Palmer Bus Service, Inc.

Mountain Lake

Mountain Lake


Site Manager:Doug Penner
Address: 1112 4th Ave.
Mountain Lake, MN 56159

Palmer Bus Service has been serving the Mountain Lake community by safely transporting students since 2015. We safely transport about 500 students each school day in Mountain Lake.

Mountain Lake School District #173 consists of one K-12 school located in Mountain Lake, MN.

Mountain Lake is located in Cottonwood County and is about 130 miles southwest of the Twin Cities.

Doug Penner manages Palmer Bus Service of Mountain Lake, MN. Doug has been involved in the Transportation Industry in some form since 1980. He drove school bus for three years right out of high school and started back up in 2014. Doug worked in numerous car and implement dealerships along with being a commercial over the road driver for 13 years. Palmer Bus Service came into the Mountain Lake school system in the fall of 2015 and Doug started as Terminal Manager at that time. Doug has always enjoyed anything with wheels. He has modified a couple custom pickups and ATVs over the years. Doug enjoys taking care of his lawn and detailing cars for others. Of course, his family comes first before all of this!! Motivation for driving a school bus is that he really enjoys working with the kids.

Our Mountain Lake Team

five Palmer Bus Service drivers

Core Value Award Winners for Palmer Bus Service of Mt. Lake 2020-2021

Core Value Award Winners for 2020-2021

These drivers faithfully served the Mountain Lake community by safely transporting students and exemplified our Core Values all school year. They demonstrated:

SAFETY by being accident free and completing every monthly safety training before it was due.
INTEGRITY by always conducting themselves as a professional driver.
DIGNITY by completing daily pre trips, and ensuring their bus is swept, clean and fueled.
HELP by being present to drive almost every single school day.
COMMUNITY by safely transporting students!

Congratulations and thank you for your superior service!