Award                       Complete Sign            Name                                  City                State   Description

  $1,000 - F. Robert Starr    WILCRAFT -                Tom Roering                           Mahtomedi         MN     Amphibious motorized icehouse.  This is an ice

  Award (Grand Prize)        MULTIFARIOUS, INC.                                                                              fishing vehicle designed to safely and comfortably

                                                                                                                                           transport you to your favorite fishing spots.  The hull

                                                                                                                                           raises and lowers a quick top cover to provide warmth

                                                                                                                                            and shelter from the wind.

  F. Robert Starr Award       SAFELOADER              Grant Hanson                          Glenwood           MN     Safety device that protects both loader and operator

  (2nd Place)                                                                                                                            when bucket strikes an immovable object.  Bucket

                                                                                                                                           automatically tilts up to clear object and then resets

  $500 - Maynard Speece     QUICK PLUG               Rich Larsen & Jodi Burich            Minneapolis        MN     Quick Plug repairs damaged wood screw threads for

  Award (People's Choice)                                                                                                             doors, cabinets and furniture.  The kit contains a

                                                                                                                                           tapered reamer and water-activated adhesive-coated

                                                                                                                                           hardwood plugs.

  Maynard Speece Award     WILCRAFT -                Tom Roering                           Mahtomedi         MN     Amphibious motorized icehouse.  This is an ice

  (2nd Place)                  MULTIFARIOUS, INC.                                                                              fishing vehicle designed to safely and comfortably

                                                                                                                                           transport you to your favorite fishing spots.  The hull

                                                                                                                                           raises and lowers a quick top cover to provide warmth

                                                                                                                                            and shelter from the wind.

  Gold Medallion              QUICK PLUG               Rich Larsen & Jodi Burich            Minneapolis        MN     Quick Plug repairs damaged wood screw threads for

                                                                                                                                           doors, cabinets and furniture.  The kit contains a

                                                                                                                                           tapered reamer and water-activated adhesive-coated

                                                                                                                                           hardwood plugs.

  Gold Medallion              CLAMP-N-CUT             Mike Spencer                          Marshfield          WI      The Clamp-N-Cut enables the user to produce clean,

                                                                                                                                           straight, horizontal rip cuts on drywall like a

                                                                                                                                           professional in one fast easy step.

  Gold Medallion              BORDER BUDDIE BY      Kenneth Schmidt                      Anoka              MN     A hand tool for hanging wall paper border.  Holds the

                                 SCHMIDT                                                                                             border on the wall so both hands are free to smooth

                                                                                                                                           border and wipe off glue.

  Gold Medallion              MIGHTY MITER           Shula Pressler                          Northridge          CA      Take the guessing out of cutting moldings.  Be it for

                                                                                                                                           picture frames, wall and/or crown molding, this

                                                                                                                                           fixture can be used with ANY saw.

  Gold Medallion              THE BEDFAN               Kurt Tompkins                        Snook               TX      The Bedfan is an innovative cooling system that

                                                                                                                                           blows a whisper-quiet breeze between the sheets to

                                                                                                                                           beat the heat.  The breeze starts at the foot of your bed

                                                                                                                                            and gently flows up the sides of your body,

                                                                                                                                           surrounding your neck & shoulders.

  Gold Medallion              SAFELOADER              Grant Hanson                          Glenwood           MN     Safety device that protects both loader and operator

                                                                                                                                           when bucket strikes an immovable object.  Bucket

                                                                                                                                           automatically tilts up to clear object and then resets


  Award                       Complete Sign            Name                                  City                State   Description

  Gold Medallion              WILCRAFT -                Tom Roering                           Mahtomedi         MN     Amphibious motorized icehouse.  This is an ice

                                 MULTIFARIOUS, INC.                                                                              fishing vehicle designed to safely and comfortably

                                                                                                                                           transport you to your favorite fishing spots.  The hull

                                                                                                                                           raises and lowers a quick top cover to provide warmth

                                                                                                                                            and shelter from the wind.

