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April 27, 2018
Randy Jahnke is the new director of Friendly Rider Transit which is based in Wadena on Harry-Rich Drive. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
Jahnke moving into top Friendly Rider position
April 27, 2018 - 10:11am
November 23, 2017
Operator Derrold Winter takes a seat down inside his Friendly Rider E-450 bus. Friendly Rider buses accommodate a variety of customers ranging from seniors to children. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal
Helping to 'drive' public transit traffic
November 23, 2017 - 10:18am
April 22, 2017
Friendly Rider has expanded their service with additional MnDOT funding. Courtesy photo.
Transit system receives MnDOT Expansion Funding
April 22, 2017 - 1:58pm
November 11, 2016
Friendly Rider Transit Director Ryan Damlo showed the advisory committee features on one of the new buses at a recent meeting. Anna Erickson/Pioneer Journal
Friendly Rider Ridership increasing as new service added
November 11, 2016 - 12:08am
August 20, 2016
Friendly Rider continues to expand and offer new routes to surrounding cities. Photo by Anna Erickson/Wadena Pioneer Journal
Friendly Rider expanding south into Todd County
August 20, 2016 - 12:10am
April 23, 2016
Josephine Weiher, of Wadena, won a grand prize for participating in the Give Transit-a-Try promotion last week. Driver Leroy Rentz, right, presented her with her two tickets to the Chanhassen Dinner Theater for Beauty and the Beast. Tickets were courtesy of 94.7 KSKK The Arrow in Wadena.
Ridership increasing for local Friendly Rider bus program
April 23, 2016 - 12:10am
August 1, 2015
A Friendly Rider bus is now equipped with a bicycle rack called B.O.B.
Friendly Rider now features B.O.B.
August 1, 2015 - 12:08am
July 4, 2015
Wadena and Becker County transit director Ryan Damlo talks about the future of the Friendly Rider program at an open house last week.
Friendly Rider moves to new location
July 4, 2015 - 12:10am
June 26, 2015
News briefs - June 25 edition
June 26, 2015 - 12:10am
April 24, 2015
Ryan Damlo is the new Transit Director for Wadena and Becker counties, which offer Friendly Rider bus service in Wadena and Becker County Transit.
Damlo steps into transit director position
April 24, 2015 - 12:10am
April 22, 2015

Front, from left, are Robin Grotberg and Amanda Peterson. Back, from left, are David Zeise, Linda Ness, Leroy Rentz, Roger Randgaard, Jim Cooper and Allan Knutson.
Friendly Rider drivers win safety awards
April 22, 2015 - 12:10am
October 17, 2014
In honor of her 100th birthday, Friendly Rider offers loyal customer Florence Christiansen a free bus ride to lunch at Behlianno's Take N' Bake, where co-owner George Behl, who's also the transit manager, picked up the bill.
Still riding at 100
October 17, 2014 - 12:00am
January 30, 2014
The building that formerly housed Bob's Auto is being remodeled to become the new home for the Friendly Rider transit service. It's directly adjacent to the county highway department, right across Harry Rich Drive from Sunnybrook Park.
Behind the scenes, changes abound for Friendly Rider
January 30, 2014 - 12:00am
December 13, 2013
Commission delays decision on Friendly Rider facility
December 13, 2013 - 8:21am