ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud Fireworks Committee has announced details of a flyover central St. Cloud this morning as part of the "Salute to July 4th 2020". An update to the announcement includes a time change.

Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing of the Minnesota Air National Guard will make a low-level flyover of the Granite City at approximately 10:35 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

The fireworks committee says the day will include a brief and meaningful fireworks salute from an alternate location, an online virtual 'best of' St. Cloud area fireworks show, and an online educational tribute to the history of Independence Day.

St. Cloud area community members will be encouraged to look and listen from their doorsteps or backyard for the salute tonight at 10:00 p.m.

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You will learn which direction to look and listen shortly before 10:00 p.m. tonight via area media outlets and social media. There will be no organized Fireworks activities in Hester or Wilson Parks this year. No pyrotechnics will be launched from a barge on the Mississippi River.

The changes are being made in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on large gatherings.

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