Hitch Answers & Weekly Winners

 October 21, 2012: "Let's Take a Trip"
While a toad doesn't have much use for shoes, Hitch was fascinated by the Red Wing Shoe repair shop on our travels.  If you spotted him there, you were entered into our drawing, and winners were chosen at random:

*Angela Stalheim, Golden Valley
*Denise Melbie, Princeton
*Robin Davidson, Nevis
*Maria Semeniuk, Minneapolis
*Darlene Castleberg, Maiden Rock, WI

October 7, 2012: “Jouney to Africa” Hitch did not travel to Uganda this week.

September 30,2012: "Destination Thunder Bay"
Fort William is the largest Historical park in Canada and it's residents make everyone feel welcome, especially Hitch.  If you spotted him near the barrel, you are right!
Correct viewers were chosen at random, to win our On the Road souvenir:

*Joanne Egeness, Waseca
*Gary Hayek, Danbury, WI
*Rick Segl, North St. Paul

September 23,2012: "Making It In Minnesota"
You may have been the sharp-eyed fan who spotted our toady friend near a whiskey barrel in Eagle Bend, Minnesota.  We had one eligible winner this week.  Congratulations Ron!

*Ron Goodman, Mound

September 9,2012: "Destination Leech Lake"
For decades, vacationers from around the Midwest have come to enjoy the beauty of Leech Lake.  Hitch is no exception.  If you spotted him on a rock along the shore, and entered our contest, you were eligible to win our weeky souvenir.  We chose five, at random, from all of you that entered.  Here are the lucky winners:

*Nancy Koska, Cold Spring
*Jeff Wilken, Sartell
*Philip Schweitzer, Hudson, WI
*Dan Lee, Faribault
*Matthew Cox, Hastings

 

September 2, 2012: “Wonders of Western Wisconsin"
The Wisconsin Dells are known as the “Water Park Capital of the World” and it is where you spotted our friend Hitch, hanging out by the sign.  Here are the five who were chosen at random from the list of this week's entrants:

*Barb Lahti, Iron River, WI
*Deanna Latham, Brooten
*Marge Book, Zimmerman
*Alvin Aielts, Worthington
*Fred Schnick, Nisswa

August 26, 2012:  "Journey to Alaska" or “Into the Wilderness”
Jason traveled to the great state of Alaska this week. Riverboats, glaciers, fishing on the Kenai, Mount McKinley, Denali National Park.  What a state!  With all that going on, where does "Hitch" decide to plant himself in front of the camera?  At the Anderson hotel in Wabasha.  Go figure.  Here are this week's winners:

*Kate Risley, Duluth
*Lucia Patritto, Ironwood, MI
*Robin Neuberger, Nevis
*Jay Backlund, Carlos
*Edward Searles, Rochester

August 19, 2012: “Door County” 
The Hands On Art Studio was a favorite of our friend Hitch during our visit to Door County.  If you saw him there, you were entered and along with these smart folks from around the state.  Of the
eligible participants this week, we had 3 correct answers.  Congratulations!!

*JoEllen Jones, Ham Lake
*Samantha Madden, Eagan
*Julie Johnsen, Apple Valley

August 12, 2012:  "Renaissance Festival"
Attending the Renaissance Festival is one of the most popular things to do in the late summer.  "Hitch" was there, enjoying the players and patrons from the vantage point of a picnic table, while Jason enjoyed a delicious turkey leg.  Many of you spotted our toady friend there.  Of those who entered our contest, these five were chosen at random:

*Becky Beasley, Esko
*Kelly Haugen, Menahga
*Mary Devine, Stillwater
*Rich Mariner, North Mankato
*Marsha Ketel, Red Wing

 Aug 5, 2012: “Ordinary Treasures”-no Hitch

July 29, 2012: “Pumkins Etc.”-no Hitch

July 22, 2012: “Hope from Minnesota” Hitch did not travel to Uganda this week.

July 15, 2012:  "Minnesota Artists"
Dig that chainsawin' artist Jason met "On the Road" this week!  If you spotted our enthusiastic and friendly toad Hitch, you were entered in our random weekly drawing.  Here are the lucky ones this week: 

*Connie Kroells, Waconia
*Sandra Mickelson, Maple Grove
*Jeff Payant, Bloomington
*Dan Anderson, Evansville
*Jerry Niesen, Buffalo
 

July 8, 2012: "Destination: Lake of the Woods"
Hitch loves the top of Minnesota!  If you were crafty enough to spot him in Baudette, your name was thrown in the pot and five winners were drawn randomly.  Here's this week's lucky viewers:

Amy Stender, Young America
Ben Schnabel, St. Paul
Tammy Edwards, Fridley
Alec Wilson, Excelsior
Monte Tretsven, Cushing WI


July 1, 2012: "Split Rock Happy 100th!"
Hitch happens to be the same color as those rocks at the foot of the famous lighthouse.  He must have been impossible to see, because we didn’t have any eligible viewers who found him.  Better luck next week!!

