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March 3, 2009
Higher bus fares opposed
Transit supporters have lined up Twin Cities residents who depend on buses to testify at a series of legislative hearings. Lawmakers at the Wednesday and Thursday meetings will hear commuters seeking more transit funds, with testimony coming at a time when the Metropolitan Council...
March 3, 2009 - 8:06am
February 5, 2009
Hearing will happen on transit plan
The chairman of the Senate transit subcommittee reversed directions Wednesday, now promising to consider a bill that would take $95 million out of Twin Cities transit funding and spread it among school bus programs statewide. "Please accept my sincere apology for my remarks dismissing...
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Senator wants more bus money
ST. PAUL - Sen. Joe Gimse announced a plan to take $95 million from Twin Cities transit funds, and another $5 million from rural funds, to increase spending on school bus programs statewide. It is a plan that Democrats in control of the Minnesota Legislature say they will not consider....
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
November 13, 2008
5-year-old left alone on bus in Cass County; driver fired
BAXTER, Minn. -- Police are investigating why a 5-year-old kindergarten student was left on his bus and not dropped off at a Baxter school. Baxter Police Chief Jim Exsted says the boy was found unharmed in the bus at the Cass County home of the bus driver. Exsted says the boy had...
November 13, 2008 - 12:00am
August 5, 2008
Prosecution rests; Franco defense witnesses testify about man leaving scene from fatal bus crash
WILLMAR -- The prosecution rested this morning, and the defense team began calling witnesses in the trial of Olga Marina Franco del Cid, 24, of Minneota. Franco is accused of a total of 24 criminal charges stemming from the fatal Feb. 19 school bus crash near Cottonwood. Three witnesses...
August 5, 2008 - 12:00am
July 31, 2008
Opening arguments set for this morning in crash trial
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Opening arguments will begin at 8 a.m. today in the trial of the Guatemalan woman accused of causing the fatal school bus crash near Cottonwood. Jury selection was completed around 2 p.m. Wednesday in the trial of Olga Marina Franco Del Cid, 24, of Minneota, who...
July 31, 2008 - 12:00am
July 29, 2008
Six jurors picked in bus crash case; Franco may not testify
WILLMAR -- Six jurors were selected Monday in the trial of Olga Marina Franco Del Cid, 24, of Minneota, who is accused of causing the fatal Feb. 19 Cottonwood school bus crash. Juror questioning began Monday morning before Judge David W. Peterson at the Kandiyohi County Courthouse....
July 29, 2008 - 12:00am
July 10, 2008
Judge denies change of venue in Cottonwood bus crash case
MARSHALL -- The trial of Olga Marina Franco Del Cid, the 24-year-old Minneota woman charged in the fatal Cottonwood school bus crash, will begin July 28 in Kandiyohi County District Court in Willmar. In an order issued Tuesday, District Judge David W. Peterson denied a second motion...
July 10, 2008 - 12:00am
March 17, 2008
Bus driver's world is one of 'organized chaos'
What's does driving a school bus entail? When she hears that question, Katie Burdash, of Cottage Grove, just laughs. "Yesterday a little first-grader forgot where he lived," she said. "It took awhile for him to remember his last name, and when we finally figured it out I called...
March 17, 2008 - 12:00am
February 6, 2008
Letter: Avoid long bus rides for kids
Transporting young children across district school boundaries is inefficient, and costly, wasting taxes the public has entrusted our school board to use responsibly. Continuing with the status quo is suspect to justifying budgets rather than doing what is best for our children. ...
February 6, 2008 - 10:00am