Minnesota cities struggle to find the funds for fireworks displays

Published 9:30 am Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Whether it’s from a grassy hill overlooking the river, out on a boat at the lake, or in a comfy camping chair at the local city park, Minnesotans love watching fireworks.

You might already have a favorite Fourth of July fireworks show, but is it among the best in Minnesota? We asked members of MPR’s Public Insight Network to talk about their favorite fireworks shows, what they like about fireworks and whether their community fireworks shows have had less pizzazz — or have been canceled altogether — during the recession.

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For a city of 8,000, Stewartville in southeastern Minnesota is proud of its fireworks show. People come from bigger cities like Rochester and the Twin Cities and pack an area near the Root River where the fireworks are shot into the air.

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