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In this undated photo, Justice, left, and Shelah Martinez pick out their favorite fireworks at the Galaxy Fireworks stand in Willmar. While the National Fire Prevention Agency would prefer consumers to not use fireworks, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety recently released a list of tips to make home firework shows safer and more enjoyable. The list also reminds residents of the legalities of being caught with illegal fireworks. Tribune photo

For those caught using illegal fireworks, injuries could be the least of your concerns

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Fireworks are a Fourth of July tradition and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is urging consumers to use extra precautions when lighting and watching fireworks.


In Minnesota any firework that leaves the ground or explodes is illegal. These include bottle rockets and Roman candles.

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