FARGO – It was by chance and corndogs, and without a clue, that Cory Schlack and Lauren Berger found the Day One Northern Plains Coin.
The couple decided to stop for a corndog at the Downtown Fargo Street Fair before an evening of geocaching.
Shortly after 5 p.m., they went searching for a geocache hidden in the flowery area near Roberts Street and NP Avenue. Instead of finding the geocache, they turned up the Northern Plains Coin hidden under a black bench.
“We went treasure hunting and found a real treasure,” Schlack, 26, said.
Schlack said he and Berger had not been following the clues in The Forum and online.
Berger, 24, said the couple will probably use the gold coin worth $500 on a one-year anniversary they plan for the first weekend in August.
She said they plan to visit Valley Fair and Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn.
Berger and Schlack, both from Fargo said they will be on the hunt for the Day Two coin after lucking out Thursday.
Day 1 clues:
1. To get the gold, your efforts need to be two-fold.
2. First, head north and catch a wave, and a wealthy path you may pave.
3. Lastly, know it’s not in the ocean and it’s not in a book, so watch the lines and look to a sign.