WAUSAU (WKOW) -- The atmosphere was a little different this year for the Labor Day parade in Wausau. Last year, Republicans were banned from taking part.
After heated debate, Republicans were allowed in the 2011 parade.
This year everyone was invited to participate.
Both Republicans and Democrats said they're happy things are back to normal.
"This year there is far less animosity than there was last year," said Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy. "It is back to that great community event, that great community get together in the parade."
"That was a different time and I'm very happy that now we can all come together because we all have the same goals," said Mandy Wright, the Democratic candidate for the 85th Assembly District.
Members of the Marathon County Labor Council say there are still some hard feelings after the collective bargaining restrictions were passed. But they agreed to put differences aside so everyone could celebrate together.
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