Last year, the district’s call center experienced problems with long wait times and some parents’ questions left unanswered. This year, the number of call center staffers doubled from an average of eight to 16. Some also speak different languages to help address issues.
The head of a nonprofit says none of the children aboard a bus taking them to a Head Start program was seriously hurt when a car crashed head-on into the bus. In all, 16 people were injured in the crash.
Students and parents in Robbinsdale Area Schools are getting a hi-tech way to catch the school bus. The district is introducing a web-based GPS application called MyStop, which allows users to track a bus’ route map in real time, and gives estimated arrival times for individual stops.
The grandfather of one of the kids caught on a runaway school bus says he can’t believe no one was hurt. On Wednesday afternoon, dash cam video captured an Isle school bus driving erratically. At one point the bus goes in the ditch, and then somehow drives back out.
Eleven kids are OK after quick thinking stopped a runaway school bus Wednesday afternoon in Aitkin County. A sheriff’s deputy spotted the bus weaving when the bus driver was having a medical emergency and couldn’t pull over. “It was one of those things you don’t see every day,” Sheriff Scott Turner said.
Officials in northern Minnesota said state troopers had to use a tire deflation device on a school bus Wednesday afternoon after the driver suffered a medical emergency.
A school bus driver and a child were injured when a sedan crashed into their bus Tuesday morning in Hibbing. The crash happened just after 7 a.m. on Highway 5 near Townline Road, according to the Hibbing Fire Department.
Funeral services have been scheduled for the driver of a Larimore school bus who died when the bus collided with a freight train.
A car crash occurred between a car and school bus Friday afternoon in Anoka County, according to city officials. Anoka County officials said the bus was from the Oak Grove School District. The crash happened a little after 2:40 p.m. Friday.
A 48-year-old semi-truck driver is accused of illegally passing a school bus in a May incident where he nearly hit a girl getting on the bus in Kandiyohi County, according to court documents.
The young girl who was hit by a school bus in Otsego, Minn. on the last day of school has been listed in fair condition. Keira Devens, 6, was hit Thursday shortly after she exited the bus. It happened as the bus dropped students off at Padgett Avenue Northeast and 82nd Circle in Otsego.
The young girl nearly hit by a semi truck that illegally passed a school bus late last week said she’s still shaken up from the incident. Sixth grader Alexis Schwartz said she’s trying to keep her mind off last Friday’s incident. “The semi came out of nowhere, almost like, just scared the heck out of me,” she said.
The semi-truck driver who almost hit a sixth grader while illegally passing a school bus last week made contact with law enforcement officials just hours after authorities asked the public to help find out who was behind the wheel.
This time of year, you can hardly walk along a downtown Minneapolis street without running into a food truck. When the city passed an ordinance easing restrictions on these mobile restaurants the food truck phenomenon took off. But the restaurants themselves aren’t the only ones seeing a boost.
A woman is in the hospital after being struck by a school bus in downtown Minneapolis early Thursday afternoon, according to police. Shortly after noon, the woman was hit by the bus near the intersection of 3rd Street North and 2nd Avenue North and was trapped underneath for a period of time.
Officials with St. Paul Public Schools are apologizing after an 11-year-old boy was left sleeping on a bus. The incident happened last month at the end of the school day. The bus driver parked in the bus lot, but didn’t notice the sleeping student.
A 6-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle Monday morning while crossing the street to get to his school bus, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
A veteran school bus driver is being credited with some quick thinking that may have saved the lives of his passengers. Alfred Lewis, 59, was transporting four special needs students to Elm Creek Elementary in Maple Grove around 8:20 a.m. Thursday morning.
Time and snow have taken their toll on a school bus garage in east-central Minnesota. Forest Lake Area Schools closed its bus garage this week because of structural concerns.
Many of us take time to celebrate love during the month of February but one Minnesota couple sees to it that love is still celebrated even after a heartbreaking loss.
Authorities are on the scene of an accident between a car and a school bus Wednesday morning in the north Twin Cities metro. Ramsey County Dispatch has confirmed that a crash happened Wednesday morning near Silver Lake Road and County Road H2 in Mounds View.
Rescue crews responded to the scene of a rollover bus crash in Apple Valley Wednesday morning. According to authorities in Dakota County, the crash happened on Pilot Knob Road and 147th Street at about 6:45 a.m.
The 14-year-old boy accused of stealing a school bus Monday and crashing it into a gas station has been charged. The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office charged the boy with felony motor vehicle theft and two charges of criminal damage to property in connection with the incident.
Authorities said a driver suffered minor injuries after a car got into an accident with a school bus Wednesday morning in the south Twin Cities metro. The crash happened at about 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 11 in Burnsville.
A school bus driver has been charged with third-degree DWI after crashing into a tree with children on board Tuesday afternoon, according to Winona County authorities.