June 24, 2012: “In Search of Bears"
Do bears eat toads?  "Hitch" wasn't sure, so he stayed close to the entrance of the North American Bear Center in Ely, Minnesota.  He didn't need to go inside.  He got a good look at the bears when he watched the show on TV.  We had 3 eligible viewers this week that spotted our friend by the sign, and entered our contest, then you had a chance to win our weekly souvenir. 

Steve Kreitz, Mounds View
Evelyn Daluge, Buffalo
Brian Urich, Maple Lake

June 17, 2012: “Destination Branson, Missouri”
It was a cinch to spot Hitch at his favorite place near Branson, Missouri.  He was climbing about a castle being constructed like they would have built it in Medieval times.  We had 4 correct anwers among the eligle entries, so congratulations to these viewers:

Gary Koska, Cold Spring
Corey Mills, Brooklyn Center
Pam Kalvig, Morgan
Amy Jensen, Victoria

June 10, 2012: “Tall Ships”
Everyone loves music...and our friendly toad Hitch is no exception. If you spotted him at the foot of the man playing the concertina, you were right!  Here the winners, chosen as always, at random:

Don Haines, Belle Plaine
Terry Dempsey, New Ulm
Staci Sutton, Staples
JoAnn Huele, Blaine
Sarah Neuman

June 3, 2012: “Miracles in Minnesota”
Jason traveled to Peru to find how Minnesotans are making miracles happen for others, so no Hitch contest this week.

May 27, 2012: “All About Boats”
There were some beautiful classic boats in this episode and "Hitch" got to sit in one of them.  However, he was VERY hard to spot.  Only two viewers saw him waiting for a ride in the front seat of one of the boats...and they were the lucky winners!

Wayne Sendy, Rice
Richard Ketchum, Eden Prairie

May 20, 2012: “Incredible Collections”
Wow…we saw some great collections of hats and heads, but Hitch prefers Coca Cola instead.  Many of you found him hanging out amongst the Coke collectibles near La Sueur.  Here are this week’s winners:

Lyn Loven, Pequot Lakes
Linda Fuller, River Falls WI
Sharon Beneke, Glencoe
Rob Jump, Owatonna
Katrina Mattson, Maple Grove


May 13, 2012: “Worth a Visit”
Hitch loves to hitch a ride and if you spotted him by the model train tracks in Cross Lake, you were part of our random drawing this week.  Here are the winners:

Ellene Kritikos, East Bethel
Robin McIntyre, Bloomington
Elaine Wageman, Apple Valley
Eileen Strohbeen, Danbury, WI
Todd Steinhaus, Wells


May 6, 2012: “Colorful Cafes”
Yum!  If you saw our toady friend in the Legion in Brooten, Minnesota, you got yourself a chance to be one of our five winners picked at random.  Try some of these cafes next time you're On the Road.  In the meantime, here are the winners who spotted Hitch!

Nancy Clark, Stillwater
William Miller, Pine City
Joan Grell, Pine City
Al Marmon, Osceola WI
Patricia Mohrbacher, Shakopee

April 29, 2012: “Young at Heart”
Hitch has an affinity for yellow tractors, and these viewers spotted him without any trouble!   Here are our five lucky winners, picked at random:

Mary Bovitz, Hibbing
Pauline Erickson-Sendy, Rice
Suzy Dahlin, Stillwater
Sharon Groitzcsh, Maple Grove
Marc Straube, Mankato
 

April 22, 2012: “Amazing Kids” 
We made it easy for you this week.  "Hitch" appeared in great numbers in the last segment of the program in Forest Lake. For all of those who entered, we picked five winners at random:

Sandy Larson, Plymouth
Rae Ann Roche, Fergus Falls
Mary Galke, Winona
Bob Nienkerk, Richfield
Maria Semeniuk, Minneapolis

April 15, 2012: “Daring Minnesotans” 
What a show this was!  We saw some pretty amazing Minnesotans, including a barefoot water skier who invited "Hitch" to sit on her desk as she worked.  Here are the five viewers picked at random who spotted him there.

