Burnsville Fire Muster Medallion found in Neill Park

Third time is a charm for Burnsville Fire Muster prize hunter

Matt Koskie found the 2017 Burnsville Fire Muster Medallion. Photo by Tad Johnson

Matt Koskie had his Burnsville Fire Muster Medallion Hunt narrowed to five parks on Day 3 of the 2017 event on Thursday.

One of those parks that he said fit the bill of all the activities listed in the third clue was Neill Park.

He surmised that the “more in the winter” from the clue may have indicated the medallion was somewhere on the designated sledding hill in the park.

After looking around the sign at the top of the hill, Koskie fanned out a bit looking in the grass, and to his amazement there was the Burnsville Fire Muster Medallion.

He located the medallion at about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, a little over an hour after the third clue was released.

Koskie said there were other people in Neill Park looking for the medallion at the time he was, but he was practically alone when he found it.

He said it felt great to win the hunt, which the Hastings native said he has been participating in for the past three years.

Koskie was in the right park during last year’s hunt, but was unable to find this medallion, so this year was especially satisfying.

For his efforts, Koskie won a prize pack worth more than $900.

The prize pack includes gift certificates from the following businesses: Great Lake Coins and Collectibles, Abdallah, The Honeybaked Ham Co. Cafe, Quality Dent Removal, the Minnesota Zoo, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Roasted Pear, Porter Creek Hardwood Grill, the Original Pancake House, Rejuv Medical, and Chinese Gourmet Restaurant.

The hunt was organized by Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune newspapers. The clues were posted daily at SunThisweek.com starting Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Each year, the medallion is hidden somewhere on city of Burnsville park property, as the hunt can last until the last day of Burnsville Fire Muster.

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