Minnesota politicians, businesses hopeful for new firework bill
26 Feb 2020
Gov. Tim Walz recently voiced support for the bill, which would expand the types of fireworks people over 18 years old can buy in the state, including bottle rockets and Roman candles. Some people say legalizing this type of pyrotechnics will bring revenue back to the state, while others are concerned about increases in injuries and fire hazards.
Steve Haines is a partner and co-founder of Bear Creek Pyrotechnics in Hinckley. He estimates that expanding legalized fireworks would increase his revenue tenfold or twentyfold.