Horseshoes and health care

Minnesota’s health commissioner has a passion for pitching horseshoes. That has led him to talk health over games of horseshoes across the state during the past two summers.

On Tuesday, Dr. Ed Ehlinger will be in Duluth from 3-4 p.m., pitching horseshoes and ideas in the horseshoe area of the Merritt Community Center, 4017 W. Seventh St.

It’s one of several stops he’ll make during the day to hear from local health officials about their progress and concerns with public health initiatives, his office tells us.

He’ll also lead a presentation and discussion called “What Does Duluth Need to be Healthy” at the Grant Recreation Center, 901 E. 11th St., from 1-2 p.m. A meeting and tour begins at 2 p.m., also at the Grant Recreation Center.