Skip to main content

Winter Carnival medallion found in Como Park

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Bitter cold didn't deter treasure hunter Benjamin Haselman. He found the $10,000 St. Paul Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt medallion Monday morning in Como Park, the newspaper reports.

The newspaper says Haselman discovered the gold-colored puck while digging for it with a hoe. The prize was sewn into a pair of blue jeans buried in about 8 inches of snow in an area of the park that had already been picked over by other hunters. The park was the site of much digging over the weekend, the newspaper reported.

The treasure hunt for the medallion has been a tradition of the St. Paul Winter Carnival since 1952. The Pioneer Press publishes cryptic clues each day, all of which are now explained here.

It was the eighth time the medallion has been found at Como Park, the Star Tribune reports.

In other carnival news, ice carving and snow sculpture awards have been announced. Ice carvers Tom Schiller from Hastings, Rob Graham from Minneapolis and Trevor Pearson from Eden Prairie split a $2,000 first prize for their creation “Fishing to Win."

A group called Sculptors in Sync won first prize for their snow sculpture “It’s Bee-ginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.”

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-08-14 at 10.24.22 AM

Teen driver crashes into parked payloader; 16-year-old passenger dies

The crash happened early Saturday morning in Waconia.

Screen Shot 2022-08-14 at 10.10.50 AM

Barrage of gunfire injures boy in Brooklyn Park; vehicles, apartments damaged

Police say they recovered evidence that more than 40 rounds were fired in the shooting.

Screen Shot 2022-08-14 at 9.15.07 AM

Minnesota Wild back away from thin blue line T-shirt giveaway

The giveaway backfired when word of it reached social media.

Screen Shot 2022-08-13 at 1.26.13 PM

Workers at Minneapolis Trader Joe's become 2nd in nation to unionize

The vote was certified by the National Labor Relations Board Friday.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

Driver killed in ATV crash in Brooklyn Park

The crash occurred in Monroe Park Friday night.

ambulance

Woman killed by suspected drunk-driver in St. Louis County

The crash occurred on Highway 21 in Embarrass Township Friday night.

Jaelyn Campbell

11-year-old girl missing from Mille Lacs County

Jaelyn Campbell was last seen in Onamia.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 1.58.08 PM

2 ejected, 1 killed in crash that closed southbound I-35

The State Patrol says neither were wearing seat belts.

best buy

Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales

The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 10.26.20 PM

Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club

It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 9.59.07 PM

4 abandoned puppies found in a bucket in Willmar

The puppies were in good health when they were discovered.

Minneapolis police

Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin

There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.

Related

Medallion found in Arden Hills

The Pioneer Press says a treasure hunter from Osseo found the newspaper's winter carnival medallion early Wednesday morning at Tony Schmidt Park.