Changes to Minnesota Statute 624.20 now allow for the public sale, possession and use of a limited number of, but not all, consumer fireworks.
Summary of Changes to Minnesota Fireworks Laws
Sale, possession and use of some nonexplosive and nonaerial consumer fireworks is now permitted in Minnesota on or after April 30, 2002. Examples include items such as sparklers, cones and tubes that emit sparks, novelty items like snakes, and party poppers.
These consumer fireworks may not be used on public property (i.e. parks, roads, alleys, schools, government property, etc.)
Purchasers of these fireworks must be at least 18 years old and retailers need to check photo identification.
What Requirements Have Not Changed
Explosive and aerial fireworks are still prohibited for public sale, possession and use. Prohibited fireworks include firecrackers, bottle rockets, missiles, roman candles, mortars and shells.
Requirements for “public” display fireworks and certification for use remain unchanged.
Use of fireworks inside of structures is prohibited without written authorization of the Fire Marshal.