Minnesota Fireworks Laws (#buzzkill)
Sparklers, fountains, smokey things…blah, blah, blah. I appreciate everyone’s concern for protecting me from myself (see helmet laws, seat belt laws, and lack thereof for fast-food, 96-ounce sodas, tobacco, & alcohol). I am a red-blooded American man that wants to shoot things into the sky and blow things up. Come on man.
Does South Dakota care less about the well-being of their citizens? Well, at least I can buy beer on Sunday. What? Wait a minute. What?
According to the Minnesota State Fire Marshall’s office, here’s what’s illegal in Minnesota for you and I:
- Any fireworks that are explosive.
- Any fireworks that are aerial.
- Firecrackers (any size).
- Sky rockets.
- Bottle rockets.
- Missile type rockets.
- Helicopters, aerial spinners, planes, UFOs.
- Roman Candles.
- Mines or shells (heavy cardboard or paper tube(s) attached to a base – upon ignition stars, balls or reports are propelled into the air).
- 1.3G Display (special or class B) Fireworks.
- Aerial shells.