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ST. PAUL -- A House Committee gave its blessing to allowing school districts to begin classes before Labor Day for the next two years.

On a 14-5 vote, the House K-12 Education Finance Committee approved the bill, which has other committee stops before reaching a full House vote.

The bill would apply for the next two years because Labor Day falls late those two years. It is on Sept. 7 this year.

But those in resort areas fought the measure.

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