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Posted by Brandon Vasquez on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at 10:30am.

Local Anchorman Rick Kupchella has pulled together links for you to best enjoy the firework celebrations of July 4th that are nearest you:

Flooding has changed some plans for Fourth of July celebrations throughout the state, but the show will go on.

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman announced Monday that St. Paul’s annual fireworks display will continue, despite Harriet Island being flooded causing A Taste of Minnesota to move to the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia.

“Fireworks have long been a part of our Independence Day celebration, and despite the flooding, I am excited that this important tradition will continue,” said Mayor Coleman said in a news release. “We want to thank Visit Saint Paul, the Minnesota Wild, and Wells Fargo for sponsoring this event on such short notice. I encourage families to pack a blanket, take light rail or bus to the Capitol Mall and enjoy an incredible display of fireworks.” 

The show will light up the sky from the State Capitol Mall on Friday at 10 p.m.

Flooding has forced other cities to move or alter their Fourth of July plans. The city of Delano, which saw a lot of flooding the past few weeks, posted on its July 4th website saying, “contrary to popular rumor, Delano has not floated away” and the show will go on, just with slight changes in location.

Best places to watch fireworks

Nearly every city across the Land of 10,000 Lakes has a fireworks show for the Fourth of July, so it can be hard to choose which one to watch. Based on a little Internet research, here are some of the best:

Minneapolis Red, White and Boom

The website Twin Cities Fireworks says Minneapolis’ Red, White and Boom (pictured) is one of the state’s largest and highest-budget fireworks shows. In addition to a long-lasting show, there’s also family activities, live entertainment and the annual “Hot Dam” 5K and half marathon. The fireworks show starts around 10 p.m. on Friday.

Yelp, a popular consumer review website, has a list of the best places to watch fireworks in Minneapolis.

Thanks Rick!

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