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MASON CITY, IA - Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest times for travel but if you're out on the roads expect to see more law enforcement officers out there too.
The Iowa State Patrol is stepping up their enforcement in hopes of discouraging motorists from driving under the influence.
Troopers say this is one of the most challenging weekends of the year due to the sheer number of drivers.
They hope by having more patrols, they can help keep roads safe this holiday.
"We're doing a special long-term project that will happen between memorial day and labor day and over the weekends. We're actually putting extra officers on the roadways to work later in the night to help drive down OWI and alcohol related accidents," said Sergeant Richard Pierce.
Authorities in Minnesota are also out in full force this weekend.
they're stepping seat belt enforcement as part of this month's "Click it or Ticket" campaign.
The holiday spirit is being felt in southern Minnesota.
The different weather conditions has the Minnesota DNR urging people to not let their guard down when hitting the ice.
When the temps start dropping, going outside to start your car a few minutes before you have to leave becomes a winter routine.
A local housing trust fund is receiving some grant money that will go into a new project to provide housing for people with disabilities.
The unemployment rate for the country dropped again and experts say it's reflecting locally as well.
The Kensett man faced vehicular homicide charges.
We're expecting frigid conditions throughout the rest of the week but one group in Floyd County is helping to bring energy efficient heating to families in need.
People were strapping on their fun Christmas gear and getting ready to run or walk to celebrate the 18th annual Festival of Trees.