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MN Fireworks Bill Vetoed

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Minnesotans who were hoping to celebrate the 4th of July legally with big fireworks will have to continue to go across the river.

 Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the bill that would legalize the sale and use of larger fireworks. 42 different organizations, including the State Fire Marshall, the Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety and the Mayo Clinic all opposed the bill.

In the release Dayton said, "Most Minnesotans are responsible enough to ignite and explode those inherently dangerous devices properly and safely. Unfortunately, some are not."

Since 2002, an average of 79 people are hurt by fireworks every year around the 4th of July.

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