DULUTH - Northeastern Minnesota is getting nearly $1 million to help make roads safer.
The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety made the announcement at the Duluth airport Wednesday morning.
$925,000 in federal grants will be awarded to advance traffic safety enforcement and education over the next ten months.
"These funds are critical to be a dent in the number of deaths and ensure safer roads for us all," Commissioner Mona Dohman said.
DPS officials say Minnesota experienced 363 traffic deaths over this past decade and 51 percent of those were unbelted occupants.