Et Cetera …

Project breaking ground

We congratulate the organizers and fundraisers who on Monday will celebrate the groundbreaking at the Adventure Playground at Gomsrud Park in Fairmont. The event is slated for 4:30 p.m.

The group behind the all-inclusive play area has worked diligently to raise the $500,000+ needed for the project, which will be a place that every child can access and enjoy.

Kudos to all those individuals and companies that have pitched in through volunteer efforts or donations. You should all be very proud.

A way to offer support

Speaking of the Adventure Playground, there is a fundraiser tonight to help pay for it. The second Bourbon, Brew and BBQ will be held at the Martin County Fairgrounds. Hours are 6-10:30 p.m. in the fairgrounds sheep barn.

There will be good food, drinks and entertainment. Members of MOSS will provide sober rides, and even deliver people’s vehicles to their homes.

We encourage folks to check it out to contribute to a great cause. Tickets for the event are $50 at the door.

Library celebrating 50

The Martin County Library in Fairmont is marking its 50th year. We congratulate and thank the library’s leaders and staff for all they do to keep the library relevant as an essential place for community and learning in town.

Library director Jenny Trushenski notes that everything has changed in the past 50 years, libraries included. At the library, that has meant physical changes through remodeling, but also a shift in the library’s approach to serving the public. All of which the library has done well. Here’s to another 50 years of great adventures awaiting at the library.

Munson wrongly attacked

State Rep. Jeremy Munson of Lake Crystal recently tried to make a point about the insulin “crisis” in Minnesota, and was subsequently vilified as a monster. The treatment he has received is truly unfair.

Munson simply was pointing out that there is a version of insulin available that is less costly than analog insulin, the price of which is viewed as prohibitive for some. Munson notes that experts say it is better to use the older insulins than forego or reduce the use of analog insulin.

Munson’s alleged “sin” is that he is not on board with the state picking up the cost of all insulin or going down the road of one-size-fits-all government control. His is a valid consideration.