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Cottage Grove Rep. Kriesel invokes pop star Katy Perry during House fireworks debate

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Rep. John Kriesel just wants to have a good time.

"Do you feel we are not as fun as other states?" the Cottage Grove Republican asked fellow representatives Tuesday before they delayed a vote allowing more powerful fireworks.


Then, quoting from a Katy Perry song, he added: "You just gotta ignite, the light, and let it shine."

A dozen other lawmakers also quoted from Perry's "Firework" as a gift to Kriesel, who is retiring from the Legislature.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.