Hannah King, Minneapolis
Mike Watkins, Plymouth
Marlene Peterson, Minneapolis
Ruth Berg, Coon Rapids
Matthew Michelizzi, Duluth
 

April 8, 2012: "Lonely Jobs"
In this show about people with lonely jobs, "Hitch" found himself on the highway just down the road from the fire tower in Nimrod, Minnesota.  If you saw him there, and entered our contest, you had a chance to win our weekly souvenir.  These five winners were chosen from all who correctly identified where "Hitch" was located.

Dawn Daluge, Albertville
Robert Dahl, Fairmont
Annette Kirwan, Fridley
Bryan Cox, Big Lake
Jennifer Alt, Pillager
 

April 1, 2012: "Duluth Harbor"
This week "Hitch" went along with Jason to visit the Duluth Harbor.  If you saw him sitting on a rock near Lake Superior, and you entered our contest, you had a chance to win our weekly "On the Road" souvenir.  Here are the five who were chosen at random this week:

Karen Donley, Anoka
Gain Wyttenback, Aitkin
Mike Farber, St. Louis Park
Donald Martin, Burnsville
Marilyn Quillen, Rice Lake,WI
 

March 29, 2012: "Unusual Places to Stay"
This week, "Hitch" was more interested in the what the architects of the "Dream Catcher" on Ludlow's Island Resort had to say, than actually taking some time to relax there.  If you saw him in that story and registered for our contest, you had a chance to win our weekly souvenir.  The following names were chosen at random from that list:

Wayne Sendy, Rice
Alex Tople, Becker
Marilyn Nienkerk, Richfield
Ron Goodman, Mound
Jackie Marmon, Osceola, WI
 

March 18, 2012: "Minnesotans at Sea"
Hitch likes a soda now and again...Did you spot him next to the Pepsi machine on the ship?  If you guessed correctly, your name was thrown into the pot.  Our winners are chosen at random:

Betty Bertram, Balsam Lake WI
Curtis Hoium, Villard
Gene DeBusk, Brainerd
Deb Hoffman, Owatonna
Chad Gruber, WaitPark
 

March 11, 2012: "Destination Thunder Bay"
Fort William is the largest Historical park in Canada and it's residents make everyone feel welcome, especially Hitch.  If you spotted him near the barrel, you are right!
Five correct viewers were chosen at random, to win our On the Road souvenir:

Shirley Gustafson, Mound
Heather Bautch, Cambridge
Don Anderson, Minnetrista
Jim Altermatt, Ham Lake
Darlene Castleberg, Maiden Rock WI

March 4, 2012: "Destination Cancun"
Hitch had a great time exploring the hidden treasures around Cancun, Mexico this week.  He particularly liked learning about the Mayan culture.  If you spotted him at the Kanche, you qualified for this week's drawing.  Here are the lucky winners!

Anthony Kramer, Owatanna
Jean Hayek, Danbury, WI
Ron Tisue, Redwood Falls
Alex, Becker
Charlene Heule, Cloquet
 

Sunday, February 26, 2012:  No OTR due to the Academy Awards.


February 12, 2012: “Minnesota Winter”
Hitch really enjoyed watching Joe Prijatel of Ely, Minnesota hand-make snowshoes in his workshop.  Yep, he was there, on the floor next to Joe's tool bench.  If you craftily spied him, you were eligible for this week's drawing

Bernadette Super, New Hope
Jim Staff, Isanti
Gene Neuberger, Nevis
Coleen St. Marie, Saginaw
Carole Huhn, Ashland WI

February 5, 2012: "A Minnesota Road Trip"
Hitch loves to travel "On the Road" as you know...and these lucky viewers entered our contest after spotting him.  Here are the winners, chosen at random:

William Zins, St. Cloud
Richard Culler, Apple Valley
Cynthia Benson, Montevideo
Ede Rosencrants, Rochester
Don Lomax, Bloomington

January 29, 2010: "Young at 80!"
Hitch sure does love his coffee!  So this week, "Hitch" chose to join Jason at the Sportsmen's Cafe in Mora, Minnesota.  If you saw him there, you qualified for this week's drawing.  And the winners are:

Nicole Johnson, Rogers
David Kupfer, Richfield
Ronald Blume, Apple Valley
Karen Bereson, Colfax WI
Bill Tourek, Plymouth
 

