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It's been one of the great Minnesota debates: Ma and Pa resorts vs. schools. In the 1980s, during an economic downturn, the Legislature passed a law forbidding schools from starting classes before Labor Day.

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The move came after lobbying from Northern Minnesota resort owners and the State Fair. They argued the law would give families an end-of-year, three-day weekend to vacation or go to the fair and it allows kids to work at resorts or the fair through the end of the season.

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