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Fireworks rules differ based on city

The sound of freedom often means the bang of fireworks around the Fourth of July, but the ability to blast away depends on where you live.

Hartley, Everly and Royal have adopted differing rules regarding fireworks since their sale and use were legalized in Iowa six years ago. Denizens of each community should note their local rules in the week ahead as Independence Day celebrations commence – municipalities can impose stricter regulations than those allowed by state law.


Hartley residents can only discharge fireworks on July 3 and July 4 from 10 a.m.-11 p.m., both days. Several other r...

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