  Silver Medallion             HELL-YA HITCH           Robert Cremer                         Miller               SD      Invention fits into vehicle receiver hitch reducing

                                 HELPER                                                                                               squatting, front end weaving, and wheel hop when

                                                                                                                                           hauling or pulling a heavy load.

  Silver Medallion             DOLLY SAVER LIFT KIT Dale Schak                             Tyler                MN     Simple device to raise the rear frame on any over the

                                                                                                                                           road truck-tractor to take weight and pressure off of

                                                                                                                                           trailer dolly.  Makes hooking up and cranking dollies

                                                                                                                                           effortless.

  Silver Medallion             TRACTION CHAIR        Bob Baune                              Morton             MN     Traction chair designed for lower back/lumbar area. 

                                                                                                                                           Portable.  Provides pain relief for people with lower

                                                                                                                                           back chronic pain.  (Improved version of 2005

  Silver Medallion             EASY BOOK CLIP          Florence Halstead                      El Cerrito           CA      The bookmark that holds your book open for easy

                                                                                                                                           reading.  Little things mean a lot.

  Silver Medallion             STAY-CLEAN               Donald Darnell                         Auburn              CA      Keep your house clean while you work on home

                                 CURTAINS                                                                                            improvement projects using this versatile, disposable,

                                                                                                                                            easy-to-use, and inexpensive dust curtain.

  Silver Medallion             POWER SCOPE             James Heinrich                         Medford            MN     The Power Scope Adjuster mounts on an existing

                                 ADJUSTER                                                                                            scope, allowing you to zoom in & out, without

                                                                                                                                           taking hands out of shooting position, eyes out of

                                                                                                                                           scope or crosshairs off of target.

  Silver Medallion             DRIVE AWAKE             John McDonough                      Fargo                ND      A revolutionary, hands free, wireless, electronic

                                                                                                                                           device.  It will effectively wake a drowsy driver

                                                                                                                                           allowing time to find a safe place to stop the vehicle.

  Silver Medallion             DAWG-ON-LEASH         Franklin Meath                        St. Paul             MN     A retractable leash that stays on the pet.  Eliminates

                                                                                                                                           snapping and unsnapping when entering or leaving

                                                                                                                                           automobile.  An ideal training leash.

  Bronze Medallion           EZ BIN                       Daniel Hughes                          Eagle Mountain    UT      Trash recepticle with vacuum port for debri.

  Bronze Medallion           HANDLE CLAMP          Wayne Tjeerdsma                     Avon                SD      The Handle Clamp is a spring loaded device that

                                                                                                                                           holds brooms, shovels, spades, etc. in a stable

                                                                                                                                           position while vehicle is in motion.


  Award                       Complete Sign            Name                                  City                State   Description

  Bronze Medallion           QUICK GRIP CHUCK      Pepper Aasgaard                       Omaha              NE      Self locking chuck assembly that never needs to be

                                                                                                                                           hand tightened.  Replaces current drill chucks.  It may

                                                                                                                                            also be used with current drills as an attachment such

                                                                                                                                            as dental tools.

  Bronze Medallion           THERAPEZE                Clint Fruitman                         Chandler            AZ      TherapEze is a clinically proven cold pad for pain

                                                                                                                                           relief that feels good applied.  It works faster than ice

                                                                                                                                           without the pain of ice.

  Bronze Medallion           HIDE-A-WEIGH            Oden Alreck                            Knife River         MN     A hidden, push button, utilitarion drawer, adapted for

                                                                                                                                           under kitchen or vanity cabinet.  A simple convenient

                                                                                                                                            method to store a bath scale or petdish.

  Bronze Medallion           CONTINUITY TESTER   Lue Vang                               Charlotte           NC      An electrical continuity tester.  It is hand held, battery

                                                                                                                                            operated and has a test probe.  It also has a cord that

                                                                                                                                           can reach up to 12 feet.

  Bronze Medallion           "TWO BOWL" BIRD       Gordon Dye & Theresa Dye          Sheffield            IA       A bird bath that uses two bowls in place of one - an

                                 BATH SYSTEM                                                                                      outer bowl that holds water and an inner bowl that

                                                                                                                                           floats.

