All the latest from July 4th

Americans Celebrate Independence Day With Pomp, Dazzle & Eating ContestsAmericans celebrated the United States' 241st birthday in both joyous and serious ways, from flashy firework displays for massive crowds to small-town parades.
Gold Star Family Hopes Americans Understand The Cost Of FreedomJan Vanek truly knows the cost of freedom.
'Red, White & Boom' Coordinator Teases 'Big Surprise' For FireworksThe biggest event of the year in one Twin Cities park is underway Tuesday evening, and things are about to get loud.
Protesters Take Rep. Paulsen's Parade Spot After No-ShowU.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen is taking heat for being a no-show at Edina's Fourth of July parade.
Mpls. Celebrates Fourth Of July With Red, White & Boom!Thousands of people will celebrate America's birthday at Red, White and Boom! in Minneapolis.
What Do Americans Buy For Fourth Of July?Many Americans will celebrate the nation's birthday in some way this Fourth of July. So, what exactly are people doing and buying for the holiday?
Good Question: Why Do We Celebrate The Fourth Of July With Fireworks?It's an Independence Day tradition -- as soon as it's dark out, our skies light up. The American Pyrotechnics Association estimates there will be 16,000 fireworks shows across the country around the July Fourth holiday.
Business Is Booming This Fourth Of JulyA Tuesday celebration of America's independence means Minnesotans are spreading out the fun.
Quiet Holiday Weekend On Lake Minnetonka For Law EnforcementThe most noticeable difference at Big Island is among younger boaters. Lt. Vnuk said undercover operations and strong enforcement have led to a drop in underage drinking.
Gas, Beef Prices Hit Lows This Fourth Of JulyMany people are finding a welcome surprise when they go to the gas station and to the grocery store.
Officials Warn MN Fireworks Rules Apply Even When Purchased In Wis.With the Fourth of July just days away, people are racing across the border to Wisconsin to scoop up fireworks to celebrate with.
DNR Increasing Drunk Boating Patrols For Holiday WeekendOfficers across the state are stepping up patrols on Minnesota lakes this holiday weekend.

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