Shooter In Taxi Driver Killing in Moorhead Sentenced to Prison

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — The man who admitted killing a taxi driver in Moorhead is sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison. 19-year-old Willie Sparkman Jr. pleaded guilty in September in Clay County District Court to the second-degree murder of 24 year old Abdullahi Mohamed Abdullahi. Court documents show Sparkman and Kristy Vo attempted to rob Abdullahi for rent money…

Grand Forks Taxi Driver Assaulted with a Gun in Attempted Robbery

The driver was struck in the face by what he said was a large caliber revolver.

A Grand Forks taxi driver was assaulted with a gun in an attempted robbery on Wednesday. Officers responded to the call around 4:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Oak Street. The driver had been called to the area to pick up a customer when he was struck in the face by what he said was a large caliber revolver….

Uber, Lyft And Taxi Drivers Get Designated Spots In Downtown Grand Forks

There is also a designated area for party buses on 1st Avenue North next to United Valley Bank

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks now has designated ride share pick-up and drop-off locations in the downtown area. “We’re trying to do our part to help the citizens of Grand Forks enjoy the opportunities that our downtown nightlife has to offer”, said Cpl. Jon Lampi on Facebook. “Please use these areas to get you home safely.” Uber and Lyft…

Uber Adds In-App Tipping Service

Tipping is the first of many changes in the "180 Days' of Change" Initiative to fix the driving experience

FARGO, ND — Riders can officially tip their Uber drivers. The ride sharing company launched its in-app tipping service nationwide. This is the first of many changes in Uber’s 180 Days of Change initiative to improve its experience for drivers after years of misconception. “I don’t know if it’s more people misunderstood or Uber misleading people thinking they weren’t supposed…

Owatonna Man Facing Possible Charges in Fatal St. Cloud Crash

The driver of the van operated by Elite Taxi and one of two passengers in the vehicle were killed Saturday

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Charges are likely against a semi driver who struck a taxi at a St. Cloud intersection Saturday, killing two people. The Minnesota State Patrol said 61-year-old James Cockram of Owatonna was driving a semi on Highway 10 and St. Germain Street when he rear-ended a taxi being driven by 66-year-old Thomas Findlay of Sartell. The patrol…

Semi Hits Taxi, Killing Two People

Taxi is rear-ended by a semi in St. Cloud

A taxi is rear-ended by a semi on Highway 10 in St. Cloud, killing two people. The crash happened Saturday morning around 7:20. Police say a taxi van was rear-ended by the semi while the van was stopped at a red light on Highway 10 at East St. Germain Street. The taxi driver, 66-year-old Thomas Findlay of Sartell, and a…

A New Ridesharing Service Threatens Local Taxi Companies

Lyft, a competitor to Uber, launched in three North Dakota cities.

FARGO, N.D. — A new ridesharing service is now available in Fargo and Grand Forks. Lyft is Uber’s competitor and also allows someone to request a ride by using a smartphone app. Fargo, Grand Forks and Bismarck are three of 54 new cities now available to Lyft users. With another ridesharing service available to the public, traditional taxi companies are…

City Helps People Identify Legitimate Taxi Services

The New Year is bringing new rules for people giving rides in Fargo

FARGO, ND The New Year is bringing new rules for people giving rides in Fargo. Transportation providers including taxis, limos and services for the impaired will now require a decal starting January 1st. The decal shows the vehicle and driver fulfills requirements set by the city. The conversation started when Taxi Companies started to complain everyday people were giving rides…