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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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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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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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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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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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For 1st Time, Fireworks Won’t Fly In Red Wing On July 4

This summer, for the first time since the scenic river town of Red Wing started celebrating Independence Day, it won’t have fireworks to mark the holiday. A committee couldn’t come up with the money necessary to put the show on.

07/01/2013

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DNR To Crack Down On Drunken Boating

With the Independence Day holiday approaching, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is ramping up enforcement this weekend against drunken boating.

06/29/2013

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Where To View MN Fireworks In 2013

We’ve got a list of many of the major Minnesota 4th of July and Independence Day events — check them out!

06/27/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Independence Weekend

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.

06/25/2013

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Best Places To See Fireworks In Minnesota

Young or old, everyone loves a good showing of fireworks. Here are the best places in Minnesota to see them.

06/21/2013

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Best 4th Of July Parties In Minnesota

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.

06/20/2013

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Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!

06/17/2013

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Good Question: How Does AAA Know How Many Of Us Are Driving?

Before every holiday we hear the same reports: a projection of how many Americans are going to get in their cars or hop on airplanes to travel.

11/21/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Who’s The Best On-Screen President?

Although they’re fictional, we all wish we could hail to these chiefs! But who deserves your vote as best?

11/02/2012

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Report: No July 4 Traffic Deaths In Minn.

July 4 is typically Minnesota’s deadliest day on the road, but the Minnesota Department of Public Safety says preliminary reports state no fatal crashes occurred in the state on Independence Day.

07/05/2012

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Hundreds Of Cyclists Go Pantless For Independence Day

Hundreds of cyclists celebrated their freedom on Independence Day by taking off their pants and riding through downtown Minneapolis.

07/04/2012

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Minnesotans Grapple With Record-Breaking Independence Day Heat

Crowds flocked to watch the fireworks at Minneapolis’ annual Red, White and Boom celebration, bringing bug spray, water bottles and even some portable fans to deal with Wednesday’s record-breaking heat.

07/04/2012

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Fort Snelling Creates July 4 Blast From The Past

No A/C, no electricity and clothes made out of wool. Many Minnesotans spent Independence Day living like it was the early 1800s.

07/04/2012

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Opinion: Celebrate The 4th Of July

Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.

07/04/2012

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A/C Use Sparks House Fire, 4 Escape

Four people escaped a house fire Wednesday after firefighters believe extensive use of air conditioning may have caused the electrical junction box issues, which kick-started the fire.

07/04/2012

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Police: Man Arrested For DUI With 3 Children In Tow

A St. Paul man was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly driving under the influence while three children were in the car, police say.

07/04/2012

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Good Question: The History Behind Grilling

Independence day is the busiest grilling holiday of the year. Why are we so crazy about cooking over a grill? Jason DeRusha looked into the unusual history.

07/03/2012

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Healthy Grilling Tips For Independence Day

Wednesday is Independence Day, and many people in Minnesota will be firing up the grill. Would you believe that a typical cookout meal can have more than a day’s worth of calories and more than two days’ worth of unhealthy fat?

07/03/2012

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