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Minnesotans will not be able to legally buy and use more powerful fireworks.

Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the bill Saturday night, saying it was "probably the toughest decision I have had to make."


In a letter to legislators, he said that while most Minnesotans are responsible, "some are not."

"It is the government's foremost responsibility to protect the safety and well-being of its citizens," Dayton wrote.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.