1996 Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt
Found by Charles Kester and Eric Taylor, proud East Siders that located the medallion in a tin of Skoal at Harriet Island Park after only about 20 minutes of searching on the day of the last clue. It was the longest search and one of the coldest in history. The two young men went looking for easy money instead of going job hunting as they'd originally planned. Not dressed for the weather and without digging tools, the pair wouldn't have lasted long had it not been for Jim Fleischaker, a North St. Paul native that let the men warm up for a spell in his car. When Charles and Eric found the medallion, they offered Jim a cut but he passed. It's definitely a community thing, this treasure hunting business.