Fourth Of July

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Minnesota State Parks Draw Record Holiday Weekend Crowds

Minnesota state parks drew record crowds on the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and park officials say there are still great recreational opportunities ahead for the rest of the summer. Department of Natural Resources figures show occupancy at state parks hit 84 percent.

07/15/2015

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After Rough 2014, Lake Minnetonka Businesses Welcome Big Holiday Weekend

Minnesota’s lakes and rivers are always a top destination over the Fourth of July. But last year’s record rain led to no-wake restrictions on several lakes around the state. For businesses that rely on that boating traffic it made for a quiet holiday on the water, but this year is a much different story.

07/05/2015

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Extra Water Patrols Out On Lake Minnetonka For 4th Of July Weekend

The Fourth of July is the busiest day out on metro area lakes. And it makes for a hectic weekend for water patrols. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office have extra patrols out on Lake Minnetonka this weekend.

07/04/2015

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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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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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Beef Prices Continue Rise Ahead Of Fourth Of July Weekend

Around this time last year, the price per pound for ground beef stood at $3.88. Just two months ago, the Bureau of Labor Statistics increased the price to $4.13. Now, it’s topping five dollars at local meat markets.

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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4 Things To Know From July 3, 2015

From increased security for major Fourth Of July event to heavy traffic expectations, here are the four stories to know for Friday, July 3.

07/03/2015

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Good Question: Why Do We Celebrate Independence Day On July 4?

The Fourth of July is the celebration of America’s independence, but here’s a little known fact: We didn’t actually declare our independence on that day.

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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FBI On High Alert For Fourth Of July Terrorist Attack

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are asking Americans to remain vigilant to the threat of a terror attack over the Fourth of July weekend.

06/30/2015

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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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Wander Minnesota: Fourth of July Weekend

The Fourth of July is this Saturday and not surprisingly, it looks like many communities are going to have festivities all weekend. Besides the usual community fireworks and parades, there’s a lot to choose from around the state. If your Fourth of July plans take you out of the metro, you’ll find plenty to do. Here’s a sampling.

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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AAA: 41.9M Americans Expected To Travel For Fourth Of July

Roughly 41.9 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more from their homes this Independence Day, according to AAA. AAA said this is up .7 percent from 2014 and the most Fourth of July travelers since 2007.

06/25/2015

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July 4th Party Games For Adults And Kids

Get a little creative this Fourth of July. Here are five fun party games to entertain all the guests at your upcoming holiday barbecue.

06/24/2015

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Healthy & Fun Fourth Of July Foods

Be both healthy and festive at your Fourth of July BBQ with these red, white, and blue dish ideas.

06/23/2015

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Brooklyn Center Man Pleads Guilty To Murder At 4th of July Party

A Brooklyn Center man has pleaded guilty to second-degree unintentional murder in connection to a fatal shooting at a Fourth of July party last year in north Minneapolis. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office says 25-year-old Joseph Lee Smith is accused of shooting 28-year-old Cabrie Young in the chest after a fight broke out at a party on the 3400 block of Dupont Avenue North.

06/05/2015

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Keillor To Celebrate 41st ‘Prairie Home’ Anniversary

Once was not enough for Garrison Keillor. He’s going back to Macalester College this summer for another anniversary celebration of “A Prairie Home Companion.” Keillor will bring his radio show to the St. Paul college for a special 41st anniversary live broadcast on the Fourth of July.

04/18/2015

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Taste Of Minnesota Staying In Waconia This Summer

The Taste of Minnesota festival will be staying in Waconia this summer.

02/02/2015

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Red Lake Women Sentenced For Fatally Stabbing Man With Fork, Knives

A 26-year-old woman was sentenced Wednesday to more than six years in prison for stabbing a man to death with a grill fork and kitchen knives last Fourth of July, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Alison Ann Brown, a member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for one count of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Byron Lussier Sr.

10/08/2014

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Dog Goes Missing In May, Returns For 4th Of July

A Buffalo family is complete again. Sophie the yellow lab had been missing from her family since May. But with a little legwork and some police work, she’s back. For Christine Marroquin and her three kids, it’s been a rocky few months.

07/07/2014

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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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