Fireworks Banned In Burleigh and Morton County

Bismarck and Mandan say lights out to fireworks.

But area vendors aren’t closing up shop. 

Fireworks can be sold but you can’t set them off in Burleigh or Morton counties.

I spoke to some local vendors about what that does to business.

The skies will be a little less bright this fourth of July.

“We’d go out on the boat and there’d be huge fireworks shows so now we can’t do that anymore,” Lexie Spotts, Mandan resident says.

Some holiday traditions might not happen this year with fireworks banned in both Bismarck and Mandan.

But that doesn’t mean vendors aren’t selling.

Though today is the first day that vendors can start selling fireworks some say that this multi-county burn ban has taken some of the spark out of the start of the holiday season.

One fireworks store says the burn ban will hurt local vendors.

“Fireworks sales will be down this year,” Kurt Ohnell, Memory Fireworks says.

But it won’t keep them from serving those who still want to buy.

Like customers who aren’t staying close to home over the holiday.

“You gotta still be responsible lighting them with a fire ban but these are going to Minnesota,” Nick Bollig, Fireworks buyer says.

But for those looking to celebrate at home.

Some say they’ll be skipping buying this year.

“Probably not since we can’t shoot them off anymore,” Lexie Spotts, Mandan resident says

“Well we can’t  light them off obviously so there’s really no point in buying them,”
Jenna Fetterer, Bismarck resident says.

Local vendors hope people will still come to see all they have to offer.

“We hope to see everybody and we hope to see everyone return,” Davis Becker, Bob’s Firework City says.

To pick up something new.

“We have neon memory sticks new this year we have flag sticks and we also have memory wristbands for the kids,” Kurt Ohnell, Memory Fireworks says.

With the fourth a week away there is one thing vendors are looking to see before the holiday.

“We’re just hoping for some rain and to make some conversations happen,” Davis Becker, Bob’s Firework City says.

In the hopes of making the fourth a more colorful celebration for everyone.

A burn ban still remains in effect which means no fireworks for Mandan or Bismarck Residents.

But with chances of rain the next few days, staff here at Bob’s Fireworks hope that could change before the fourth.

Though you may not be able to light fireworks at home, you can still catch a display after the Mandan Rodeo on July 4th.

 

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Recent Videos

U-Mary Men's Basketball

Thumbnail for the video titled "U-Mary Men's Basketball"

Grand Farm

Thumbnail for the video titled "Grand Farm"

District 8 Dispute

Thumbnail for the video titled "District 8 Dispute"

Daycare Regulations

Thumbnail for the video titled "Daycare Regulations"

Oil

Thumbnail for the video titled "Oil"

Record Enrollment

Thumbnail for the video titled "Record Enrollment"

Beer Walk

Thumbnail for the video titled "Beer Walk"

Snowed In

Thumbnail for the video titled "Snowed In"

Mandan/Williston

Thumbnail for the video titled "Mandan/Williston"

Bowman Co Twins

Thumbnail for the video titled "Bowman Co Twins"

Mischel, Wanzek

Thumbnail for the video titled "Mischel, Wanzek"

Thursday, October 17th, 2019 - KX Storm Team Evening One Minute Forecast - Dave Holder

Thumbnail for the video titled "Thursday, October 17th, 2019 - KX Storm Team Evening One Minute Forecast - Dave Holder"

AADD

Thumbnail for the video titled "AADD"

Gathering Space

Thumbnail for the video titled "Gathering Space"

Pump Check

Thumbnail for the video titled "Pump Check"

House Numbers

Thumbnail for the video titled "House Numbers"

KX Storm Team Full Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 10/17

Thumbnail for the video titled "KX Storm Team Full Evening Forecast w/Tom Schrader 10/17"

KX Storm Team #OneMinuteForecast w/Tom Schrader

Thumbnail for the video titled "KX Storm Team #OneMinuteForecast w/Tom Schrader"

Traffic Tips

Thumbnail for the video titled "Traffic Tips"

Amber's Thursday Morning One Minute Forecast 10/17

Thumbnail for the video titled "Amber's Thursday Morning One Minute Forecast 10/17"
More Video

KX News Trending Stories

Don't Miss

Daily Pledge

More Daily Pledge