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Local officials disappointed by defeat of pre-Labor Day school start

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ST. PAUL -- Rural lawmakers with resorts in their areas handed the first defeat to an attempt to allow school districts to start classes before Labor Day.

The bill failed Monday morning in a 13-11 House Finance Committee vote. However, no bill is ever truly dead until the Legislature adjourns. It could reappear in some other way, possibly as an amendment to another education proposal.

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