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Labor Day Fun in Carlton County Celebrates Country's Workforce

Updated: 09/01/2014 9:41 PM
Created: 09/01/2014 4:45 PM WDIO.com
By: Briggs LeSavage
blesavage@wdio.com

As Carlton County put on its 95th annual Labor Day Celebration Monday, hundreds not only came out for the fun, but also to honor our country's workforce. 

Cloquet held seven events today including a morning run, a parade and free community lunch. A car show with about 100 class vehicles entered also drew Carlton County residents.

Parade organizer Mike Kuitu said it's important to honor those who spend their hours working for a better America. 

"To me, it's a holy day," Kuitu said. "For people who have struggled to make a decent living, it's a holy day."

About 80 floats participated in the day's parade. Cloquet firefighters, steel and mill workers and more marched along Cloquet Avenue. As it's an election year for many, there were also a handful of politicians who made an appearance, including Minnesota Governor mark Dayton and Republican candidate for Congress Stewart Mills. 

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