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Labor get its tradition on


September 6, 2019

Jana Peterson

Rep. Mike Sundin waved from the union float during Monday's Labor Day Parade in Cloquet.

These buttons are united in their support of working men and women.

"Unions: Keeping America Great," proclaimed the 2017 button.

"Right to Work provides No Rights and No Work," the red and blue button said in 2017.

"Solidarity" was the simple message in 1982.

And this year's 2019 Labor Day button promised "Blood, Sweat & Tears, Another 100 Years!"

In truth, the city's been celebrating its labor roots more than 100 years, but that was last week's story.

This story is about the now, when Cloquet does Labor Day bigger than any other city in the region. People come from all over Carlton Cou...

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