Back to school: 2 bus accidents reported

Thousands of students in the Twin Cities and around the state headed back to school Tuesday. Two relatively minor bus accidents were reported. A bus driver was injured in Maplewood when a vehicle rear-ended the bus at County Road C and English Avenue. Minneapolis officials said a few students were aboard a bus when a vehicle hit it at the intersection of 49th and Camden avenues North, but no injuries were reported.
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Summer break has officially drawn to a close for thousands of Minnesota students who head back to class Tuesday.

Amid the morning traffic, there were two accidents involving school buses, although there were no serious injuries, WCCO reports.

A car struck a bus with middle school students in Ramsey County and the driver was injured, the Star Tribune reports. The crash was near the intersection of County Road C and English Street, Maplewood police said.

No one was hurt in an accident involving a school bus and a passenger vehicle at 49th and Camden Avenues North, WCCO says.

Among the milestones being marked in districts around the state on Tuesday: Minnesota's first Russian charter school opens in Minnetonka, and Wadena High School students will be a new building two years after a tornado hit the old one, KSTP reports.

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