Forum staff reports, Published July 17 2009
Token finder says third year was the charm
“We kind of chuckled all the way to the car knowing all those other people were looking,” she said.
Griffin of Moorhead and her Fargo boyfriend, Kirt Liedahl, found the token a little after 2 a.m. under a bench outside of the Scott Hennen-owned radio studio at 64 Broadway. They get the first of three $500 prizes The Forum is giving out for locating the hidden tokens. This is the Forum’s third year of the token hunt.
They waited up to get a copy of Thursday’s edition of The Forum from a coin-operated vending machine outside of the newspaper’s downtown offices.
The clue read: “The token is new/The hiding spot is too/So stop talking and start walking – $500 waits for you.”
Griffin said they knew where to look right away, heading straight toward the studio as another group searching for the treasure eyeballed a downtown map.
The cash prize is going to help pay bills and, perhaps, to brighten the upcoming birthday of Hannah, Griffin’s 10-year-old daughter.
We may not have heard the last of Griffin and Liedahl. She said they plan to look for the other tokens as well.
“This is my year,” Griffin said.
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