With the economy slowly recovering from COVID-19 and an ongoing labor shortage, St. Louis-area fireworks dealers are finding it difficult to maintain their usual intake of products as international shipping struggles to keep up with demand. Jim Meyer, owner of Captain Jim's Fireworks, outlines the situation and what consumers should do to make sure they're prepared for July Fourth celebrations. 

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Michael J. Collins is a junior journalism student at Western Kentucky University and a native of Shelbyville, Kentucky. He works as the Content Manager for the College Heights Herald in Bowling Green, where he previously served as the Digital News Editor.