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UPDATE: Woman claims she found Saturday's Northern Plains Coin; verification pending

FARGO – A woman claims to have found Saturday's Northern Plains Coin in conjunction with the Downtown Fargo Street Fair, which ends today. The Forum hopes to soon verify that information. The woman says she found it after the second clue was posted at noon.

Clue 2 (new at noon): "It lights the way to your path to gold"

Clue 1: "This spot will have you seeing red" (This was printed in today's newspaper)

Here’s how it works:

The Forum hides one Northern Plains Coin each day of the fair. Coins are hidden in a spot accessible to the public and somewhere between the boundaries of Sixth Avenue North and Sixth Avenue South; the Red River to the east and 10th Street on the west, north of Main Avenue; and Seventh Street to the west, south of Main Avenue.

Each day, read The Forum to find the first clue to help find that day’s coin. On Saturday, the second and third clues will be found at noon and 3 p.m. online at

Go downtown and start looking. Coins will be hidden well, but no digging, dumping, destroying or trespassing will be necessary to find the coin. Please respect the business owners and residents of downtown Fargo during your search.

We will let the public know on as soon as we are informed of the token being turned in.

If you find the coin Saturday, call (701) 241-5579 and return it by 5 p.m. to The Forum, 101 5th St. N., Fargo. The token can then be redeemed at Northern Plains Coins for $500 worth of gold that the store will buy back, if desired. Your name, photo and the story of how you found the coin will be published in the next day’s Forum.

Matthew Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon is editor of The Forum.

(701) 241-5579