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The burned hand of a Bayport, Minnesota, man — the result of a sparkler accident last month — is being used to show the danger posed by legal fireworks this Fourth of July weekend. (Photo provided by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety)

Celebrate a safe July Fourth

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With the July Fourth approaching, Americans across the country are gearing up to take part in traditional outdoor activities.

Whether plans call for fireworks, grilling or swimming, health experts are offering tips to stay safe this weekend and keep Independence Day a blast.


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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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