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Superior fireworks canceled due to increase in COVID-19 cases

Superior's fireworks display has been canceled. Superior's fireworks display has been canceled. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

Updated: July 03, 2020 06:04 PM

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Douglas County, Superior Mayor Jim Paine has called off the 4th of July fireworks. 

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The city says they made the decision after consulting Douglas County Public Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. 

They say they couldn't guarantee that people would stay in or near their vehicles to watch the display. 

"Superior’s Independence Day celebration is very important to me and I’ve been working to improve it each year. But your health and safety is much more valuable," Mayor Paine wrote on Facebook. 

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It had been planned to be at the aiport to allow for more space. 

Duluth has already moved its fireworks to Labor Day weekend. 

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