January 22, 2012: Destination Northwestern Wisconsin"
So close to home and lots to see and do...we had a great time in Northwestern Wisconsin!.  A great spot for anglers is the Fishing Hall of Fame.  It's where "Hitch" found himself in the mouth of a giant Musky.  A toad like him would make a great meal for a hungry Musky, but it was all in fun.  If you saw our friend there, and entered our contest, you were eligible to win our weekly souvenir.  Here are this week's five winners chosen at random:

Cassie Carlson, St. Paul
Gary Hayek, Danbury WI
Connie Okragleski, Delano
Steve Barber, Minneapolis
Grandon Scheil, Prairie Farm, WI
 

January 15, 2012 "Wacky Artists"
"Hitch" actually appeared twice in Tim Fort's special "On the Road" kinetic display he set up for us in his apartment. The first time was a pop-up likeness of himself.  The second time it was really him, hiding under the table. If you spotted either, or both, you were entered in our contest.  Here are the five winners chosen at random this week:

Linda Segl, North St. Paul
Alan Bergeson, New Brighton
William Miller, Pine City
Scott Kern, Wadena
Brenda Sigaoos, Brainerd
 

January 8, 2012 "Minnesotans at Disney World"
It's fascinating to learn how many Minnesotans have been drawn to work at Walt Disney World.  They achieved their fantasy jobs in the biggest fantasy land in America.  Our buddy "Hitch" was most interested in visiting with the creator of the stage musical about his close friend Nemo. Many of you saw him there.  The following five names were chosen from those who entered with the correct answer:

Nancy Koska, Cold Spring
Richard Ketchum, Eden Prairie
Pat Kraker, Walker
Cyndy Fallon, Hutchinson
Austin Hirsch, Vadnais Heights
 

January 1, 2012 "Destination: Lake Mille Lacs"
"Hitch" went from an aircraft carrier in the Pacific one week, to ice fishing on Lake Mille Lacs the next.  Two bodies of water.  Two very different climates. If it's possible to get goose bumps on top of toad bumps, then that's what happened to "Hitch" as he sat shivering on the ice in front of some pretty cool fish houses.  He was spotted by many, but only a lucky few were chosen at random to receive our prize:

Joan Grell, Pine City
Julie Nacke, Fergus Falls
Bettylou Robinson, Bayport
Lynette Hoveland, St. Paul
Kathy Soukup, Londsale
 

December 25, 2011: "Gatekeepers of the Gunflint Trail"
The Gunflint Trail in Northern Minnesota is a magnificent place, especially on a beautiful snowy day.  Our friend "Hitch" found solitude sitting in the freshly fallen snow at the Gunflint Lodge, where he spent his week.  Here are the five viewers who spotted him, chosen at random from the many who entered:

Nora Germain, St. Paul, MN
Pat Staff, Isanti, MN
Mary Walker, Hancock, MN
William Miller, Pine City, MN
Joan Irwin, Arlington, MN

December 18, 2011-Helping Haiti-Hitch did not travel to Haiti with Jason this time. 

December 11, 2011: "That's Amazing!"
Hitch had so much fun in this program, he could have even have been jumping out of a plane!  But no, he snuggled up in a bunk at the Great Lakes Museum in Duluth at the beginning of the show, and he wouldn't budge!  Here are the five lucky winners picked at random.

Dodd Hirsch, Blaine, MN
Joyce Bader, Minnetonka, MN
James Dreke, Chaska, MN
Jill Sader, Oakdale, MN
Glorianne Withmore, Brooten, MN

Sunday, December 4, 2011: "On the Road: North Shore Winter II"
"Hitch" was pretty easy to see this week, sitting confidently in front of the garage door in Cloquet, Minnesota as the Zamboni was backing out.  Pretty brave toad! Five were chosen at random, from all who entered, to win our On the Road souvenir:

Jeff Rygwall, Andover, MN
Jonathon Leguadia, Kimball, MN
Robert Lubenow, Appleton, MN
Heidi Carston, Rosemount, MN
Todd Woodworth, Crosby, MN

November 13, 2011: "Into the Wilderness"
We loved watching diver Jeff Bosek hunt for bounty...but our toady friend Hitch liked the booty the best!  If you saw him looking at all the rings Jeff had found, on his kitchen table, you were eligible for this week's drawing.  And the winners are....

Sue Ricard, Bemidji
Rich Czech, Coon Rapids
Ruth Webb, Bemidji
Rosemaire Spilman, Mora
Lynn Ingebrigtsen, Northfield
 

November 6, 2011: "On the Road: Journey to Africa, Minnesotan on a Mission" 
Hitch did not travel to Africa.

