The Pioneer Press got it wrong. St. Paul did not cancel public fireworks. There hasn’t been any kind of city-sponsored public fireworks here since 2014. There will be fireworks after the Saints game at the ballpark in Lowertown. Those fireworks will be seen by ticket holders and those who live in the building surrounding the park.
Minneapolis has public fireworks over the river where everyone can see them but canceled this year because of the drought.
Fireworks are illegal in Minnesota and we have strict laws. Anything that explodes or flies is illegal, but the laws are not enforced.
Keep your hose handy this weekend.
Here are some pictures from 2014 and 2013. Both fireworks displays were sponsored by the city and held in locations where they could be seen for free and were visible for miles.