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KIMT News 3 -- A new study shows driving isn't the only focus for teens when they are behind the wheel.
Texting while driving has become an epidemic across the country.
Nearly half of 15,000 teenagers surveyed in a national study admitted to texting while driving.
Law Enforcement says there are several reason why this is becoming a big issue across the nation.
"Some of it is because they don't realize the consequences or cannot fathom them or make the judgment," Sgt. Jacalyn Sticha of the Minnesota State Patrol said. "And that is just part of us growing through our adolescence and adulthood.>
The study shows young drivers who admitted to the risky behaviors are more likely to engage in others.
That includes not using a seat belt and drinking while driving.
Albert Lea Salvation Army Captain Jim Brickson has finished in a three-way tie in his world bell ringing attempt.
It's a season for giving.
A north Iowa affordable housing program is receiving a grant that will go towards home repairs in Cerro Gordo County.
The different weather conditions has the Minnesota DNR urging people to not let their guard down when hitting the ice.
As the temperature drops, we're all reminded to bundle up this winter and avoid too much exposure.
A grant aimed to combat homelessness in Iowa may not have come at a better time.
The holiday spirit is being felt in southern Minnesota.
When the temps start dropping, going outside to start your car a few minutes before you have to leave becomes a winter routine.