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MERCER: SD senator led Congress to Labor Day

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PIERRE -- Remember James Kyle?

He was South Dakota's most improbable U.S. senator. Officially an independent, he served his first term with the Democrats and his second with the Republicans.

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During that first term, Kyle sponsored the federal law in 1894 creating a new national holiday.

His legislation designated the first Monday of September as Labor Day.

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