St. Paul Fourth of July fireworks move to Capitol

The city of St. Paul has a plan to save its annual Fourth of July fireworks display.

The fireworks were supposed to be part of the Taste of Minnesota festival, but flooding on Harriet Island forced the festival to relocate to Waconia -- 40 miles west.

The new plan is to center the display over the state Capitol. Mayor Chris Coleman says the new location will change where the best seats for spectators are.

"Stay away from the river. It's dangerous. Stay away from the bluffs. You can't see them from there anyways," he said. "So come down, grab a spot by the Cathedral or wherever and take light rail."

Coleman says Wells Fargo, The Minnesota Wild and the Visit St. Paul tourism bureau will pay for the display.

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