Fourth Of July
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.
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.
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.
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:
The Fourth of July weekend means more people on Minnesota’s lakes, so the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging water safety.
More than 40 million Americans are expected to travel somewhere this 4th of July holiday weekend and if you’re going by car, expect it to cost you. Gas prices are at a six-year high!
The Fourth of July holiday is coming up and backyard barbecues are sure to be abundant. While food and good company are a great start to any celebration, it’s always good to have a few games on hand if things get dull. Plus, who doesn’t like a little competition? Here are a few games, ranked from worst to best that offer up some fun and won’t require you to go indoors during your summer bash.
With the second rainiest June on record, all that standing water in ponds and lakes may leave you feeling itchy. “Mosquitos develop in places that are dry most of the time, but then fill up with water after a rainstorm,” said Metropolitan Mosquito Control District Communications Coordinator Mike McLean. We’ve really seen those kind of places fill up.
With 41 million Americans expected to travel this year, highways and airports will be packed with travelers looking to take advantage of the 3-day weekend.
Minnesota health officials say a few basic precautions can help keep families healthy at the pool and beach. Despite the recent rain and flooding, the Fourth of July holiday is expected to be busy at Minnesota’s beaches and pools. Health officials say best way to prevent water-borne illnesses is to keep germs out of the water in the first place, even chlorinated pools.
In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July
Fourth of July parades take place all across the country and signify not only our collective patriotism, but also local pride. Homemade floats abound and are as unique and individual as the spirit that carved out our country.
Fireworks are a lot of fun, and many families enjoy setting off these sparkly treats every Fourth of July. Make sure to follow these tips to ensure a safe holiday for you and your family.
Craft projects can be enjoyed by guests of all ages at your Independence Day cookout.
This CBS Local Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.
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.
A decades-old tradition is heading back to the island next summer after a number of years off. Organizers with the Taste of Minnesota have announced that the popular summer event will return to Harriet Island next Fourth of July weekend.
Five car crash-related deaths and 560 DWI arrests occurred during the Fourth of July holiday period, says the Department of Public Safety. During the holiday period – from Wednesday, July 3 at 5:30 p.m. through Sunday, July 7 – there were five people killed in four crashes. Three of the deaths were motorcyclists killed in two separate crashes on July 4 – the deadliest day of the year on Minnesota roads, according to DPS records. On the evening of July 3, a bicyclist was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in south Minneapolis.
The man who was shot and killed in a shooting on the Fourth of July has been identified. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said 26-year-old Muhyadin Mohamud Farah died of a gunshot wound to the chest on Thursday.
The Fourth of July weekend is a time to give thanks to the men and women serving our country. No one knows that better than a family from Holdingford. Last year, while Christine Schreiner’s son, Lance Cpl. Andrew Schreiner, was serving in Afghanistan, she started a message board for him on her horse barn. That giant message board was a popular stop before our story aired last July. And the family says afterwards, it really took off.
Plenty of people in Minnesota ignored the message to not drink and drive over Fourth of July.
The American Red Cross says it is helping three adults and four kids after a St. Paul home started on fire on the Fourth of July.
The winter and spring may have been cold and wet, but Independence Day has proven worth the wait for many Minnesotans. It has been a beautiful Fourth of July already, and the great weather weekend is just beginning.
A frustrating Fourth of July is in store for some Twin Cities families. Several lakes and rivers have dangerously high water levels in addition to storm debris floating on or just below the surface. The water is moving so fast that the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis and near Minnehaha Park has been off limits to all boaters for the last ten days. The locks for commercial barges just reopened Wednesday, but recreational boating is still prohibited.
Last year was the first time in 45 years there was an air show inside the Twin Cities. This year, the Minnetonka Air Show is going to be bigger and better, and it’s free. It’s a 4th of July spectacle of airplane acrobatics for crowds young and old.