During a time when gun violence is becoming more common across Minneapolis, the consistent sound of fireworks is increasing fear and anxiety. It’s not just the frequency or time that is a concern for some neighborhoods. It’s trying to determine if it’s actually fireworks they’re hearing. As Judy Christian wrapped up some yard work outside her north Minneapolis home, she knew the calm currently on her block would not last long. “It’s more steady, it’s louder, every night,” Christian said.
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