Fourth Of July
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.
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.
On July 3, 1776, the day after the Second Congressional Congress declared the colonies’ independence, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife, Abigail.
Minnesota’s corn crop has grown slower than the average this year, but it looks like the crop will be knee-high by the Fourth of July. The weekly crop report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn statewide grew an average of seven inches last week, and is currently about 17 inches tall.
If your Fourth of July plans have you on the Mississippi River, there is one area where boats can’t travel. A log jam near Raspberry Island in downtown St. Paul, has doubled in size since last Friday.
This Independence Day, put aside the burgers and hot dogs and try something a little more adventurous. Stu, the “King of Barbecue” has some easy recipes.
If you’re going to be out on a lake for the Fourth of July next week, officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said you better have a sober driver on your boat. The DNR said extra patrols will be out on Minnesota lakes next weekend for the Fourth of July holiday.
The Fourth of July is next week Thursday, and not surprisingly, it looks like many communities are going to have festivities spilling over into the weekend that follows. Besides the usual community fireworks and parades, there’s a lot to choose from around the state.
Young or old, everyone loves a good showing of fireworks. Here are the best places in Minnesota to see them.
Hey there America, are you ready to step out and party? It is time for the Independence Day celebrations throughout the Minnesota region this July 4th holiday. So come on out and have some fun at these great party festivals.
Celebrate the Fourth of July with WCCO at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. A free outdoor event with food, fun and live music from Maiden Dixie, Boogie Wonderland and Arch Allies. The night ends with a fireworks display!
Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!
Brooke Welch is out on Lake Minnetonka, enjoying a boat ride that’s been months in the making. “It’s been a long winter, really cold so we are happy to be out on the water,” Welch said. Unfortunately for most boaters enjoying the weekend on water, gas prices in Minnesota are third highest in the nation – right behind Alaska and Hawaii.
Several residents have been staking out their spots for Delano’s Fourth of July parade since Monday, marking off areas of sidewalk with chalk and caution tape.