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The Bar Hopper, owned by Jamestown, N.D., native Jon Vannett, is a pedal-powered vehicle chartered by riders who can bring their own alcohol and drink as they cruise city streets while a hired, sober driver steers. Special to The Forum

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A pedal-powered vehicle built for 15 met another roadblock in getting approval from Fargo to allow drinking aboard.

The City Commission voted 3-1 to deny Jon Vannett permission to allow riders to drink alcohol on his Bar Hopper vehicle.


The Bar Hopper is allowed to run in Detroit Lakes and Moorhead because Minnesota law allows an exemption for alcohol aboard such a vehicle.

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