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State Rep. Tom Rukavina, DFL-Virginia, announces his candidacy for governor at Bayfront Park Monday afternoon during the annual AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic. Bob King/

Rukavina will run for governor


State Rep. Tom Rukavina would have announced his run for governor on the stage at the AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic in Duluth Monday.

But organizers wouldn't let gubernatorial candidates speak.

Undaunted, Rukavina moved his entourage of 30 people to the edge of the picnic at Bayfront Festival Park and made it official.

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