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spinowner: Here's the solution to the puzzle.
The bordering states and provinces are Ontario, Manitoba, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan. Michigan is sometimes mistakenly omitted from the list because the border between Minnesota and Michigan is in Lake Superior. Including Michigan in the calculations generated the correct coordinates, N45 02.620 x W93 30.998. Omitting Michigan in the calculations generated coordinates for a decoy container at N45 02.648 x W93 30.858.

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## Minnesota Geography 101

A cache by spinowner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/3/2010
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THE CACHE IS NOT AT THE LISTED COORDINATES. THE LISTED COORDINATES ARE FOR PARKING. PARKING MAY BE DIFFICULT DURING SCHOOL HOURS.

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"good morning, mr. spinowner."
"Come now, boys and girls! We can do better than that! Good morning, class!"
"GOOD MORNING, MR. SPINOWNER!"
Much better! Today we are going to take a Minnesota Geography test. Let's get our minds and pencils sharpened and get to work.
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List the U.S. states and Canadian provinces which border Minnesota. Count the number of letters in the names of these states and provinces. Divide this number by two. This is the quantity Q.

The cache is located at
N45 02.ABC
W93 30.DEF

ABC = 823 - (7 x Q)
DEF = (35 x Q) - 17

It is Mr. spinowner's policy not to divulge test answers. However, he encourages those students who would like a tutor to assist them with their studies to contact those who have previously passed the test.

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