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The National Weather Service is forecasting some chances for storms the next few days. The greatest chance of damaging wind gusts will be Tuesday night or Wednesday.  

Firework-Free Campgrounds For 4th of July

Jul 4, 2017
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While the Fourth of July is all about fireworks for lots of people, the loud pops and glaring explosions can be nightmarish for others, including veterans of military service who suffer from mental health challenges like PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder). In Michigan, 11 state parks are designated as fireworks-free zones for that very reason. 


Fourth Of July Fireworks Displays

Jul 3, 2017

Here's a partial list of fireworks displays on Monday and Tuesday night. 

Dogs Need Protection from July 4th Fireworks

Jul 3, 2017
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Tomorrow is Independence day which means a lot of barbecues and fireworks for Americans. 


Over the 4th of July holiday weekend, the evening sky over many parts of the U.S. will be filled with color. But who makes sure that show runs smoothly? Learn from one MI company about some of the safety precautions and the economical reasons why most fireworks are not made in the U.S.

No. 5 Michigan St. Edges Out W. Mich, 37-24

Sep 5, 2015
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Despite the Western Michigan Broncos pulling to within 10 points in the fourth quarter, Michigan State was able to hang on and top the Broncos, 37-24 at Waldo Stadium. 

Fireworks over Lansing
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For some veterans, the sound of fireworks brings back disturbing memories. Now, there's an effort to subdue the noisemaking aspects of Fourth of July celebrations.


Bigger fireworks, bigger safety concerns

Jul 3, 2014
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We’re celebrating Independence Day as a nation tomorrow, and that means fireworks. Michigan relaxed its fireworks sales law in 2012, so there are now more roadside stands and large retailers hawking their wares.

Lawmakers in Lansing are considering some changes to the Michigan’s controversial new fireworks law.

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Some state lawmakers are already discussing possible changes to Michigan’s new fireworks law.

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Happy Independence Day!  As we celebrate our 236th birthday as a nation, you might not see as many fireworks light up the sky this evening.  The long stretch of hot, dry weather we’re experiencing is forcing many local authorities to postpone their fireworks displays.  For fireworks retailers, the season has been a good news, bad news story.  Some vendors are seeing the weather bite into their revenues, but they’re also reveling in a new state law that allows them to sell more pyrotechnics than ever before.

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City of Lansing officials say it will ban fireworks from Adado Riverfront Park Wednesday night at the city's Independence Day celebration.  

A statement from the office of Mayor Virg Bernero says the ban is due to dry conditions and to ensure safety.

Lansing Area Fire Departments Set Burning Ban

Jun 27, 2012
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Lansing area fire officials have imposed an outdoor burning ban to take effect Friday morning.

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A suburban Detroit mayor says a new ordinance under consideration in his city could challenge state law making powerful fireworks legal in Michigan.

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Grand Rapids is among a growing number of Michigan communities seeking to silence more powerful fireworks that now are legal in the state.