94 speed limit in Mpls.

It will drop to 50 in 9-mile stretch of I-94 work zone.
What's to blame for Twin Cities traffic: growth or bad policy?

What's to blame for Twin Cities traffic: growth or bad policy?

A report blames MnDOT, Met Council policies, but others say congestion defies easy solutions.
The Drive: Why troopers, not cameras, are catching HOV lane cheats

The Drive: Why troopers, not cameras, are catching HOV lane cheats

Last summer the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the State Patrol joined forces to crack down on carpool lane cheats, and Drive reader Kathrine has…
Teen motorcyclist killed in crash one day before Roseville High graduation

Teen motorcyclist killed in crash one day before Roseville High graduation

Declan Raverty was supposed to graduate from high school on Friday night.
The Drive: Why rebuild Cedar and Portland bridges simultaneously?

The Drive: Why rebuild Cedar and Portland bridges simultaneously?

It’s to the mailbag we go this week, and the burning question on the minds of many Drive readers is: Why in the world did…
St. Paul-based Summit Brewing to stop distribution in 6 states

St. Paul-based Summit Brewing to stop distribution in 6 states

The state's second-largest brewery said it wants to focus on its core market in the Upper Midwest.

Patrol looking for man who shot at another driver on I-35E in St. Paul

The shooting occurred about 2 a.m. near University Avenue
A three-time crash survivor says seat belts saved her life

A three-time crash survivor says seat belts saved her life

There is a rule in the Abrahamson family that the car does not move until everybody has fastened their seat belts. It’s a rule that…
Passerby pulls woman from vehicle that plunged into Lake Calhoun

Passerby pulls woman from vehicle that plunged into Lake Calhoun

Woman, 25, was booked on drunken driving charge after being pulled from Lake Calhoun.
Warren Phillips, president of Dunwoody College of Technology in the 1980s, dies

Warren Phillips, president of Dunwoody College of Technology in the 1980s, dies

He brought in women and low-income and minority students to train for careers when the private institution was seen as a trade school for men.
Great Minnesota Get-Together lands Great Big Wheel

Great Minnesota Get-Together lands Great Big Wheel

"We've been working for years to land a spectacular ride like the Great Big Wheel."
Princeton rallies around family of 14-year-old boy fatally shot at home

Princeton rallies around family of 14-year-old boy fatally shot at home

Services for Eric Nelson were still pending. He was shot Monday afternoon
14-year-old identified after being fatally shot in Princeton, Minn., home

14-year-old identified after being fatally shot in Princeton, Minn., home

Family members said Eric Nelson was a "positive loving boy" who liked riding four-wheelers and hanging out with friends

Police looking for suspect who shot man in parked car in south Minneapolis

The victim is expected to survive.

Cottage Grove police offer reward in case of stolen soccer medals

A note with a racial slur was left behind at Kingston Park.

Phones, email restored to St. Paul Public Schools; internet outages persist

Telephone and e-mail service has been restored to most schools in the St. Paul Public School District, but internet outages persist, the district said.An undetermined…
Contest gives Red Wing a second chance at prize money

Contest gives Red Wing a second chance at prize money

After a disappointing second-place finish in a national online contest that would have brought $500,000 to their city, the charming Mississippi River town of Red…

Weekend traffic: Blue Line shut down, I-94 closure in Maple Grove

The sun will be shining on travelers heading to Mother’s Day brunches and this weekend’s fishing opener, but can motorists keep a sunny disposition while…
Mound woman took $200K from foundations, pleads guilty

Mound woman took $200K from foundations, pleads guilty

Alison Klug could face 46 months in July sentencing.
St. Francis High football coach arrested in prostitution sting

St. Francis High football coach arrested in prostitution sting

He's accused of seeking to buy sex with a minor.

Separate crashes on Iron Range leave two dead

The crashes occurred six hours apart on Hwy. 135 in St. Louis County.

19-year-old charged after shooting threat closes Wisconsin schools

"Today is the day I've decided to become a school shooter," a Facebook message said.

Grass fire torches 50 acres in Independence, closing Hwy. 12 for 4 hours Sunday night

Hwy. 12 has reopened following the Sunday night fire

Witness recounts chaos on Hwy. 5 after speeding Porsche crashes

"I thought, my gosh, he needs to slow down, he has a death wish," said a driver, who said she was going 55 mph while the Porsche blew by her at 100 mph or more on Hwy. 5.
BCA agent fired at wanted homicide suspect in Bloomington

BCA agent fired at wanted homicide suspect in Bloomington

Agents were in pursuit of the man, sought after a woman was found dead in her Crookston home. He was arrested after an intense six-hour search.
Minnesota police ticket more than 1,000 for texting and driving in April crackdown

Minnesota police ticket more than 1,000 for texting and driving in April crackdown

An average of 72 drivers a day were cited during the two-week campaign in April.

Granite Falls woman dies in single-vehicle crash

The 48-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, was driving south on Hwy. 67 when she ran off the road.
Minnesota Girl Scouts get $2,400 in bogus checks for 600 boxes of cookies

Minnesota Girl Scouts get $2,400 in bogus checks for 600 boxes of cookies

The bad checks were written at nine locations around the Twin Cities.

