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Our View: Labor Day is a part of us

Cloquet and Carlton County have thrived on the back of labor since the first sawmills appeared at Knife Falls in the 1880s. It’s still an important presence in our community even after all this time. Last year, the annual Labor Day parade celebrated its 100th birthday (even though it was likely the 102nd). This year, we’re sad that the parade was canceled due to the pandemic.

But just because there’s no parade doesn’t mean we can’t honor those who built our country, fought for the living wage and decent working conditions, and united the workers to better negotiate with the (usually) out-of-st...