The Winter Carnival is soon approaching, and we’re eagerly awaiting the first clue to be printed in the St. Paul Pioneer Press this Sunday -even though it’s usually just a lame one that basically says the hunt for the medallion is beginning and isn’t really a clue as to where to locate the medallion. But we don’t care, to us it’s the checkered flag -Hm. Or the green flag? Yeah, I don’t know much about racing (obviously), but the first clue -as unhelpful as it is- is our signal to begin digging through snow under swing sets in parks and not look like lunatics. Yippee!!