FARGO - You have to get up pretty early to beat the Kraft brothers at the coin-hunting game.
The two brothers, Parker and Grant, found the second Northern Plains Coin hidden downtown around 4:30 a.m. Friday about a half hour after seeing the first clue in The Forum.
That clue, "Snapchat, Instagram or Vine your location," led the brothers immediately to the Ivers Building downtown.
“We saw the first clue and decided to come down to the ‘vine-y’ building downtown,” Grant said.
They weren’t the only ones with that idea. Parker said there were a couple who were out early and looking around the Ivers Building.
The brothers were part of a team of four people on the hunt for the coin and all of them will share the prize.
This was their first time finding a coin although, like many who participate in the hunt, the team had been at it for the past few years.
“It always seems to slip out of our hands right before we find it,” Parker said, “but we’re usually right on top of it.”
Don't miss out on your last chance to win $500 in Saturday's hunt.
Here's how it works:
The Forum will hide one Northern Plains Coin token each day of the Downtown Fargo Street Fair. 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.
Pick up a copy of The Forum each day for the first clue to help find that day’s coin. Additional clues will be given online each day at Inforum.com and during “The Sandy Buttweiler Show,” which airs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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 Inforum.com.
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 www.Facebook.com/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 next day’s Forum.