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VIDEO: Vendors battle for fireworks market


Fireworks vendors on the Isabella Reservation were asked to bid on different locations to run their businesses this year. On-reservation fireworks sales always are a controversial topic each summer. Stacy Johnson, a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, was the first to sell the higher grade fireworks such as bottle rockets, firecrackers, Roman candles and mortar sets. Those are illegal in the state of Michigan, with the exception of Native Americans on the reservation.