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Reaction mixed to legalization of fireworks

By Nick Johansen

The first Fourth of July celebration with statewide legalized fireworks in over half a century is in the books.

Legislation passed by the Iowa legislature earlier this year lifted the ban, which had been in place since the 1930s following a citywide fire in Spencer. Some cities, including Red Oak, passed ordinances to restrict the dates, times, and usage of fireworks, while Montgomery County, and other locations, followed the state law as-is.

Red Oak city administrator Brad Wright said despite the ordinance, there were some issues with residents sticking to the rules.

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