Those who use fireworks this year should do so safely.
Fireworks go on sale soon throughout the state. Before purchasing and releasing fireworks, Valley City Fire Department Chief Gary Retterath warns residents to stay safe during fireworks season.
The sale and use of fireworks in North Dakota is allowed from June 27 to July 5. In Valley City, fireworks can only be released from 8 a.m. to 11 p,m. One must be at least 12 years old to purchase fireworks in North Dakota. Bottle rockets are illegal to buy or sell in the state.
More in Thursday's Times-Record.