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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 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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