Manitou Days
June 14 - July 4, 2018

Manitou Days

White Bear Lake celebrates 50+ years of fun in the sun!

Medallion Hunt

Medallion Found!

The medallion was found at Matoska Park at 8:00am, Saturday June 24 by Lindsay and Ben Craig of White Bear Lake, along with their two sons Ben and Troy. Lindsay's parents, Kerri and Dan Fee, also helped with their search.

Lindsay told us, "We have been searching at Matoska Park since the 2nd clue- we knew exactly where the bench was and soon found the historical monument with clues referring to the Indian legend. We went to the park everyday at 5pm and searched for a couple of hours. We understood most of the clues, but we didn't know exactly what to look for until my husband deciphered that the ninth clue meant Iris flowers (because in greek mythology, Iris is the personification of the rainbow). We found Iris plants near the "sluice" by the bridge and searched for hours last night in that area. 

Once you posted the update that it was in plain site, my mom sent me a text at 6am this morning and I rushed off to look in the same place. I was at the park for less than a minute this morning before I picked it up- near the bottom of the first Iris plant I saw. We had so much fun. Thank you!!"

Congratulations to the Craig family on their successful hunt!

Clues & Explanations

Wondering how close you got?
2017 Medallion Hunt Clues & Explanations

Medallion Hunt Rules

The Manitou Days medallion is hidden on public property in White Bear Lake, White Bear Township, Birchwood Village or Mahtomedi.

The first clue will be given on Thursday, June 15 at 6:00 PM. A new clue will be released daily at 6:00 PM until the medallion is found.

At no time should property be damaged.  The medallion is hidden in such a way where hunters needn’t dig, swim or engage in any dangerous activity.

If the medallion is not found within 24 hours of the release of the last clue, Coldwell Banker Burnet reserves the right to end the hunt and donate the prize money to a local charity.

The prize of $1,000 will be given to the finders of the medallion. When you find the medallion, please bring it to the Coldwell Banker Burnet office located at 4801 Highway 61 N, Suite 100 to process your claim to the prize money.
The Medallion Hunt is one of Manitou Day's most cherished
and popular events!



The "Manitou Days Medallion Hunt" was created by Burnet Realty in 1980 and is the oldest continuous suburban treasure hunt in the Twin Cities Metro Area.  The event was the brainchild of real estate agents Jan Rapheal and Sandy Espe Sorenson.  They enlisted the help of Jack Moser, then clue writer for the St. Paul Winter Carnival Treasure Hunt.  The reigns were passed to real estate agent Jan Holtz from 1995-2012, before they returned to Jan Rapheal and Sandy Espe Sorenson in 2013.  White Bear Lake native, Chad O’Leary, has written the clues since 1995.