School decisions need to be kept local
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.
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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