As July 4th rolls near we prepare to celebrate the birth of our nation. This usually means picnics, decorations, food and of course, FIREWORKS! What better way to celebrate our independence than with something that goes boom! As exciting as this is, we need to make sure that we keep safety in mind while celebrating. Fireworks can be very dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken, and it is for this reason that Minnesota has implemented stricter fireworks laws than some other states.
In Minnesota it is against the law to have fireworks that fly or explode. Some examples of illegal fireworks are:
• Bottle rockets
• Roman candles
• Mortars and shells
A more detailed list is available here
Also, fireworks cannot be used on public properties such as parks, roads, schools, etc.
Keeping this in mind, along with current social distancing and safety practices we can have a fun AND safe Independence Day celebration.
Thomason Swanson & Zahn would also like to let everyone know that our offices will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day, but we are here to answer any questions you may have in regards to fireworks laws or any other area you may need legal advice. Feel free to give us a call today 218-303-9549.