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January 20, 2010

More treasure hunt.

I never realized how important the hunt is to so many people in St. Paul. Each day (for up to 12 days if necessary) a clue is published in the paper that hints as to which public park the medallion (worth $10,000 to the finder) is hidden in. More than a hundred people line up each night outside the paper at midnight to get the new clue and then zip off in the darkness to search for it in deep snow in the middle of the night. Young kids, old farts, everyone. I sorta wish I didn't work at the paper so I could look, too! anyway, the first video below is of late last night as people waiting for the clue. And the other videos below are of the newest clues (the clue writer, disguised, reads the clues--something new this year). For years people have thought Joe Soucherey, a cranky columnist at the paper, was the clue writer/medallion hider (hardly anyone, even folks who work at the paper, knows who writes the clues). So he played along in the last video.

Clue 2:

Clue 3:

Clue 4:

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