EDITORIAL: Senior Games competitors great role models

EDITORIAL: Senior Games competitors great role models

Aug. 14—Thumbs up to the 500 competitors in Mankato to take part in the Senior Games. Participants age 50 and up are taking part in events across Mankato, including volleyball, golf, pickleball, swimming and track. Top finishers in each sport will qualify for the national Senior Games next spring in Florida. It’s been a few years since Mankato hosted the games, which switch between St. Cloud and Mankato every two years. Beyond the competitive spirit of the games, they have a strong social component, where people from across the state and from other states can get to know other enthusiasts of their sports of choice. The four-day event also brings a big economic benefit to the area. Events run today and Sunday and spectators are welcome. ( mnseniorgames.com ). Packing at the fair Thumbs down to the gun owners who want to disrupt the security measures of the Minnesota State Fair by asserting they have the right to attend the fair armed. The Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus filed a lawsuit this week that argues the State Fair’s ban on weapons violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Just what we need at the Great Minnesota Get-Together — crowds of people who may or may not be wearing masks and disagree about doing so, alcohol sales, and now the possibility of guns in the mix. The lawsuit is a low-down way to get publicity. Sometimes we just need people to be reasonable. The Get-Together isn’t supposed to […]

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