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Uber Driver Arrested On Suspicion Of Drunken Driving

The highway patrol pulled over 45-year-old Mark Kelleh on I-94 in West Fargo

WEST FARGO, N.D. — An Uber driver is arrested after being suspected of driving drunk with a passenger on New Year’s Eve. The highway patrol pulled over 45-year-old Mark Kelleh on I-94 in West Fargo after allegedly running a red light. The trooper says he later found an open container in the car. Kelleh’s blood-alcohol level was far beyond the…

Shooting Victim Rescued by Uber Driver Near Stillwater

The Uber driver found the woman bleeding from the chest along a road near Stillwater.

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) _ Authorities say an Uber driver rescued a woman who had been shot and left to die along a road in Washington County. A 23-year-old St. Paul man, suspected of being in the U.S. illegally, is charged with attempted murder and kidnapping. A criminal complaint says the Uber driver found the woman bleeding from the chest along…

Number of Uber Drivers, Prices Affected By Blizzard Conditions

Some drivers are having car troubles themselves

FARGO, N.D. — The conditions outside mean fewer Uber drivers are on the road and that means it’ll cost you more to use the service. Some drivers can’t get their own cars to start or can’t get their cars through the snow. The weather means good business for the ones who are able to drive. One Uber driver, Dan Haglund, says…

Uber Offering Free Services this Election Day: How You Can Get to the Polls for Free

They are giving out one free ride per person to a polling location

FARGO, N.D. — Uber is offering a free service to give people an extra incentive to vote on Tuesday. They are giving out one free ride per person to a polling location. When you go onto the app this election day, you will see a small icon which will point you in the right direction. Non–profits have offered a sum…

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…

Windbreak Saloon Named Most “Ubered-to” Destination in North Dakota

Mall of America is the most popular destination in Minnesota, Rocking R Bar in Montana

FARGO, ND — The Windbreak Saloon will no longer be known just for its music, drink specials and games. The restaurant and bar can now add “most Uber-ed to” destination in North Dakota to its description. “It gets really rowdy and busy so there’re taxi cabs. There’s everybody lined up here when I get off of work,” said Krsti Severson. Severson…

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…

Minnesota Attorney: Prostitution Ring the “Uber of Sex Trafficking”

The women were often robbed, beaten, raped and worked up to 14 hours a day

  WASHINGTON COUNTY, Minn. — A Washington County, Minnesota attorney calls it “the Uber of sex trafficking”. Four Chinese nationals have been charged with a prostitution ring that stretched from the Twin Cities into Fargo-Moorhead, the oil patch and included a total of 29 states. Ads were placed allowing men to text and set up sex with women trafficked from…

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…