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January 16, 2010

Pioneer Press treasure hunt.

For those who don't know, every year the Pioneer Press has a treasure hunt as part of the St. Paul Winter Carnival. The hunt goes back decades and the carnival I think for more than a century. Anyway, the treasure hunt has become a real spectacle. Every year thousands of folks head out to search for medallion--whoever finds it gets $10,000. Whole families take a week of vacation to hunt, people have special night digging gear, it goes on and on. And starting today there's a daily clue for the hunters.

There's is a great veil of secrecy around the hunt. No one knows who hides the medallion, no one knows who writes the clues. Even folks at the paper have no idea. It's quite fun and mysterious. This year we're doing daily videos of the clue writer reading the clues. Just cause we can. And I, with the risk of boring you, will be posting them here for fun. The first one below is not a clue, but more of a chance to get folks excited and to let them know the medallion was been hidden. And then below that is the first clue.

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