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From Almont to Zap, anyone in need of a ride can Uber — if there’s a driver nearby.

The ridesharing mobile phone application announced Monday it’s expanding statewide, making North Dakota one of the first states for this breadth of service.

The amount of time it takes for a driver to get to your location may vary based on where you are in the state, Uber spokeswoman Charity Jackson said.

“Their investment will provide access to flexible earning opportunities and a new, reliable mode of transportation for people in every corner of our state. Today’s announcement is an exciting development as we continue to work to bring 21st century services to all communities — urban and rural — across North Dakota,” Gov. Doug Burgum said Monday in a statement.

Uber's competitor, Lyft, already offers statewide service. The smaller rideshare company expanded across all of North Dakota and 32 other states last year to raise ridership and gain market share over its rival.

Uber started in Fargo in 2015, followed by Bismarck and Grand Forks last year.

Over the next few weeks, Uber will take applications and screen residents interested in driving for the service.

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Reach Jessica Holdman at 701-250-8261 or jessica.holdman@bismarcktribune.com

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