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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Sept. 5

Here is a look at what's going on today in Dexter.

We've got weather, gas prices and some suggestions on how to spend your day.

1. The weather

The National Weather Service predicts a 20 percent chance of isolated showers with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 64 degrees. Tonight it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 47 degrees.

2. Labor Day closings

The Dexter Village offices, and will be closed today in observance of Labor Day.

3. Planning Commission meeting

The Dexter Planning Commission's regular meeting has been moved to Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the due to the Labor Day holiday.

4. Gas prices

On the road today? MichiganGasPrices.com reports the following gas prices in the Dexter area as of Sunday night:

  • $3.82 a gallon, , 200 Baker Rd.
  • $3.83 a gallon, , 195 Baker Rd.
  • $3.85 a gallon, , 750 Baker Rd.
  • $3.95 a gallon, , 6100 Dexter-Pinckney Rd.
  • $3.95 a gallon, , 8135 Main St.
  • $3.95 a gallon, , 7177 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.

5. Trivia

When was Labor Day first celebrated in the United States? Know the answer? Leave us a comment.


c j 5 September 13, 2011 at 06:44 AM
"The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883." "Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country." http://www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/laborday.htm

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