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Unexpected growth in Nordic program causes complications

Photo Illustration by Ayelet Prottas. Nordic coach John Dyste retrieved his Class B bus drivers license to drive the Nordic team to and from practice every day. Dyste got his license because there was a shortage of bus drivers.

Samantha Klepfer

January 31, 2020

As the Nordic ski team kicked of their season, they were faced with a problem: one bus did not fit all 81 skiers. According to coach John Dyste, the teams’ practices ended up being canceled because they couldn’t fit everyone. “We canceled going anywhere (for practice) one day,” Dyste said. “We h...

Bus driver celebrates students’ birthdays

Bus driver Jay Wolkenbrod sings

Sofie Geretz

January 8, 2020

According to bus driver Jay Wolkenbrod, being a bus driver for four years has enabled him to stay with students throughout their academic  career. “I went through training and I've had the same route for four years and have seen some of my kids go from elementary to middle school and middle sc...

Bus driver shortage yields issues

Because of the shortage of bus drivers, the St. Louis Park and Benilde-St. Margaret cross country teams had to share a bus to their meet Sept. 25.

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

October 23, 2018

Reflecting on her bus ride with the Park freshman and junior varsity football team Sept. 13, senior girls’ tennis captain Sidney Hosfield said the experience was uncomfortable and frustrating. “It was really crowded and uncomfortable and it smelled bad,” Hosfield said. “We had a trailer so at least ...

Construction causes conflicts with school bus routes

Construction on Brunswick and Hamilton and other St. Louis Park side streets causes school bus riders a bumpy ride on their way to school. This portion of the construction includes street rehabilitation and watermain.

Creston Halstead

October 3, 2017

According to the Agnus Corporation who run St. Louis Park Transportation, the bus routes have gotten worse ever since construction began this summer. Construction season commenced in May and since then, construction crews tore up multiple roads throughout the city. According to St. Louis Park City...

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