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DPD issues public service announcement regarding New Years fireworks, winter parking

The Dickinson Police Department would like to remind the public that the discharge of fireworks within city limits in Dickinson is unlawful. Winter parking will also be enforced throughout the rest of winter.

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DICKINSON — As New Year's Eve and New Year's Day holidays roll into this weekend, the Dickinson Police Department is encouraging Dickinson residents and visitors that although it is legal to purchase fireworks from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1, the actual discharge of fireworks within Dickinson city limits is unlawful.

Over the New Year's holiday weekend, the police department will have additional officers deployed throughout the city. The Dickinson Police Department also encourages people to drink responsibly and have a designated driver lined up ahead of time to make sure everyone has a safe, responsible holiday weekend.

While also reminding the public of the legality of discharging fireworks within city limits and safe drinking practices, the police department advises Dickinson residents and visitors to be aware of the 48-hour parking ordinance — which states that nothing can be parking on a public street without moving for longer than 48 hours.

With the additional amount of policing this weekend, the Dickinson Police Department will be concentrating on overparked vehicles and will be actively enforcing the two-day parking ordinance throughout the rest of the winter.

"Thank you for your cooperation in making snow removal easier and keeping the streets clear throughout the winter season," the public announcement added.

Jackie Jahfetson is a graduate of Northern Michigan University whose journalism path began in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as a freelancer for The Daily Mining Gazette. Her previous roles include editor-in-chief at The North Wind and reporter at The Mining Journal in Marquette, Mich. Raised on a dairy farm, she immediately knew Dickinson would be her first destination west as she focuses on gaining aptitude for ranch life, crop farming and everything agriculture. She covers hard news stories centered on rural communities and government, agriculture & Ranch. When not fulfilling deadlines and attending city commission meetings, she is a budding musician and singer.
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