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Jordan Pierce of Kandiyohi, left, helps Adam Blieger of Willmar buy fireworks Tuesday afternoon at the Youth for Christ TNT Firework tent in the Walmart parking lot. Caryn van Dijk, program director for Joppa, a young-adult ministry through Youth for Christ, said she has sold fireworks in the Cub Foods parking lot for the last four years while different church organizations have staffed a tent that has moved between the Menards and Walmart parking lots."It's a good fundraiser," van Dijk said. "We get to ...

Minn. fire officials urge safe handling of fireworks

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WILLMAR -- It's just days until the nation celebrates its independence. The fireworks stands have been open, and reports already are filing in about improper or illegal use of fireworks.


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