A 25-year-old man from Dilworth, Minn., lost part of his hand in a firework explosion, authorities say. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said Jason Holweger lost two fingers on his right hand at about 10:22 p.m. Friday in northwestern Minnesota. He was reloading a two-inch wide cannon-style firework when the charge detonated in his hand.
Watching big fireworks displays on the Fourth of July is a big tradition for most families, but lots of people also want to light the fuses on their own pyrotechnic displays.
The state House has moved a step closer to allowing Minnesotans greater access to legal fireworks.