Fireworks retailers are open in North Dakota starting today.
For the next week people will be flocking to buy some great balls of fire.
Jon Schaeffer wanted to see what one vendor is expecting from customers this year.
The ooh's and aahs of spectators are what any firework user look for. For the people that sell the colorful explosives-- they are expecting a better year than last.
(Bob Heringer/ Owner Bob's Fireworks) " We're anticipation with a better economic situation a better situation with the water I mean we're not flooding everybody is gonna be able to enjoy the show." This expectation means more fireworks on the shelves for Bob. "Our inventory is up considerably we brought in a total of 91 different 500 gram cakes and we've got a lot more inventory than the whole salers have got." But after purchasing one of these noisy displays make sure you operate it legally. "In the city of Bismarck Fireworks are totally illegal to fire inside of city limits. Anything that needs to be ignited is illegal." That includes sparklers and snakes. For Bob--there's one reason he keeps on selling. "I've never grown up. I'm still a kid at heart." Some people have dropped 7 thousand dollars at Bob's Fireworks in one visit -- but if you aren't looking for as big of a show or are a first time user Bob has some tips. "What we'll usually do with that is guide them to a smaller artillery pack and start em in the 200 gram cakes up to the 500 gram cakes aske them of their budget and we can fit any need." In Bismarck--Jon Schaeffer KXNEWS.
You are able to set fireworks off in Mandan on July 2nd and 3rd from noon to midnight as well as noon to 2 am on the 4th of July.