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Editorial: Thanks to all area workers

Whether you’re a janitor, a construction worker, a teacher, a nurse, a fast food worker, an assembly line worker or anything in between, we thank you for your hard work this week as we celebrate Labor Day.

Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 under President Grover Cleveland to recognize the contributions of workers around the nation. It is typically the first Monday in September.

No matter whether you think your position is large or small, all jobs are essential to make a successful economy. Add on top of that the fact that many jobs are completed in less-than-ideal conditions and require out-of-the-norm hours to get the work done.

We thank all of the hard workers in Freeborn County and the surrounding area for their diligence, and we pay tribute to you this week.

Though Labor Day has changed over the years and is now marked with barbecues and family get-togethers, it’s premise should be remembered. Many of the services and products we enjoy today are made possible thanks to the work of others.