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New $5 Taxi Service In Mankato

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There is a new cab company in town and they are charging a five dollar flat rate to take riders anywhere within Mankato and North Mankato city limits.

The founders of Blue Earth Taxi (507-388-2227) say they started the service because they saw a need for more, and cheaper cabs in Mankato.

Owner Darius Knox, "Basically Thursday, Friday, Saturday night, I have witness numerous college student begging anyone that drives past with a vehicle for a ride home."

Chief Driver and president David Lau says, "We set the low flat rate of 5 dollars knowing that wont keep us in business, but we believe the customer will pay a price that they feel good about."

And they believe if riders appreciate the bargain, they will give a generous tip.

The business currently has two cabs, but hopes to expand once they can get more licenses from the city