Good luck and happy Kaposia Days!
It’s treasure hunt chaos leading to Kaposia Days payoff
Our medallion is hidden tough this year
Make sure to follow the rules, our hunt isn’t for fools
And bring all of your enthusiasm and cheer
And speaking of rules, there’s one exception to tool
It involves clue #2; your clue writer has a previous engagement
7pm is the time for your second rhyme
Where we’ll tell you more about our treasure’s containment
The word chaos is used in reference to Mayor Jimmy Francis,
Who is called “Mayor Chaos” by some on internet chat rooms.
Seventeen to the south is a lot for the mouth
But seven to the west is often best
Twelve to the east is hard to beat
And an intersection north will help you set forth
Refers to the major roadways surrounding the treasure.
Interstate 494, Hwy 52, and County Rd 156.
American farms, joys everyone would be proud of!
Around town and in every city they feel the love!
Take the first three and mix and match thee
And take note of what you see above
American farms joys anagrams to Mayor James Francis.
Olympic sports but without the courts
Is not winning really so bad?
You won a medal, now look near kettle
The bottom step won’t make you sad
Makes reference to 3rd Ave. (the bottom
Step of a podium would win 3rd place) and
An obscure definition of kettle is pothole.
Solving this clue might cause you some pain
Finding sixty might help you gain
Are you playing golf? But it’s not there!
Cue your - foursome, hitter - beware!
Makes reference to the sixty window panes on
The fire station garage doors. Foursome hitter
Anagrams to South Metro Fire.
Where’s the treasure? What’s the scoop?
You can be sure we’re not talking poop!
Down from a rhyming favorite in South St. Paul
A guy named Joel is the one to call!
This clue pays homage to one of the cluewriter’s
Favorite restaurants in town, the Coop, which
Is near the treasure site.
Controversy is local, Congress is vocal
It’s a public place for all to visit
Find a book, go outside and look
This clue is key – or is it?
As you wander around, ready to yell “Found!”
Avoid disturbing a flower or plant
And a word on a hunting tool; you may think it’s cool
But this time, if you want to find it you can’t
The first stanza makes reference to the library, which
Is across the street from the treasure location. The second
Stanza reminds hunters not to disturb the flowers and plants
Near the treasure.
You call the raise, you go to the woods for days
Was it Truman? Yes. You’re in the Navy, I guess.
Now it’s firsts, the Yankee Clipper bursts
And our former AG, she’s quite the lady
A summer tradition, the 30thedition
A tournament at a big mall - not near St. Paul
Will it be the Bulldogs, Rangers, or maybe the Wings?
Or, will it be a team without a mascot thing?
There were some famous ten year old names
Who were elite - even in these games
The likes of Mittelstadt, Zucker, your clue writer too
Looking between is the important clue
The first stanza makes Reference to SSP City Council Members
(in clue order) Bill FLATley, Joe FORESTer, Sharon
DEWEY, Tom SEAberg, JOE (Dimaggio) Kaliszewki,
And LORI (Swanson) Hansen. The second and third
Stanzas Reference the Brick hockey tournament held
At the Edmonton Mega Mall each summer, to which
Your clue writer played in back in 1992. The treasure
Was hidden between two bricks.
Hear Mayor James Francis call “Go to city hall!”
Keep your search away from the building
The treasure should goad you next to the road
Now look in a crevice under some guilding
References the treasure location without spelling it out.
You’re at city hall – it’s time for the treasure to fall!
Look for a line of bricks along the curb – fast!
Now it’s off to the north – the second to last crevice set forth!
Our treasure, wrapped in tape, just wasn’t meant to last
Provides the exact location of the treasure.