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How many hot dogs will Americans eat this July 4? Find this and other fun facts about Independence Day

Check out these tidbits about the Fourth of July holiday

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Looking for something to do around Fargo-Moorhead this holiday weekend? Here are 5 ideas to get you out and about and celebrate Independence Day.
We have had a wide range of temperatures on Independence Day, ranging from the upper 90s to the mid 30s. Some years were also a lot wetter than others.
"Home with the Lost Italian" food writer Sarah Nasello says her recipe for these easy-to-make pastries is a terrific way to showcase seasonal fruits.
Recreational fires are allowed within the city limits of West Fargo. However, yard waste like leaves and grass should not be thrown onto a fire. Adding either one can create allot of smoke and can smolder for long periods.
With Western states enduring a historic drought, some towns are rejecting fireworks as a wildfire risk, even though nearly all civic fireworks displays are safely monitored by firefighters.
Operation Dry Water weekend, July 2-4, is the national weekend of heightened enforcement directed at boating under the influence laws and recreational boater outreach.

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