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Safe Ride, a local sober cab option, is the result of planning and collaboration from numerous people and organizations. From left are Karl Jacobson of Slim's Bar and Grill; Ashli Bowen, who serves on the Drug Free Coalition Steering Committee and is executive director of the United Way of Bemidji Area; Jay Passa, who is with Bemidji State University peer educators and is a DFC Coalition member; Bill Smith, owner/operator of 1st City Taxi/Safe Ride; Dawn Eve of Jammers; Mitch Rautio of Keg 'N' Cork; Dave...

Safe, sober ride home available

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Local residents now have an option for getting home safely after an evening of celebration.

Safe Ride is a nonprofit endeavor that provides safe, sober rides for people seeking transportation home.

"It's the first step in sharing the burden of adults drinking responsibility," said Jill Naylor-Yarger, director of the Drug Free Coalition of North Central Minnesota.

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