Tim Harlow | Star Tribune
Reporter | Traffic and transportation

Tim covers traffic and transportation issues in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and likes to get out of the office, even during rush hour.

Murder suspect Lois Riess had befriended another possible victim, documents say

Days before her arrest, Lois Riess seemed to follow the script of Florida crime.

Latest on Twin Cities road construction and detours

The annual road construction season has most of the Twin Cities detouring at every turn this summer.

MSP explores big changes in pricing, service to lure travelers back to ramps

Travelers may be able to prebook parking online and choose from an array of options with different price tags: remote lot? rooftop? closest to the door?

Massive rainfall forces closure of Hwy. 23 for weeks or months

Repair of 300-foot stretch could take months.

Ship that ran aground in Duluth harbor freed

The American Spirit was headed out to sea when it became stuck

MnDOT invests in new stop signs for primarily rural areas as crashes spike

MnDOT is spending $500,000 to festoon more than 1,000 stop signs with reflective red metal strips and place fluorescent yellow tape on more than 100 traffic signals primarily at rural intersections identified as high risk.

Family stung by omission of student who died by suicide from Isanti Middle School yearbook

The family of Kaiden Kauffman says it will push for changes in the Cambridge-Isanti School District.

Crystal-like pieces found in baseball cards at Apple Valley Goodwill not meth after all

Police think the substance was likely something to keep the cards moisture free.

Skyscraper-climbing raccoon gets her own clothing line

The raccoon that scaled a St. Paul skyscraper this week and had legions around the globe riveted to the internet to watch the drama now…

Skyscraper-climbing raccoon rescued, set free in the wild

The critter was lured to a trap containing wet cat food on the top of the UBS Plaza in St. Paul. It's been set free in the southwest suburbs.