Although the official holiday hasn't hit yet, plenty of people have been buying and already setting off fireworks. But you should know what you can and can't do within our state.

Whether buying from a stand or store make sure you know what you're allowed to set off in our area before you make a purchase. 
 
"Basically anything that goes up into the air like firecrackers, rockets, Roman Candles those are all illegal fireworks, good rule of thumb is if you had to drive to another state to buy the fireworks, they're probably of the illegal nature," Mankato Public Safety Deputy Director Jeff Bengtson said.
 
If you do possess and set off illegal fireworks, you can be subject to a citation and fine and the police can confiscate them.

--KEYC News 12