Fourth Of July

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Fourth Of July Travel: What To Expect And How To Prepare

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.

06/30/2014

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Health Officials Offer Safe Swimming Tips

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.

06/28/2014

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Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

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

06/17/2014

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Creative 4th Of July Parade Float Ideas

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.

06/16/2014

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Fourth Of July Fireworks Safety Checklist

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.

06/16/2014

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DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard Party

Craft projects can be enjoyed by guests of all ages at your Independence Day cookout.

06/16/2014

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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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Taste Of Minnesota To Return Next Summer

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.

10/17/2013

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DPS: 5 Road-Related Deaths, 560 DWIs During July 4th Holiday Week

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.

07/08/2013

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Man Killed In Fourth Of July Shooting Identified

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.

07/07/2013

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Barn Remains A Growing Symbol For Troop Support

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.

07/05/2013

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State Patrol: 225 DWI Arrests Over The Fourth Of July Holiday

Plenty of people in Minnesota ignored the message to not drink and drive over Fourth of July.

07/05/2013

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Red Cross: St. Paul House Fire Displaces 3 Adults, 4 Kids

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.

07/04/2013

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WWII Vets, Politicians & ‘CCO Faces Shine In Minnesotan Parades

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.

07/04/2013

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