Saint Paul Winter Carnival Medallion Hunt
January 29, 2003 10:11 AM   Subscribe

No Time For Cold Feet In the land of 10,000 lakes... 10,000 people dig for $10,000 buried in the snow. The 117th Saint Paul Winter Carnival is under way -- it's day 11 of the medallion hunt and it hasn't been found yet! The modern medallion is made of translucent blue lucite and is approximately two inches in diameter and one-half inch thick. It's hidden somewhere (on public land) in Ramsey County, which covers over 140 square miles. Here are this year's clues. Who says Minnesota isn't fun in January? Past medallion locations!
posted by loopy (5 comments total)
My inner Hercule Poirot is telling me I can find this medallion from my armchair using only my little grey cells and Google. I believe it is in a construction shed parked outside of a ice hockey rink near the Capitol building in St. Paul. I punch the numbers into my computer and the location is. hmm...I guess I better keep trying.
posted by snez at 11:04 AM on January 29, 2003

It looks like the old Mefi Bloodhound Gang isn't up for solving this challenge.
posted by turaho at 3:03 PM on January 29, 2003

I'd be SO up for it if I still lived in the twin cities. I think the clues point pretty clearly to Como Park - clue 11 mentions "a park with a zoo," and clue 10 is pretty clearly making reference to a carousel. I don't remember if you can see the capitol dome from the park, but I bet you can.
posted by chrisege at 3:37 PM on January 29, 2003

They're doing something like that in Canada right now....
posted by cardboard at 3:44 PM on January 29, 2003

Found. Next year, I'm all about being there.
posted by JoshBerman at 6:29 AM on January 30, 2003

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