Fourth Of July

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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.

6 hours ago

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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.

21 hours ago

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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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Metro Homeowners Hope Holiday Boaters Follow No Wake Rules

High water will have a big impact on boating plans this Fourth of July weekend. No wake zones remain in effect on several area lakes. The slow speed is making for a quiet holiday on Prior Lake where many boaters didn’t even bother to get out on the water.

07/04/2014

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Flood-Ravaged Delano Holds July 4th Celebrations

It’s been just over a week since Delano battled flood waters on the Crow River. The river crested at more than 21 feet, the second highest in history. Several businesses in the downtown area were forced to close along with a busy bridge. Homes were also threatened by the high water.

07/04/2014

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Health Watch: Your Beverage May Have More Alcohol Than You Think

Here’s a little tip if you’re planning on drinking at your 4th of July party – your drink, may be stronger than you think. And depending on how it’s made, you could be consuming more than you intended. The National Institutes of Health says most people don’t realize how much alcohol is actually in a drink. So they’ve created a new online alcohol calculator to help.

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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Canterbury Park Strives To Recover From Weather Woes

The storms have taken their toll on our yards, basements and in some cases, our nerves. But at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, the storms have hit hard in some different ways. In a rare move, they canceled races a few weeks back and then they had to do it again, according to Marketing Director John Groen.

07/03/2014

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5 Things You Did Not Know About Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

There’s probably a lot you don’t know about the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest so here are five things that may surprise you.

07/03/2014

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17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

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