Amidst accusations of an incident between an Albert Lea bus driver and two student passengers, the Albert Lea Bus Co. has fired the unidentified driver. A spokesman for the company says that although they feel no crime was committed, their driver failed to use good judgment.
Walz, judge in dispute over Feeding Our Future case
A Ramsey County judge disputed Walz's claims that the Minnesota Department of Education was ordered by the court to resume payments to Feeding Our Future.
2 dead, 1 with life-threatening injuries in Hwy. 7 crash
Both drivers were not wearing their seatbelt, according to the State Patrol.
15-year-old Richfield football game shooting suspect arrested
A 16-year-old accused of instigating the altercation is also in custody.
3 arrested after homicide, burglary in Inver Grove Heights
Charges of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary are pending.
Woman dies after becoming trapped in Waseca house fire
Police tried to enter the home but heavy smoke prevented them from getting inside.
Eden Prairie-based crypto company files for bankruptcy
The company operates crypto-mining centers.
1 dead, 2 with life-threatening injuries in Minnesota crash
The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Friday.
School bus carrying students plunges into river southwest of Fargo
None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.
Richfield High School cancels weekend events after shooting
Two men were shot outside the school's football stadium
Sound of shots, mass panic at Richfield football game streamed live on YouTube
Gunfire caused panic at a varsity football game Friday night.
Gunfire outside stadium halts Richfield/Kennedy football game
This is a developing story.
K-9 search leads to $36K fentanyl seizure during traffic stop
A traffic stop was made after the vehicle was seen speeding through the area.
Protesters in Albert Lea rally against 'Deport Illegals' sign
About 200 people marched in the streets of Albert Lea Monday night to speak out against hate and intolerance toward the Latino community, the Albert Lea Tribune reports. The protesters oppose a controversial electronic sign, owned by Albert Lea resident Mal Prinzing, hanging high on the side of a building that had said, “Catch and Release – No!; Deport Illegals – Si.”
Marion Ross helps bring 'Happy Days' musical to Albert Lea
Thanks to the efforts of Minnesota native Marion Ross, a stage musical version based on her classic television sitcom "Happy Days" is coming to Albert Lea next summer. Ross helped the Albert Lea Community Theater obtain the rights to perform the musical, and will be coming back to city for the premiere.
U of M students rally for celebrity bus driver, the Jazz Man
A beloved bus driver got transferred off campus after reportedly giving a female passenger his number and offering to "talk jazz." Rob Thompson is well-known on campus for blasting jazz on his boombox and welcoming students aboard with "hey baby."
Duluth school bus full of kids crashes through yards, driver hospitalized
A Duluth school bus driver is hospitalized in critical condition after the vehicle filled with kids plowed through yards, uprooted trees and narrowly missed two homes. None of the 27 elementary school student on board was seriously injured. Emergency responders found the driver outside the bus having difficulty breathing.
Dodge Co. school bus driver charged with DUI
A 40-year-old school bus driver was charged with DUI after "poor driving conduct" was reported to the Dodge County Sheriff's Office, and a deputy smelled alcohol on his breath in the Hayfield area, roughly 90 miles south of the Twin Cities, KTTC reports. He had dropped off children at summer school before the arrest.
‘Deport illegals’ sign stirs controversy
A Latino nonprofit group is organizing a protest scheduled for Monday in Albert Lea near an electronic sign that some consider racist, while others defend it as free speech. The sign, posted high on the side of a building is owned by Albert Lean Mal Prinzing. It reads “Catch and Release – No!; Deport Illegals – Si.”
Bus driver advises middle school student to pick up gun on street
Robbinsdale school officials are investigating a gun found on a roadway that was handled by a seventh grade student. Around 8 a.m. Thursday, a school bus driver for the Robbinsdale School District noticed something on the side of the road and asked a middle school student to get off the bus and see what it was.
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