Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt

The eagerly awaited 2017 Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt, presented by Fury Jeep, will begin with publication of the first clue in Pioneer Press editions of Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 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, February 2nd, 2017, unless the medallion is found before that date.

To qualify for the full $10,000 prize award, the individual who finds the medallion must return it promptly to the Pioneer Press, have a registered 2017 Saint Paul Winter Carnival Button (postmarked or registered online by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 20th, 2017. Please note that the button ID is printed on the button card, therefore all buttons purchased online after Wednesday, January 18th can not be guaranteed for delivery before the January 20th, 2017), 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 February 5th, 2017 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).

The Treasure Hunt Hotline – 651-228-5547 – will state the current status of the hunt and verify that the hunt is over after the official winner has been confirmed.

For media inquiries regarding the Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt, please contact: Patricia Effenberger, APR,, Office:  651-228-5016, Pioneer Press, 10 River Park Plaza, St. Paul, MN  55107