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Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

This CBS Local Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.

06/12/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Fourth Of July Festivities

Yes, it seems like just yesterday we were all being beaten down by the long winter and polar vortex. Believe it or not, Independence Day is only three weeks away, and it falls on a Friday this year, making for a nice long weekend.

06/10/2014

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Minneapolis Aquatennial Goes Out With Quite A Bang

One of the biggest celebrations is going out with a bang. The Minneapolis Aquatennial highlights everything we love about Minnesota summers: the sunshine, the lakes and being outside. The festival closed late Saturday with one of the largest fireworks displays in the country. The Target Fireworks show is annual tradition, lighting up the late July sky above the Mississippi. Doug Taylor is president of Zambelli Fireworks Internationale.

07/20/2013

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Man Pulls Gun In Great Scott Fireworks Fracas

A Minnesota man faces potential criminal charges after pointing a handgun at another man’s head following a fight over fireworks Thursday evening. Officers were summoned to a home on the 7000 block of Sherwood Anderson Road.

07/05/2013

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Good Question: How Do Fireworks Get Their Shapes, Colors & Sounds?

Fireworks might have been invented in China 1,500 years ago, but we’ve been using them to celebrate since the U.S.A.’s first Fourth of July.

07/04/2013

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Fireworks, Grilling Safety Tips For The Fourth Of July

The Fourth of July is Thursday and that means many will be heading to fireworks displays or creating some of their own. That also presents several dangers if you don’t know how to set off your fireworks properly. It’s also important to remember what’s legal in Minnesota and what’s not legal as you get ready to celebrate our nation’s birthday.

07/03/2013

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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.

07/02/2013

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For 1st Time, Fireworks Won’t Fly In Red Wing On July 4

This summer, for the first time since the scenic river town of Red Wing started celebrating Independence Day, it won’t have fireworks to mark the holiday. A committee couldn’t come up with the money necessary to put the show on.

07/01/2013

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Where To View MN Fireworks In 2013

We’ve got a list of many of the major Minnesota 4th of July and Independence Day events — check them out!

06/27/2013

Watching Fireworks

Best Firework Displays Across the Country

From the patriotic heart of Washington, D.C. to the big city flash of New York, these spots are known for their impressive summer events.

06/21/2013

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Best Places To See Fireworks In Minnesota

Young or old, everyone loves a good showing of fireworks. Here are the best places in Minnesota to see them.

06/21/2013

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Illegal Fireworks Factory Created With Internet Help

It’s no secret that fireworks are dangerous to set off, but it turns out they are even more dangerous to make. A Wyoming man was severely burned while making illegal fireworks in a garage, according to Wyoming Fire Department Chief Dennis Berry.

05/20/2013

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1 Injured In Illegal Firework Factory Explosion

An illegal firework manufacturing operation was discovered Saturday in Wyoming after a man was hospitalized for 1st-degree burns. Wyoming Police say a 30-year-old man suffered severe burns after a flashover minor explosion in the garage at 7002 Lake Blvd late Saturday morning.

05/18/2013

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Fireworks Explode In Wis. Man’s Hand

Dunn County sheriff’s officials say a man suffered substantial injuries when a large piece of fireworks exploded his hand.

02/12/2013

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Minn. Family Wants Answers After Firework Injures Boys

A Minnesota family wants answers after they say their boys were badly hurt by a leftover firework.

09/26/2012

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