March 28, 2015 10:16 PM
The stakes were raised on Saturday for some of the Northland's fastest problem solvers at the second annual Jigsaw Puzzle Derby.
Teams of up to four got right two work, laying out and piecing together the 500-piece puzzles as a three-hour timer started.
St. Louis County 4-H organized the event to raise funds for its youth development and leadership programs.
In all 56 teams and about 160 people competed in the derby at Clyde Iron Works.
While some puzzlers were a little faster than others, Kaylinn Stormo an event organizer said everyone had a competitive spirit.
"It's amazing, Stormo said. "You would not think how exciting and such an adrenaline rush you get from doing a puzzle, but I did my first competitive puzzle last year and it's like running a race. You just need to find the place where the piece of the puzzle goes, and it's just really, really fun."
Winning teams got prizes donated by local businesses, but all of competitors get to take home the puzzle they put together.
Updated: March 28, 2015 10:16 PM
Created: March 28, 2015 05:52 PM
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