October 30, 2010 "Halloween II: Looking for Ghosts"
It's too scary to even think about, but "Hitch" stayed close to Jason this time, near the table lamp, because he's afraid of the dark. Here are this week's five winners, chosen at random from all who entered and answered the question "Where's Hitch?" correctly:

Corey Holm, Askov, MN
Jeff Wigen, Lakeville, MN
Sarah Dunne, St. Paul, MN
Tammy Childress, St. Cloud, MN
Roger Smedberg, Brooklyn Park, MN

October 23, 2011: "On the Road: Destination Door County"
Congratulations to all who saw our little toad friend.  Those who said Hitch was at the Hands On Art Studio were right. Here are this weeks five random winners chosen from all the viewers who spotted him:

Marge Book, Zimmerman. MN
Ron Tisue, Redwood Falls, MN
Annie Chen, Roseville, MN
Larry McGee, Maple Grove, MN
Marsha Rosentreter, Norwood Young America, MN
 

October 16, 2011: "On the Road: Making It In Minnesota"Jason Davis visited creative entrepreneurs around central Minnnesota and if you spotted Hitch by the whiskey barrels, you were right!   Five correct viewers were chosen at random, to win our On the Road souvenir and they are:

Chad Gruber, Waite Park, MN
Barbara Johnson, Nerstrand, MN
Dianne Diaz, Inver Grove Heights, MN
Jeff Jands, Columbia Heights, MN
Brian Stauffer, Blaine, MN
 

October 9, 2011: "On the Road: Wonders of Western Wisconsin"
The Wisconsin Dells are known as the “Water Park Capital of the World” and it is where you spotted our friend Hitch, hanging out by the sign.  Here are the five who were chosen at random from the list of this week's entrants:

Jeffrey Keim, St. Paul, MN
Gloria Rosencrants, Rochester, MN
Robert Gill, St. Joseph, MN
Andra Cohon, Edina, MN
Luann Kuth, Kasson, MN


October 2, 2011: "On the Road: Fall Colors"
There's not much that can beat a drive on the back roads of Northern Minnesota on a beautiful fall afternoon.  Add to that, a visit to an apple orchard, and you've got yourself a perfect weekend. "Hitch" was thrilled with the "behind-the-scenes" tour of the orchard in Peppin Heights.  Many of you spotted our friend there but only five were chosen at random to receive our special souvenir.  Try your luck next week!

Meredith Quinn, Elk River, MN
Loren Rieken, Fergus Falls, MN
Jan Johnson, Sartell, MN
Matt O’Brien, Hayfield, MN
Bob Lindeman, Le Sueur, MN


September 25, 2011:  "On the Road: Destination Thunder Bay"
Fort William is the largest Historical park in Canada and it's residents make everyone feel welcome, especially Hitch.  If you spotted him near the barrel, you are right!
Five correct viewers were chosen at random, to win our On the Road souvenir:

Judy Markson, Brooklyn Park, MN
Issy Joken, Hackensack, MN
Sandie Schnick, Nisswa, MN
William Miller, Pine City, MN
Jill Sadler, Oakdale, MN
 

September 18, 2011: "Destination Branson, Missouri"
It was a cinch to spot Hitch at his favorite place near Branson, Missouri.  He was climbing about a castle being constructed like they would have built it in Medieval times.  Here are the winners, chosen at random:

Kevin Yeats, Pequot Lakes, MN
Kay Christenson, Crystal, MN
Rick Segl, North St. Paul, MN
Emily Livingston, Trego, WI
Myron Aldrich, Owatonna, MN
 

September 11th, 2011: "On the Road: Great Fall Destinations"
Did you spot "Hitch" at Leo and Marilyn Smith's folk art studio?  If so, you were in good company.  Many spotted him, but only five can be winners.  These viewers who had the right answer were chosen at random from all of our entrants:

Craig Fischer, St. James, MN
Harris Kramer, Circle Pines, MN
Matthew Bielejeski, Stacey, MN
Luann Kuth, Kasson, MN
Phil Murray, Elk River, MN
 

September 4, 2011: "Destination North Dakota!"
We loved our visit to North Dakota...complete with ranch vacations, digging for fossils, the Medora Musical, the Pitchfork Steak Fondue, the scenic badlands. "Hitch" had so much fun, he plans on returning next summer with his entire family.  Some of you saw him sitting on the porch in Bonanzaville and entered our contest.  These are the five who were chosen at random from the list of this week's entrants:

