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Police: Greenwood Man, 54, Critically Hurt By Fireworks

A 54-year-old Greenwood man is in critical condition after a fireworks mishap earlier this week, according to South Lake Minnetonka police.

07/24/2015

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After 4th Of July ‘Singeing’, Stewart Mills Trims His Well-Known Hairstyle

Stewart Mills III has a new look thanks to a Fourth of July “singeing” incident. On Wednesday, the former eighth district congressional candidate tweeted his new look, saying his “haircut fixed a lot” after the BBQ incident.

07/09/2015

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Player’s Dad: C.J. Wilson Lost 2 Fingers In July 4 Accident

The father of Tampa Bay cornerback C.J. Wilson told a Charlotte television station that his son lost two fingers in a July 4 fireworks accident.

07/09/2015

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Iowa Boy Injured By Falling Bullet While Watching Fireworks

Council Bluffs Police say a bullet someone fired into the air wounded a 7-year-old boy who was watching fireworks with his grandparents.

07/05/2015

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Crews Battle Eden Prairie House Fire

Everyone is OK after a house fire in Eden Prairie early Saturday morning. Officials say the fire call came in around midnight on the 10000 block of Laurel Drive.

07/04/2015

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Wis. Fireworks Retailer Sees Holiday Business Boom From Minnesotans

Located just four miles from the border in Somerset, Wiscsonsin, the parking lot at Fireworks Forever is bustling. And most of the plates you’ll find come from just across the river.

07/03/2015

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St. Louis Park Man’s Firework Burns A Reminder Of Their Danger

Victor Valdez burned his back while he was camping with friends in Le Sueur. After a friend set off fireworks, a shell burned through his tent as he slept and burned his back, leg and the bottom of his foot as it exploded.

07/03/2015

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The Dos And Don’ts Of Fireworks In Minnesota

It’s time to celebrate our independence in the best way we Americans know how: lighting fireworks! Ahead of the July 4 weekend, it’s important to keep in mind a few safety tips and legal restrictions on fireworks in Minnesota.

07/03/2015

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Movie Blog: 10 Best Fireworks Sequences

It’s the Fourth of July, which means fireworks displays galore. But if you happen to be stuck inside this evening, you’ll probably want to take in a great display via a classic movie. These are 10 of the top best scenes involving fireworks in movie history.

07/02/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets For Fourth Of July

We’re working for the weekend, and not just any weekend but the Fourth of July weekend! That means there are a ton of events around town to celebrate the holiday.

07/02/2015

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Survey: Mpls. Is The Best Place To Celebrate Fourth Of July

The Twin Cities is the place to be if you want the best bang for your buck this Fourth of July weekend. Finance website, Wallet Hub, ranks Minneapolis the number one city in the U.S. to celebrate the Fourth!

07/01/2015

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Fireworks Dealer Reports Major Theft; Police Believe Thieves Reselling

It is the biggest week of the year for fireworks dealers. And it seems it may be the biggest week of the year for fireworks stealers.

06/29/2015

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DPS Offers Tips For Fourth Of July Firework Safety

The Fourth of July is just a week away, and with the holiday comes barbecues, yard games and fireworks. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding people to exercise caution when around fireworks this Fourth of July.

06/26/2015

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Celebrate The Fourth Of July Without Fireworks

If the nearest July 4th fireworks display isn’t so near, there are other ways to have a safe and sparkly holiday. Read on for some of these creative ways to light up your 4th of July when a fireworks display isn’t an option.

06/26/2015

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Podcast Page: 2-3-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A Timberwolves Ticket Tuesday…..click the link above to listen to Erik Paulsen discuss vaccinations, President Obama’s Budget and more.

02/03/2015

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Meet The Man Behind The Aquatennial Fireworks Show

It’s rated as one of the top five fireworks displays in the country and Saturday night, you can see it for yourself in Minneapolis. The 75th-annual Minneapolis Aquatennial will wrap up with a bang for the annual fireworks display.

07/26/2014

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Family Friendly Guide to Minneapolis Aquatennial

The Minneapolis Aquatennial celebrates if 74th year with a celebration filled of fun events for the entire family. The 2013 Aquatennial kicks-off in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis with a jam-packed weekend of fitness, music, water, and historic activities.

07/18/2014

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Post-Midnight Fireworks Rile Minneapolis Residents

Since the Home Run Derby started late, it ended late and fireworks from an All-Star Gala didn’t go off until after midnight. The fireworks were near the Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis, and they woke up many people.

07/15/2014

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Man Hurt After Firework Goes Off In His Hand

A 33-year-old Minnesota man was injured when an aerial firework went off in his hand Monday evening. According to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened on 289th Avenue Northwest in Zimmerman at about 7 p.m.

07/08/2014

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Used Fireworks Blamed For Fire That Destroyed ATV

Authorities in Stearns County say used fireworks may have sparked a fire that destroyed a trailer and all-terrain vehicle. No one was hurt. The sheriff’s office says the fire was reported late Friday night in North Branch.

07/05/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Fourth Of July Edition

It’s Independence Day, so we’re hitting “reply all” to your Fourth of July Good Questions. Some viewers have wondered: Why our nation’s colors are red, white, and blue?

07/04/2014

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Pre-Fourth Of July Activities Total Mpls. Man’s Car

A Minneapolis man woke up Wednesday to see his car had been set on fire and police say fireworks are to blame. It all happened on Tuesday just before midnight as a security camera rolled. The fireworks totaled Bobby Wilber’s car.

07/03/2014

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For Vets With PTSD, Fireworks Can Trigger Painful Memories

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the birth of our nation, but for many veterans the sounds of the celebration can bring back painful memories. For combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fireworks can take them back to what they experienced during war.

07/03/2014

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Podcast Page THE WCCO MORNING NEWS WITH DAVE LEE 7-1-14

Click the link above to listen to highlights from Tuesday’s Show!

07/02/2014

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