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Legislative Notebook: Senate approves more Minnesota fireworks

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota skies could soon be lighting up on more than the Fourth of July.

State senators Tuesday approved a bill expanding legal fireworks 41-22. Some senators made fireworks sounds during the vote.

Democrat Sens. Dave Tomassoni of Chisholm and Keith Langseth of Glyndon, among others, argued Minnesotans already are buying fireworks in neighboring states. Tomassoni said expanding availability in Minnesota would bring money to the state through taxes and fees.

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