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The crash that killed Lisa Knudson was at least the third suspected instance in an 11-week-span of people dying in collisions in that part of the state while drivers were using their phones. One of the others cases also involved a triathlete killed while bicycling.
The field trip upset some parents at Gaia School. “It’s just a major breach of trust," said one parent.
Independent charter schools could be approved in 146 public school districts across Wisconsin under a provision added to the state budget, an expansion of the program drawing criticism this week from state superintendent Tony Evers and others.
Republican leaders in the Legislature are meeting privately with individual lawmakers, trying to broker deals that will lead to the budget-writing committee finishing its work on the two-year spending plan.
Makeshift House and Senate chambers with rollaway lecterns and portable microphones have been arranged for an impending special session. Now, Minnesota's Legislature just needs final budget bills to vote on.