Reporter | Traffic and transportation

Tim Harlow covers traffic and transportation issues in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and likes to get out of the office, even during rush hour. Harlow also covers general assignment and breaking news and weather. 

Harlow previously spent four years covering Washington County news and writing about family events and festivals. He is a resident of Robbinsdale and earned a communications degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., and a masters degree in communications from Bethel University. In his free time, he likes playing sand and indoor volleyball.


Training academy cuts could mean fewer state troopers next year, Public Safety officials say

About 40 recruits were set to go through training in 2021, officials said.


Weekend traffic: Westbound I-94 to be closed in Minneapolis for repaving

MnDOT will close I-94's westbound lanes between Hwy. 280 and Interstate 35W from Friday night to Monday morning.


Special ATF team in St. Paul to help determine cause of apartment project fire

The early Tuesday blaze broke out at the site of the $69 million Marriott hotel and apartment complex, sending flames and smoke shooting high into the air.


Folks rush to help pit bull found tied to St. Paul tree, with mouth wired shut

Humane Society of the Unit­ed States offered a $5,000 re­ward for tips that might lead authorities to those who left Riptide for dead.


Rollover crash in New York Mills leaves at least 1 dead

Two men from Moorhead, Minn., were in the BMW that crashed on Hwy. 10.


Lyft introduces expanded app in Twin Cities that includes public transit info

The Twin Cities is one of the first markets nationally to get the upgraded app, along with Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and other cities.


Fire heavily damages $69M project in downtown St. Paul

A hotel and apartment complex under construction across the street from the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul caught fire early Tuesday, and part of the structure collapsed.


Hands-free law marks one year: More than 19,000 tickets issued

A year after the hands-free rule began, deaths from distracted driving lower .


Minneapolis reduces number of beaches with lifeguards

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board doesn't have enough lifeguards, so starting Friday it's reducing the number of beaches with lifeguards from five to three.


Mystery seeds in the mail may be part of a 'brushing' scam

Unsolicited packages may be used to boost products' ratings in online marketplaces and may indicate compromised personal information.