Uber and Lyft are now in 3 more Minnesota cities

Ride-sharing isn't just in the Twin Cities anymore.

Uber is expanding its wheelprint in Minnesota.

The ride-share company announced Thursday it has launched service in Rochester, Mankato and St. Cloud.

To mark the occasion, it's offering free rides up to $15 this weekend in all three cities. To get one, all you have to do is enter the promo code for your city – either RIDEROCHESTER, RIDESTCLOUD or RIDEMANKATO – in the payment section, and request a ride through the Uber app. (There are some conditions though, so click here to read more.)

These cities recently passed ordinances to allow transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft to operate in the city.

In fact, Lyft last week announced it was expanding its service to more than 50 smaller cities across the U.S., including Rochester, St. Cloud, Mankato, and Fargo.

Having these ride-share services is a plus for people living in these cities – and for people who visit them who are used to using these services, Emily Bertram of the St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau explained to the St. Cloud Times.

You can also be a driver. For more information on how to do that, click here for Lyft and here for Uber.

Duluth could be the next city in Minnesota to get ride-share services. Last December, the city started laying the groundwork to allow TNCs in the city, and Noah Hobbs, who drafted the proposal, told GoMN it could be voted on by March 27.

If it passes, the ordinance would go into effect 30 days later – so Lyft or Uber could be operating in Duluth by April 27, Hobbs said. 

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