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Northern Plains Coin Hunt begins Thursday

Treasure seekers can earn $500 for finding a hidden Northern Plains coin each day of the street fair.

FARGO — Downtown Fargo Street Fair goers and amateur treasure hunters will have the chance to become $500 richer if they find a hidden Northern Plains Coin.

Here's how it works:

The Forum will hide one Northern Plains Coin token each day of the fair, starting Thursday. Tokens will be 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 First Avenue South; and Seventh Street to the west.

Read The Forum newspaper each day for the first clue to help find that day's coin. Additional clues will be given online each day at and during "The Mike McFeely Show," which airs from 9 a.m. to noon on WDAY AM 970. If the coin still is unclaimed, the final clue will be given on "The Jay Thomas Show" between 2 and 5 p.m. on AM 970. At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, the second and third clues will be found 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.

You'll also be able to follow the Northern Plains Coin token hunt via Twitter and Facebook. Just keep tabs on @Inforum and InforumFM for the latest updates. We will let the public know if the coin is found as soon as we are informed of it being turned in.

If you find the coin, return it by 5 p.m. to The Forum, 101 5th St. N. You can then redeem it at Northern Plains Coins, 2425 Main Ave., 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 Forum and on