Hill City woman dies in rollover crash on icy northern Minnesota highway

Lorene Weimer, 64, was driving south on Hwy. 169 near milepost 275 at 6:52 a.m. when her 2006 Ford Escape left the slippery highway, rolled and landed on its roof in 3 feet of water, the patrol said.

Body found in wooded area in St. Cloud

Police in St. Cloud are investigating after a body was found lying near railroad tracks. A person walking a dog on Sunday morning spotted a…
Minnesota couple married 64 years die just hours apart

Minnesota couple married 64 years die just hours apart

John and Anne Alexander died last week at a care center in Detroit Lakes, Minn. "They took that 'Until death do us part' seriously," their daughter said.

After two pedestrians get hit, State Patrol reminds walkers of freeway dangers

"Freeways are dangerous places, especially at night."

Man fatally shot in Bloomington apartment

No one has been arrested in the death Thursday night at the Hampshire Hill Apartments off Hampshire Avenue and Old Shakopee Road.
State's largest school district warns parents about Netflix series involving suicide

State's largest school district warns parents about Netflix series involving suicide

Anoka-Hennepin sent an e-mail to parents about the show "13 Reasons Why."
Minneapolis police warn about pet poisonings

Minneapolis police warn about pet poisonings

In at least 2 cases, bread tested positive for harmful substances.
Suspect charged in 'violent' Columbia Heights murder but still at large

Suspect charged in 'violent' Columbia Heights murder but still at large

Authorities are still looking Phillip Leron Miller
Crystal police say vulnerable adult has been located, is safe

Crystal police say vulnerable adult has been located, is safe

Crystal police said Tuesday afternoon that the search for a missing vulnerable adult has ended with him being located and safe. Before his return, Leo…
Investigators in Columbia Heights slaying now have a real name, photo of suspect

Investigators in Columbia Heights slaying now have a real name, photo of suspect

A suspect has now been identified in connection with the shooting of Philip Charles Borer Nelson.

Runaway New Prague teens found safe in Arizona

They were last seen at a Wal-Mart in Shakopee on April 15.
Alleged murder-for-hire plot lands Columbia Heights man in jail

Alleged murder-for-hire plot lands Columbia Heights man in jail

He allegedly wanted a business associate, who he claimed owed him $150,000, shot in the ear.

Authorities ask for help in finding pair of runaway New Prague teens

Communication suggests they may be driving to Texas
Purple Reign: Twin Cities landmarks to glow purple Thursday in memory of Prince

Purple Reign: Twin Cities landmarks to glow purple Thursday in memory of Prince

U.S. Bank Stadium, the IDS Center and the I-35W bridge are a few of them.
One dead in officer-involved shooting in Vadnais Heights; four Ramsey Co. deputies on leave

One dead in officer-involved shooting in Vadnais Heights; four Ramsey Co. deputies on leave

Four Ramsey County Sheriff's Office deputies were put on paid administrative leave after the shooting.
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
Minnesota police ramp up fight to keep drivers' eyes on the road

Minnesota police ramp up fight to keep drivers' eyes on the road

As texting drivers get more adept at hiding their crime, officers, too, are raising their game to catch them.

Sexting with student lands Burnsville High teacher in jail

The teacher also was a choir director at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

2 hurt in Prior Lake after vehicle occupants shoot at each other

Witnesses reported seeing gunfire coming from one of the vehicles and directed toward the other around 8 p.m. on County Road 21 near Carriage Hills Parkway, said Police Chief Mark Elliott.
Say it ain't snow: Flakes are in the forecast tonight

Say it ain't snow: Flakes are in the forecast tonight

Only a trace is likely in the metro, but a couple inches could pile up in Cambridge and northwestern Wisconsin
Dad, two teenage daughters among dead in St. Paul shooting

Dad, two teenage daughters among dead in St. Paul shooting

Three people were fatally shot and a fourth victim was critically injured in an early morning shooting at an apartment building in St. Paul's Payne-Phalen neighborhood, with one suspect in custody and the other dead, police said.
New Prague teen's grief drives home warning about texting and driving

New Prague teen's grief drives home warning about texting and driving

A driver with her eyes on her phone instead of the road killed her grandfather, Joe Tikalsky, 79, as he crossed a country road in front of his house to get his newspaper.

87-year-old driver killed when car he was driving collides with semi in NW. Minn.

The crash happened Tuesday morning north of Thief River Falls.
Effort to ban Minn. drivers from using mobile devices is fizzling

Effort to ban Minn. drivers from using mobile devices is fizzling

Despite widespread support from advocacy groups, law enforcement and Gov. Mark Dayton, a bill that would prohibit drivers from using hand-held cellular phones and other electronic devices faces long odds of passing this session and likely will be deferred until next year.

Sherburne Co. man fatally shoots himself during standoff at his burning house

The standoff lasted for nearly two hours.
'Put down the phone. You are killing us,' pleads Minnesota man

'Put down the phone. You are killing us,' pleads Minnesota man

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month, a good time to put away the phone while driving.
Car break-ins skyrocket in Uptown area of Minneapolis

Car break-ins skyrocket in Uptown area of Minneapolis

"A lot of these are crimes of opportunity," said Sgt. Corey Schmidt of the Minneapolis Police Department. Police warn motorists to take their valuables with them or lock them in their trunk
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