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      Marquette readies for bigger fireworks event

      The City of Marquette has a plan to keep fireworks viewers informed more frequently for this year's event, which is expected to be the biggest ever.

      The city has a $35,000 fireworks display planned this year, which is the biggest yet. The owners of the company that the city purchased the fireworks from are personally coming to Marquette to ensure that the event goes off without a problem.

      "These type of fireworks have never been shown. We are combining some of the things that we've done historically in years past, but we're adding things that have not been seen before either, and it will be incredible. I just encourage people to come and take a look-see," said Jorma Lankinen, Fireworks Co-Chair.

      According to the City of Marquette, the annual 4th of July fireworks display is planned for July 4 at dark, which is approximately 10:40 p.m. The city plans to begin posting go/no-go updates on every half hour beginning at 8 p.m., with the final status update expected at 10:20 p.m.

      The city says that this will help keep people informed in the event of inclement weather. The City of Marquette faced some criticism during last year's fireworks display after storms moved through the area, causing people to get confused over the status of the fireworks.

      If there is a cancelation for the 4th of July fireworks, the city plans to hold the event the following evening on July 5.