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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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