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The eagerly awaited 2014 Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt, presented by Fury Jeep, will begin with publication of the first clue in Pioneer Press editions of Sunday, January 19, and on, the digital home of the hunt.

The hunt, a Saint. Paul tradition since 1952, challenges readers to solve daily clues and be the first to find the medallion hidden on public land in Ramsey County. The successful hunter could win up to $10,000.

A new Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt clue will be published daily through Thursday, Jan. 30, unless the medallion is found before that date.

To qualify for the full $10,000 prize award, the individual who finds the medallion must have a registered 2014 St. Paul Winter Carnival Button (postmarked or registered online by Friday, Jan. 17), and the daily clues clipped or copied from the Pioneer Press or (Please Note: Groups or hunting partners may not share a registered button. In addition, the Pioneer Press will recognize one winner with one prize. If the finder chooses to share the prize award, it will be his or her responsibility to do so.)

Buttons may continue to be registered through Feb. 2 to be eligible for other prizes.

Follow the action on Twitter (search #pphunt) and on Facebook (become a fan of the Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt page).

For media inquiries regarding the Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt, please contact: Patricia Effenberger, APR,, Office:  651-228-5016, Cell:  651-335-5216, Pioneer Press, 345 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN  55101


Snow Park at the Fair - NEW THIS YEAR - A Snow Slide 

 Friday, January 24 – Sunday, January 26

Some of the COOLEST Winter Carnival events will take place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds: The Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition and Snow Park at the Fair.

A “slippery” addition to the festivities this year – a snow slide! The giant slide will measure approximately 15’ high and 110’ long and will be open throughout the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.

Snow Slide hours will be weekdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; January 25 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.;

January 26 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., February 1 from 9 9 p.m. and February 2 from noon to

4 p.m.

The Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, January 24 and continue until noon on Sunday, January 26. Three-member teams will transform 8’ x 8’ x 8’ blocks of snow into wintery masterpieces. Winners will be announced at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Sunday.

The winning team receives $1,000, a trophy, and the opportunity to represent Minnesota at the

National Snow Sculpting Competition at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. National winners advance to the International Snow Sculpting Competition, held throughout the upper Midwest and Canada. 

Also on Sunday, January 26 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Saint Paul Vulcans will host “Snow Park at the Fair” complete with fire truck rides, a medallion hunt and games for kids, and fun on the snow slide. 


GottaGoGottaThrow’s Winter Carnival “Ice Bowl” Disc Sports Festival & 

                                         Ultimate Hat Tournament

Ice Bowl

Come snow or sleet, disc golfers from all over will come to compete in the 19th Annual Ice Bowl benefitting Second Harvest Heartland. Individuals may register to participate in one or both days of events. One round of 28 holes will be played each day. Participants and spectators are encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food items or cash for Second Harvest Heartland. 

When: Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26

Tee times between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Where: Como Park, near the intersection of Horton and Como

Cost: Free to spectators, various costs to participate

Ultimate Hat Tournament

Games start at 9:00 a.m.

Open & Mixed Hat Teams

Players pack contains a custom U-Star, a hat, a shirt and more!

Register at



Saintly City Cat Club Championship Cat Show

Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, Saint Paul RiverCentre

The 38th Annual Saintly City Cat Championship Cat Show will feature hundreds cats from the United States and Canada competing. The highest scoring male and female will be crowned Winter Carnival Household Pet King and Queen. The Saintly City Cat Club, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the health and welfare of all felines as well as to the education to the public on felines. 

When: Saturday, January 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, January 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Saint Paul RiverCentre – Roy Wilkins Exhibition Hall

Cost: $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and children


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