‘Pitch the Commissioner’ event was a success

Dear Editor:

Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Edward Ehlinger’s visit to Isanti County on Tuesday, Aug. 6, was a very successful event. I want to thank everyone who took time out of their busy day to have a discussion on the state of health in Minnesota.

About 40 community members and area leaders attended his presentation at the Isanti County Government Center, and 15 people joined us on our bike ride from Cambridge to Isanti to highlight active transportation and local healthy attractions. The event ended with approximately 30 people pitching horseshoes and ideas with Dr. Ehlinger.

I would especially like to thank Outdoor Edge, Isanti Bicycle, Junction Bowl and the Isanti Horseshoe Club for their assistance for the day. Also I would like to thank Isanti County Safety and Rescue and Emergency Management for their help with transportation safety.

Kathy Minkler, Director
Isanti County Public Health