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The Bar Hopper, owned by Jamestown, N.D.-native Jon Vannett and seen in this 2010 photo, is a pedal-powered vehicle chartered by riders who can bring their own alcohol and drink as they cruise streets while a hired sober driver steers. Forum file photo

Owner of Bar Hopper in Fargo hits another roadblock -- officials say state must decide fate

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FARGO - The owner of a 15-seat pedal-powered vehicle that allows alcohol on board took another shot Wednesday at getting permission to operate in Fargo.


But city officials say it's up to state lawmakers to decide the fate of the Bar Hopper because those on board would violate a North Dakota public-drinking law.

Owner Jon Vannett approached the city's Liquor Control Board and the City Commission last year, when he was told the vehicle violated public consumption laws.

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