Labor Day began in 1882 as a parade in New York City organized by a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
These days, many residents take advantage of the three-day weekend to kick back and celebrate the last hurrah of summer. You can expect all government offices to be closed on Monday. Banks will also be closed or only open for reduced hours. Major retail will remain open, while many small business owners will put up the "Gone Fishin'" sign.
What's Closed on Monday, Sept. 5:
Northern Dakota County Service Center
All Dakota County Public Libraries
Wells Fargo Bank, 1710 S. Robert Street
TCF Bank inside Cub Foods will be closing at 6 p.m.
TCF Bank at 1503 S. Robert Street will close at 3 p.m.
Last-Minute School/Picnic Supplies
Weekend Warriors Rejoice
Last Chance ...
Schulze Lake Beach at Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan will be open for the last day of the season on Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Labor Day is the last day of the . It's Kids Day, so admission for kids ages 5-12 is $7. The Fair closes at 10 p.m. on Monday — note that the animal barns close at 3 p.m. on the last day.