Mitchell City Council opens door for ride-hailing service

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MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) - The Mitchell City Council has opened the door for the ride-hailing service Lyft.

The Daily Republic reports that the council voted 7-1 on Monday to approve a taxicab license for a Lyft driver, over the objection of local taxi service owner Art Streetman.

Streetman said his company and two other businesses likely will fold if Lyft comes to town.

City officials in Sioux Falls this week announced that at least five taxi companies there plan to call it quits a year after Lyft arrived.

Information from: The Daily Republic, http://www.mitchellrepublic.com

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