Michael Foster, Sartell, MN
William R. Zins, St. Cloud, MN
Ronald Robelia, Menomonie, WI
Melissa Timm, Hampton, MN
Pam Wollenburg, Big Lake, MN
 

August 28, 2011: "Amazing Kids IV"
If you stayed up with us, it was easy to be a winner! "Hitch" appeared in great numbers in the last segment of the program in Forest Lake. Sorry--those of you who thought he was on the Duluth Mayor's desk--that was a beautiful piece of stone--not Hitch!  For all of those who entered and answered correctly, we picked five winners at random:

Ron Burton, Golden Valley, MN
Jim Simon, Chetek, WI
Linda Segl, North St. Paul, MN
Jackie Marmon, Osceola, WI
Joan Grell, Pine City, MN
 

August 21, 2011, “Destination Bayfield”
Bayfield, Wisconsin is a great little town.  It's right on the shores of Lake Superior and the jumping off point for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.  It's also the berry capitol of Wisconsin.  Our friend "Hitch" loves the strawberry patches up there, but if you let him go off on his own he gets lost in the bushes and is very hard to find.  Many of you spotted him, however.  And from the list we chose five at random for our "On the Road" souvenir.

Trever Benson, Windom, MN
Greg Huse, Hutchinson, MN
David Brady, Stewartville, MN
Heather Bautch, Cambridge, MN
M.C. Haines, Belle Plain, MN
 

August 14, 2011, “Jason Goes Home”
Hitch takes ride on the English Channel when he travels to Jason’s home.  Here are the lucky winners, chosen at random, from the viewers who spotted him on the boat.  Congratulations!

Ralph W. Reiners, Columbia Heights, MN
Lori Christofferson, Kimball, MN
Angela Hubrig, Wheaton, MN
Jan Uzlik, Vadnais Heights, MN
Christy Gibbs, Kilkenny, MN
 

August 7, 2011:  "How Sweet It Is"
Who doesn't love pie?  Our friendly toad Hitch certainly does.  If you spotted him in the pie capitol, Braham MN, you were right!  Here the winners, chosen as always, at random:

Jessica Stauner, Rice Lake, WI
Jake Slayton, Rice Lake, WI
Ray Heil, Barron, WI
Ross Patterson, Oakdale, MN
Mary Kerr, St. Paul, MN

May 1, 2011:  "Tall Ships" 
Everyone loves music...and our friendly toad Hitch is no exception. If you spotted him at the foot of the man playing the concertina, you were right!  Here the winners, chosen as always, at random:

Keith Kennedy—St. Paul, MN
Jean Hayek—Danbury, WI
Darren Reid—Stacy, MN
Lucy Gaylor—Lakeville, MN
Brian Gerardy—Buffalo, MN

April 24, 2011: "Let's Take a Trip"
While a toad doesn't have much use for shoes, Hitch was fascinated by the Red Wing Shoe repair shop on our travels.  If you spotted him there, you were entered into our drawing, and winners were chosen at random:

Greg Lauinger—New Hope, MN
Dianne Testa—Roseville, MN
Brenda Hielkema—Little Canada, MN
Jan Lauinger—New Hope, MN
 

April 17, 2011: "In Search of Bears"
Do bears eat toads?  "Hitch" wasn't sure, so he stayed close to the entrance of the North American Bear Center in Ely, Minnesota.  He didn't need to go inside.  He got a good look at the bears when he watched the show on TV.  If you saw our friend by the sign, and entered our contest, then you had a chance to win our weekly souvenir.  Here are the five entrants who were chosen at random this week:

Rae Ann Roche—Fergus Falls, MN
Randy Cunningham—New Market, MN
Robin Neuberger—Nevis, MN
Don Lomax—Bloomington, MN
Kayla Berg—Lake City, MN
 

April 10, 2011: "Destination Leech Lake"
For decades, vacationers from around the Midwest have come to enjoy the beauty of Leech Lake.  Hitch is no exception.  If you spotted him on a rock along the shore, and entered our contest, you were eligible to win our weeky souvenir.  We chose five, at random, from all of you that entered.  Here are the lucky winners:

Ron Goodman—Mound, MN
Kit Bolton—Elk River, MN
Jerred Kline—Coon Rapids, MN
Tom Bicek—Mankato, MN
Molly Grabau—Spring Valley, MN

April 3, 2011: "Destination: Rainy Lake"
What a great place to spend time r