Like everywhere else in the United States, the Minnesota fireworks laws are unique to that specific state. Before using any type of fireworks such as sparklers for weddings, it is very important to know all of the Minnesota fireworks laws to prevent any type of fines or legal problems on your big day.
Whether you live in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Duluth, or any other city in Minnesota, breaking the local fireworks laws can ruin your wedding in a big hurry; even though it’s home to the oldest rock in the world, 3.8 billion years old, found in Minnesota River valley. Below we have list the current Minnesota fireworks laws to help prevent any unwanted problems when using wedding sparklers on your big day.
State of Minnesota Fireworks Laws:
Permitted: Wire or wood sparklers, ground-based sparkling devices which are non-explosive and non aerial, and contain 75 grams or less of chemical mixture per tube or a total of 500 grams or less for multiple tube items and include: fountains, cones, illuminating torches, wheels, ground spinners, flitter sparklers, flash / strobes, and novelty devices including snakes, glow worms, trick noisemakers, party poppers, and snappers.
Prohibited: All aerial fireworks and explosives such as firecrackers.
Selling Period: Year round.
Age of Purchase: 18 years of age.
More Facts About Minnesota:
Nickname: North Star State / Gopher State / Bread and Butter State
Motto: L’Etoile du Nord (The star of the north.)
Statehood: May 11, 1858 (32th)
Origin of State’s Name: Based on the Dakota Sioux Indian word for “sky-tinted water,” referring to the Minnesota River or the state’s many lakes.
Largest Cities: Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Bloomington, Duluth, Rochester
Border States: Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Land Area: 79,617 sq. mi., 14th largest
State Bird: Common Loon
State Flower: Pink and white lady’s-slipper (cypripedium reginae)
State Tree: Red Pine (pinus resinosa)
State Song: Hail! Minnesota