Mardi Gras Underway in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Mardi Gras season is under way in St. Louis. Fireworks kicked off the season last night in the city's Soulard district.
More than a dozen events are planned leading up to the Fat Tuesday parade next month. The St. Louis Mardi Gras celebration is believed to be the nation's second-largest behind New Orleans.