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Officers Michelle Leffelman, left, and Tabitha Carrigan of the Bemidji Police Department have organized a child seat give-away June 23 for low-income families in the area. Three types of seats are available by appointment. Monte draper | Bemidji pioneer

Bemidji car seat give-away aims to help needy

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BEMIDJI - The last time Tabitha Carrigan wrote out a ticket for a driver failing to have children restrained in their car seats, it turned into a pricey penalty for the parent.

Workers at a local fast food restaurant called police to report the parent, who had ordered food through the drive-up window, was traveling with five children, none of whom were properly restrained.

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Steve Wagner
Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner can be reached at 701.780.1104 and swagner@gfherald.com. Prior to joining the Herald, Wagner worked at the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He also previously worked at newspapers in the Twin Cities and Iowa.
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