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Beach Rides business owners Evan Skaurud (left) and Jeremy Riggle have hired drivers to take people around Detroit Lakes on a “tips only” basis. They begin zipping around the south side of the city Thursday, July 3. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Beach Rides offers rides for tips around DL

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When Evan Skaurud of Ogema and Jeremy Riggle of Mahnomen took a vacation down in Florida last winter, they “smuggled” back a business idea that had taken off there.

It’s a business that they are launching Thursday in Detroit Lakes called Beach Rides.

“We have these low-speed, six passenger vehicles that haul people around for free,” said Skaurud, who says the open vehicle resembles a large golf cart, but is street legal with insurance and licenses.

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