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As buses turn onto U.S. Highway 71 from Horace May Elementary, they use an acceleration lane allowing them to merge with traffic heading north into Bemidji. Pioneer Photo/Ben Karkela

Safe or unsafe? Recent accident at new Horace May School intersection causes MnDOT to speak out

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For Lynn Eaton, the fatal accident that occurred Monday at Horace May Elementary School hits close to home.

"It's so emotional right now," the Northwest District transportation engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation said. "We have several members here in the District whose children go to school there. Our traffic engineer's daughter was in the teacher's aide class."


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