17th Annual Cooler Crew Pre-Dig Gig

17th Annual Cooler Crew Pre-Dig Gig
Saturday January 17, 2015
Cherokee Tavern
886 Smith Avenue South
West Saint Paul, MN 55118
7pm-close

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2014 Diggorius Rex Treasure Hunt Kick-Off

The Original Gabe's By The Park
Approx. 3:00 start, 3:30pm clue release?
991 Lexington Pkwy N
St Paul, MN 55108


 

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2014 Diggorius Rex Treasure Hunt

2014 Coldest Hunter's Lost Treasure Hunt Kickoff

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Gabe's By the Park
991 Lexington Parkway
Saint Paul, MN 55108
5:00pm-close

You can take advantage of the event to pay to be a registered hunter.

Coldest Hunter's 2014 Lost Treasure Hunt

Coldest Hunter's Lost Treasure Hunt will begin on May 18th. I have decided to push it back a week from the hunt's traditional date of May 11th due to Mothers day this year. The summer local city hunting season is almost here so let's kick it off with another great hunt for Coldest's Lost Treasure!

2014 Allison Wonderland Mock Hunt

You may be wondering why you haven't heard anything about the Mock Hunt yet this year. The answer is after the Winter Carnival Medallion Hunt it was suggested that even at that point, we'd all had enough of winter already and that it would be better to push the Mock Hunt back a bit in hopes of hitting some more springlike weather when people will actually want to be outside. So I'm going with that plan. Consequently we will be kicking off the Mock Hunt this year on Saturday, April 19th, going (potentially) through the end of the month.

2014 Allison Wonderland Mock Hunt Kickoff

Monday April 21, 2014
Joseph's Grill (in the banquet room)
140 South Wabasha Street
Saint Paul, MN 55107
5:30pm-close

It seems Easter weekend wasn't going to work out so well for people so we're going to further break tradition and have a 3rd clue release party on Monday night, the 21st. We'll meet at Joseph's where it is $2 taco night starting at 5:30 and release the clue at 6pm. You can still register at the party.

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Ode to Hunt

Ode to Hunt by Curtis Kopp

The hunt is over and I guess, 
I’ll clean my house, for it’s a mess. 
Through sleet and snow and low wind chill, 
We’re like mailmen but mentally ill. 

It ended Monday, blessed is he, 
To find a puck that looks like pee. 
I must admit the kid has class, 
Has anyone seen my frozen ass? 

At Como Park the hunt was bold, 
The polar bears said, “Damn its cold!” 
Hid was treasure for us to find, 
Some looked up a frog’s behind. 

Braving the cold takes lots of guts: 
I’m getting the feeling back in my nuts. 
The wife was great throughout the hunt, 
But now she has a frozen c….offee. 

So now it’s over what to do: 
Re-hash with the Cooler Crew, 
We’ll whine with wine and jeer with beer, 
And say, “I guess it’s mine NEXT year.” 

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Cooler Crew -- A History

During the 1990's, the St Paul Pioneer Press opened online discussion forums. These forums were called Water Coolers. The forums had discussion topics related to sports, politics, news, and current events. Each year, the Pioneer Planet — the online section of the Pioneer Press — opened a discussion forum as a media for hunters to discuss the clues for the Winter Carnival Medallion Hunt.

During the earlier years, one might find a few hundred posts during the hunt. As more hunters had computers, those numbers jumped. From 1997 to 1998, the number of posts increased from the hundreds to the 5-digit thousands. It was during the 1998 hunt the Cooler Crew was born.

The community spirit and teamwork displayed in the Pioneer Press Medallion Hunt thread was inspiring. The group of hunters found themselves at the end of a hunt not wanting to let go of new friendships and the camaraderie found on the Water Cooler board. The idea emerged to do what anyone would do in the middle of winter in Minnesota. A picnic in Cherokee was planned - the first Rehash Bash!

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