Fourth of July

What happens if there’s rain for Moorhead fireworks?

"We know the show will go on. As soon as they load the fireworks, we have to shoot them off."

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Independence Day Firework Shows may be in for a bit of rain. The Moorhead Business Association says that even if it does rain, the show at Horizon Park must go on. Organizers say that they won’t have to worry about people getting wet as they will be viewing the shows from inside their cars. In the event that…

Tips to Keep Pets Safe During Fourth of July Fireworks

It's best to keep them inside in an escape-proof room

FARGO, N.D. –You might be enjoying the celebrations tomorrow night, but the Fourth of July fireworks can be a very stressful time for your furry loved ones. To keep pets from running away because of fireworks, Homeward Animal Shelter says it’s best to keep them inside in an escape-proof room. You can also turn on music to calm them down….

Fourth of July Fireworks to Return to Mount Rushmore in 2020

The show was discontinued in 2009

MOUNT RUSHMORE, S.D. — Fireworks will return to Mount Rushmore for the Fourth of July celebration in 2020. The show was discontinued after 2009 due to concerns related to the pine beetle infestation that increased fire concerns in the Black Hills National Forest. The forest has since rebounded, and there have been advances in pyrotechnic safety. Gov. Kristi Noem says the…

Not Many Missing Pets Reported to Metro Law Enforcement

Homeward Animal Shelter Only Recovered A Couple Dogs Found on the Streets

FARGO, N.D. — Even with fireworks bursting in the air throughout the Fourth of July, animal agencies across the metro did not scoop up many missing pets wandering the streets. Staff from the Homeward Animal Shelter reported lower than average recovery totals for stray animals on Wednesday. Fargo Police says that there were no calls made concerning animals that ran away…

MSUM Puts on 5656 Ooh & Aah Fireworks Show on Independence Day

The stadium can seat more than 5,000 people

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Hundreds of people saw the fireworks at MSUM’s 45th fireworks show last night. Although the show didn’t start until 10:30, the party got started way beforehand with a performance by Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome. They have played at the MSUM fireworks display each year it’s been put on by the Moorhead Business Association. While some have made it…

Generations Come Together on Fourth of July to Learn About Freedom

Many different definitions of freedom converge and help people learn about each other

WEST FARGO, N.D. — For twenty years, James Kinlaw put his life on the line to protect his country while serving in the US Navy. Now living in Fargo, Kinlaw does not regret the sacrifices he made to protect the flag. “It’s an honor, it could be frightening depending on the circumstances, it could be very fulfilling, it’s something that…

History on Full Display for All Generations at Bonanzaville

People could take a step into the past at July 4th celebration

WEST FARGO, N.D. — People who came to Bonanzaville to celebrate the Fourth of July had a unique opportunity to take a step back into the past. Through many different exhibits, kids and grown–ups alike could witness how life was like centuries ago. People could interact with actors from the past and have some fun with different events. The celebration allowed…

Getting Your Fireworks Fix Before the Fourth of July

July 3rd and 4th are the busiest days of the year for places like Memory Fireworks

HORACE, N.D. — Sparks are getting ready to fly for Uncle Sam’s birthday tomorrow but before they do, you’ll need to get some fireworks. KVRR’s Danielle Church has more on everyone getting their last minute purchases. Today and tomorrow are the busiest days Memory Fireworks has all year. People flood into their shop all hours to spend a pretty penny on…

How to Stay Safe While Using Fireworks

Use water to prevent disposed fireworks from reigniting

WEST FARGO, N.D. — When you light fireworks on the Fourth of July, make sure you’re doing it with care. Firefighters say a key thing to remember when using fireworks is that everything that goes up must come down. Sparklers, which can heat up to over 1,200 degrees, can also be dangerous. “Children are the main users of sparklers. They’re intrigued…