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firstbass
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: WCCO-TV segment about GPS Reply with quote

WCCO advertised that a segment about GPS will appear on their 10 o'clock news tonight. The reporter didn't mention geocaching explicitly in the preview, but he did say something about state parks, so it'll be interesting to see if geocaching is mentioned in the piece.
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northtrekker
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up. I thought that was a verrry well done segment!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

northtrekker wrote:
Thanks for the heads up. I thought that was a verrry well done segment!


You're welcome, and I agree that it was well done. Funny that they did not use the word "geocaching" in the promo, because the entire piece (3-4 minutes, an eternity on the evening news) was about geocaching.

Anyone know Bill Morrison IV and Bill Morrison V from New Hope, who were featured? They also interviewed Kathy Dummer, park staff at Ft. Snelling.

WCCO put links to gc.com and the DNR's geocaching page here.

If anyone knows how to get video off a DirecTV DVR, I'll share it.
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Jam3s
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might be able to help you in getting the video.

I have to say thanks as well. I thought that it was great except that I noticed they said that the parks challenge ends on Wednesday. I have heard from a few people that the challenge was extended so that they do not have a down time between programs. The Minnesota State Parks Challenge will run until May 15th I have heard.
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minnesotabrad
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It ends on Wednesday. I have heard they want to start the new program in January. That may be a little wishful thinking on their part.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That bites. Last week when we were talking to one of the cache volunteers for the DNR they said that they were told it was going to continute. I just noticed the post from Andrew where it states it is over. Oh well.

Thank you,

Jam3s
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jam3s wrote:
That bites. Last week when we were talking to one of the cache volunteers for the DNR they said that they were told it was going to continute. I just noticed the post from Andrew where it states it is over. Oh well.

Thank you,

Jam3s


Yep, sorry about that. The Best Buy sponsorship MUST end Dec 31. Therefore the game MUST end Dec 31. I too have heard park rangers suggest the game will be extended, but that won't be the case. So you have about 2 days to finish the challenge. Wink Good Luck!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, no extension. BB did say the event could go on but the State decided to stick with the advertised deadline.

Look to May 2nd for the kick off for the new event. That is 90% sure.

January deadline is for the coordinates to get in so that the areas can be checked out for suitability.
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Jam3s
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow... so is it going to be only this summer until Dec 31st? That leaves me out since that is when I am working a lot.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jam3s wrote:
Wow... so is it going to be only this summer until Dec 31st? That leaves me out since that is when I am working a lot.


They are looking at having the new challenge last 3 years. Gives many a chance to complete the next one.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be awesome. I get the month off of December but I am not allowed to take time off during the summer that often. Maybe this one I will be able to complete.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a link to the WCCO video. How do we figure out who these cachers really are?

http://wcco.com/findingminnesota/geocaching.gps.tourism.2.896006.html
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a copy saved as a .avi file. It's a rip from the WCCO web site. Resolution is not great. File size is 16MB. Not sure how I would get it to anyone.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

firstbass wrote:


Anyone know Bill Morrison IV and Bill Morrison V from New Hope, who were featured? They also interviewed Kathy Dummer, park staff at Ft. Snelling.



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

firstbass wrote:
Anyone know Bill Morrison IV and Bill Morrison V from New Hope, who were featured?


My son and Bill V take music lessons from the same teacher so we know him a little. They only see each other a few times a year at recitals and so forth. I'll certainly bring this up the next time we see them.
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