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Published August 28, 2012, 05:06 PM

Minnesota Commissioner of Health visits Moorhead

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - It was an unusual way to hold a business meeting. Minnesota's Commissioner of Health met with local health officials over a game of horseshoes in Moorhead.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - It was an unusual way to hold a business meeting. Minnesota's Commissioner of Health met with local health officials over a game of horseshoes in Moorhead.

Commissioner Ed Ehlinger and community health officials met at the horseshoe pitch in Davy Memorial Park. Between trying to score ringers, they pitched their public health concerns to the Commissioner.

Ehlinger says Minnesota is overall a healthy state, but that is starting to decline.

Dr. Ed Ehlinger – Minnesota Health Commissioner: “I'm out here talking about how to do prevention, why we need to invest in prevention, and it's nice to be able to do that over a horseshoe pitch when we're actually doing some prevention. We're actually walking, bending, having some good times, because social interaction is also a way to do prevention.”

Moorhead was the Commissioner's fourth stop on a tour of Minnesota communities.

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