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Geocaching Article in the Star Tribune: Tuesday 1/10/06
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:35 am    Post subject: Geocaching Article in the Star Tribune: Tuesday 1/10/06 Reply with quote

From the discussion here: http://www.mngca.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=21455#21455

I promised to keep everyone updated on anything I heard so: Darlene said that the geocaching article is *tentatively* scheduled to appear in Sunday's Star Tribune Metro section.

If anything changes or I have any more updates, I'll let you all know.

edit by SB to update Subject (1/10/06)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the Star Trib have seperate metro sections for the various areas of the twin cities like the Pioneer Press does?
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sir_zman wrote:
Does the Star Trib have seperate metro sections for the various areas of the twin cities like the Pioneer Press does?

No idea. I normally don't buy the print papers.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about the early Sat edition- which is what we always get?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This must be an annual thing with the Star Tribune Very Happy . One year ago 1/9/05 in the sunday paper there was a article about geocaching. I read it and thought it looked interesting.
Went online entered my zipcode, the rest is history as they say. My first cache find "BUGS ! GCKCRH "
By the way. Thanks to all that take the time and put out the effort to place all the excellent caches. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoever spots it first on the on-line version, if they could post a link here, that would be great! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dmnrec wrote:
Whoever spots it first on the on-line version, if they could post a link here, that would be great! Smile
Thanks...

I'll post the entire text online here because the links will die.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We learned about geocaching through a Strib article too- before we joined mgca
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not find the article in my Strib this morning. It wouldn't surprise me if this is an article they keep on hand for filling space on a slow day. It's not exactly breaking news, after all. Also, I think it belongs in the variety section (or whatever name they use for that section these days) or even the sports section instead of the local news section.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The article's on the web site. Usually this means it will show up in the next day's paper. Here's the link for now:

http://www.startribune.com/462/story/173541.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure this will be twisted around somehow and my initial meaning will be lost but this is meant a little tongue in cheek.

But the following quote is somewhat sad if it is true:

"Said Bill Roehl: "My entire friendship base is somehow related to caching.""

Other than that I was pretty impressed with the article. A few inaccuracies but nearly every article has when the reporter doesn't have 100% knowledge of the subject they are reporting on. I think it painted geocaching in a pretty good light. Other article make geocachers look either pretty geeky (which some, alright, most are) or just plain weird (which some, alright, most are).

I will be interested in hearing what page this landed on in the paper.

Have a great evening,

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, front page kevin. cool

huge photo (above) on page 1 metro.

nice job guys
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice article Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice article. Well done, folks!
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