July 4th

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Minnesotans Shelling Out Big Bucks For Wis. Fireworks

Watching big fireworks displays on the Fourth of July is a big tradition for most families, but lots of people also want to light the fuses on their own pyrotechnic displays.

07/02/2012

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10 Red, White & Blue Food Ideas

America’s traditional colors are red, white and blue, and you can take your Fourth of July picnic, barbeque or pool party to the next level by serving Independence Day themed cuisine! All of these easy-to-make […]

06/28/2012

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Breaking From The Usual On The Fourth Of July

Fireworks displays happen everywhere on July 4th. But some cities and towns put a unique spin on this American holiday.

06/25/2012

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The History Of July 4th

4th of July means barbeques and fireworks. But it’s also arguably the most important day in our country’s history. Learn why.

06/18/2012

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Checklist For A Fun Day At The Beach Or Pool

A day of fun in the sun requires some planning. Here’s a handy checklist for a day at the beach, the lake or the local pool.

06/18/2012

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Competitive Eating, As American As It Gets

Competitive eating is as American as (lots of) apple pie. What does it take to be competitive in the world of competitive eating?

06/18/2012

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Part 2: Ultimate 4th of July Playlist, Modern

Whether you’re planning a barbeque, fireworks-viewing party or road trip, we’ve got your patriotic soundtrack covered! America’s countryside, cities, freedom and flag have been the inspiration for countless songwriters. Many of the U.S.’s most distinctive […]

06/13/2012

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Early American History Myths You Probably Believe

These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts. The following myths originated from poems, stories that changed over time or historical […]

06/13/2012

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Rep. Kriesel: Minnesotans Can Handle Bottle Rockets

The sponsor of a bill that would legalize fireworks in Minnesota beyond handheld sparklers and ground-based worms says Minnesotan’s are responsible enough to handle it.

04/03/2012

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Chanhassen Parade Honors Military Children

At the Chanhassen Rotary Parade, a special group of children got a standing ovation due to their special bond. Each of the 60 children has parents who are deployed service members.

07/04/2011

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Movie Blog: 10 Best Fireworks Sequences

It’s the Fourth of July, which means fireworks displays galore. But if you happen to be stuck inside this evening, you’ll probably want to take in a great display via a classic movie.

07/04/2011

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USA! USA! USA!

In celebration of July 4th, let’s celebrate with celebs wearing nothing but the flag! USA! USA!

07/01/2011

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Top 10 Books Written By Our Presidents

Commemorate this Independence Day by reading a book written by a President of the United States. Our current and former Commanders in Chief have composed many memoirs, political and social writings and even works of […]

06/13/2011

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Part 1: Ultimate 4th of July Playlist, The Classics

Whether you’re planning a barbeque, fireworks-viewing party or road trip, we’ve got your patriotic soundtrack covered! America’s countryside, cities, freedom and flag have been the inspiration for countless songwriters. Many of the U.S.’s most distinctive […]

06/13/2011

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Top 5 Patriotic Movies

While America does love its movies about sexy bank robbers knocking off banks and street-racers smashing up cop cars, there’s still always an audience for a good patriotic movie. Whether it’s about the US of […]

06/13/2011

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2011 Summer Parade Schedule

Check out where you can see marching bands, waving royalty and clowns aplenty at summer parades across the state!

06/01/2011

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Where To View Fireworks In 2011

Fourth of July means fireworks! Check out some of the local fireworks displays scheduled for the holiday weekend.

06/01/2011

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Listen Live! CBS Radio Special July 4th Programming

Listen live to special Fourth of July programming at these CBS radio stations wherever you are across the country. Whether you’re looking for summer favorites or country classics, there’s a weekend-long playlist for you and […]

06/01/2011

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Thomas Jefferson on the preamble of the Constitution Smoking ban in Wisconsin bars and restautants Beaver sculpture broohaha Lemonade stand builds business skills in kids

07/05/2010

A Rainy Fourth Of July

Rain could interrupt some July 4th activities.  

07/04/2010

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