INDICE DE GALERIAS
KIMT News 3 -- Distracted driving isn't a LOL matter when it comes to safety on Minnesota roads.
And Law Enforcement in Minnesota was tackling that issue today.
Agencies partnered up to conduct a one day "Distracted Driving Enforcement" effort.
70 deaths and more than 8,000 injuries occur from distracted driving each year.
Whether it is texting, emailing or eating, authorities say you need to be concentrating on driving.
"Try to focus on the driving," Lt. Jeff Strom of the Albert Lea Police Department said. "If there is some other activity you have to do, pullover to the side of the road, give it a few minutes, do whatever activity you have to do alongside the road. Then, go back to resuming you're driving. And again, pay attention to what is going on."
More than one thousand citations were issued last year as a result of texting 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.