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Leprechaun Days approaching fast

This year's Leprechaun's Lost Medallion Hunt will return to its traditional start time on Monday of Rosemount Leprechaun Days, which runs from July 20-29.

The medallion hunt will start at 9 a.m. Monday, July 23, when the first clue is released on the front door of Sterling State Bank, 4520 150th St. W., corner of County Road 42 and Diamond Path, and online.

Sterling State Bank is offering a $500 cash prize to the winner.

The hunt has enough clues, in limerick format (a nod to the city's Irish heritage), to have it run until the festival ends July 29.

Official rules and a picture of the prize will be posted on the front door of the bank.

Clues will be published every morning at 9 a.m.

Leprechaun Days button sales have begun

The Rosemount Area Seniors are selling official Rosemount Leprechaun Days buttons now through the end of the July 20-29 festival.

People who buy a $1 button may enter their name for a chance to win several prizes.

Buttons are being sold at Cub Foods, Terry's Hardware, Suzy's Kitchen, Fireside Restaurant, Kwik Trip, First State Bank of Rosemount, Walgreen's, Holiday Station Store on Chippendale Ave. and Rosemount City Hall.

Prizes this year include: $100 cash for first, $50 gift certificates for the second through sixth prizes from Larsen P.A., Master Transmission, Phil's Body Shop, MGM Liquor and Wine, BP Station. There are several other prizes ranging from $25 prizes to gift bags.

The fundraising project is one of the largest for the seniors. Funds raised go toward programming for activities and future expenses.

Golf tournament raises money for food shelf

The third annual Leprechaun Days Share-a-Can Golf Tournament will take place Sunday, July 22 at Rich Valley Golf Course in Rosemount.

All proceeds from the 18-hole shotgun-style event and items donated will go toward 360 Communities, which operates the Rosemount Family Resource Center.

The cost to play is $50 per person or $200 for a team of four. Participants who bring a pack of new diapers will receive a free bucket of balls for use at the driving range.

Check-in will be from 1 to 1:45 p.m. The shotgun start is at 2 p.m.

The event is being sponsored by Cub Foods, Rich Valley Golf Course and the city of Rosemount.

Individuals or teams may register in advance by calling Rich Valley at 651-437-4653.