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How Do Fireworks Work? Funny You Should Ask

Fireworks are as much a part of July Fourth as barbecues, parades and red, white and blue, but have you ever stopped to think what makes them flare up in the first place?

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Kimmel Lies to People About the 4th of July [Watch]

Happy 4th of July! Let's celebrate by watching Jimmy Kimmel make fun of how little Americans know about the holiday in this edition of 'Lie Witness News.' Thank you ABC. Thank you Jimmy. Thank you Val's (for no reason other than I like hamburgers).

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Minnesota Fireworks Law: If It Flies Or It Explodes, It’s Illegal

Staying out of trouble when it comes to Minnesota fireworks laws is pretty simple -- if it flies or explodes, it's illegal. Bottle rockets, firecrackers, and roman candles are out. Sparklers, snakes, spark emitting fountains, and poppers are in -- but remember, none are allowed on public property.

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Fourth Of July Jello Shots [How To Video]

Looking for special something to bring to your 4th of July bash? How about these easy-to-make 4th of July jello shots? (Seriously, I was convinced I was going to make these for an entire 30 seconds -- before I realized I had some cold PBR in the fridge; conveniently already in red, white, and blue cans.)

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Two Minnesota Cities Make the List for Best Places to Celebrate the 4th of July

I don't know about you but I've had some pretty awesome 4th of July celebrations here in Minnesota, so it comes as no surprise that our state has two cities on Wallethub's list of best places to celebrate Independence Day.

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Minnesota Ranks 34th On List Of Most Patriotic States

The 4th of July is just a few of days away, so the number crunchers at WalletHub have fired up the old Patri-o-meter to determine which states are the 'most patriotic.' Minnesota came in at 34th on their list. Virginia nabbed the top spot; New York finished on the bottom.

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Top 10 Memorial Day Songs

Country music has the power to help us heal a broken heart and cope with some of life's unfair circumstances. In this list of the Top 10 Memorial Day songs, we spotlight the tender lyrics in songs like 'Some Gave All' that honor those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.

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Memorial Day Ceremonies Planned Around St. Cloud Area

There are plenty of events and ceremonies in honor of Memorial Day this weekend. The National Moment of Remembrance will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday. All Americans are encouraged to take a moment of silence in honor of the men and women who have died in service to the United States.

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Mother’s Day is This Weekend and I Don’t Know What to Get My Mom

Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday and I'm stuck on a gift for my mom.  I need your help!

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Cino De Mayo Fast Facts Every Minnesotan Should Know

Today is Cino De Mayo and in honor of the holiday we've put together some fast facts!

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Easter Was My Favorite Holiday When I Was a Kid and That Hasn’t Changed

I love Easter!  Yes, even more than Christmas!

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Maple Grove Home to One of the Largest Easter Egg Hunts in the Midwest

Easter has always been my favorite holiday.  When I was a kid it was all about the Easter Egg hunts.

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