Winter in Minnesota is long and cold. To ensure that people see the sun at least a couple times a week, the city of St. Paul has the annual Winter Carnival. It is an outdoor carnival complete with ice sculptures, ice castles, snow slides, and parades. There is a parade where King Boreus of the North processess down one of the main streets in St. Paul, followed by the troublesome Vulcans, fire spirits who ride around in a vintage fire truck. There is an annual ice carving cometition as well as the "medallion hunt," where a golden medallion is hidden in a snowbank somewhere in the city. The local paper will run clues every day that hint at the locatin of the medallion, and whoever finds it gets a cash prize.