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

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

A two-week Click-It or Ticket campaign runs through June 4
Passerby pulls woman from vehicle that plunged into Lake Calhoun

Passerby pulls woman from vehicle that plunged into Lake Calhoun

The woman was booked into jail on probable cause of drunken driving.
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

Part of Washington Av. reopens; police investigate stabbings

A segment of Washington Avenue in downtown Minneapolis has reopened, but police continue to investigate a double stabbing. Two men were stabbed around 4:30 a.m.…
Mpls. traffic agent struck by car pleads with motorists to 'pay attention'

Mpls. traffic agent struck by car pleads with motorists to 'pay attention'

Jennifer Schlosser is on the mend after being hit by a car on Sept. 12 and hopes to return to the streets.
Amber Alert canceled: Abducted child found after woman stabbed

Amber Alert canceled: Abducted child found after woman stabbed

Authorities have canceled an Amber Alert after a 2½-year-old boy who was kidnapped during a domestic situation early Tuesday in Minneapolis was found and is safe. The suspect in the abduction has been arrested.
Man sets parked car on fire in Hopkins; police offer reward

Man sets parked car on fire in Hopkins; police offer reward

The fire occurred outside an apartment building on 11th Avenue last week.
The Drive: The high cost of DWI, speeding

The Drive: The high cost of DWI, speeding

Blemishes on your record can raise car insurance rates by hundreds — or even thousands — of dollars a year.
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.
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