  Bronze Medallion           THE STORAGE LIFT      Gene Anderson                         Fargo                ND      A two tiered mechanical storage system designed to

                                                                                                                                           save storage space by conveniently storing large,

                                                                                                                                           heavy items.  (ie. Snowmobiles, ATV's, riding

                                                                                                                                           mowers, motorcycles, etc.)

  Bronze Medallion           CLUBMAXX PCH &       Scott A. Gordon                       Waite Park         MN     Unique designed golf bags featuring our exclusive

                                 ZZEUS GOLF BAGS                                                                                  PCH or Zzeus club management systems delivering

                                 AND EQUIPMENT                                                                                  maximum protection plus organization and enhancing

                                                                                                                                            enjoyment of the game.

  Bronze Medallion           THE STEPPER              John Stuart                             Enid                 OK      The Stepper can be placed anywhere along your

                                                                                                                                           garden hose.  This new step activated devise can stop

                                                                                                                                           or regulate either your garden hose or water sprinkler.

  Bronze Medallion           "RIP N LEARN SERIES    Stacey L. Keenan                      Kansas City        MO     A portable trifold children's toy that is both

                                                                                                                                           inexpensive and educational.  It can be marketed to

                                                                                                                                           anyone connected to a child and sold almost anywhere.

  Honorable Mention         BACK SUPPORT FOR      John G. Rutty                          Hanover            PA      A sufferer of back pain is given relief by the adjustable

                                 A SEAT                                                                                                swiveling supports that provide lift to the major

                                                                                                                                           muscles in the areas of the underarms.

  Honorable Mention         REACH EZ                   Paul Boyum                            Battle Lake         MN     A device to make everything in your pickup box

                                                                                                                                           within your reach, while standing on the ground

                                                                                                                                           behind your tailgate.


  Award                       Complete Sign            Name                                  City                State   Description

  Honorable Mention         TOOLSAWAY              David Udy                              Salt Lake City      UT      ToolsAway is the only "spaceonomical" tool

                                                                                                                                           organizer in the world.  It keeps your lawn and garden

                                                                                                                                            tools securely sorted and out of your way.  It is very

                                                                                                                                           easy to use!

  Honorable Mention         CORING DRILL RIVET    Pepper Aasgaard                       Omaha              NE      Conical coring cutting tip.  An improved two and

                                                                                                                                           three flute cutting head that may be modified for

                                                                                                                                           various materials from plastics to structural steel.

  Honorable Mention         JIFFY CONDENSATE      Mark Ekern                            Flandreau           SD      Device to easily clean AC condensate drains.

                                 CLEANER

  Honorable Mention         THE SAFER MOUSE       Michael Gag                            New Ulm           MN     The Safer Mouse Trap protects little children and pets

                                 TRAP                                                                                                  from injuries caused by mouse traps, Dcon, etc.

  Honorable Mention         PILLCAP                    Theodore Esau                         Bloomington       MN     A bottlecap with a receptacle for medication(s) with

                                                                                                                                           added caps, one on top of another.

  Honorable Mention         INSTAHANDLE            David Udy                              Salt Lake City      UT      A way to attach a handle to almost anything!

  Honorable Mention         BUCKLE WRITE'S         Genaro Texidor                        Valdosta            GA      A unique belt buckle with a telescopic pen.  Always

                                                                                                                                           have a pen handy!

  Honorable Mention         SAVVY CADDY SLIM      Alan Beckley                           Plano               TX      Savvy Caddy Wallets:  Half as thick;  Holds twice as

                                 WALLETS                                                                                            many cards;  See and access all of your cards;  And

                                                                                                                                           you're smart, shouldn't your wallet be Savvy?

  Carl Oja Memorial Award "TWO BOWL" BIRD       Gordon Dye & Theresa Dye          Sheffield            IA       A bird bath that uses two bowls in place of one - an

  (Best Display)               BATH SYSTEM                                                                                      outer bowl that holds water and an inner bowl that

                                                                                                                                           floats.

  Carl Oja Memorial Award POWER SCOPE             James Heinrich                         Medford            MN     The Power Scope Adjuster mounts on an existing

  (Best Display) 2nd Place   ADJUSTER                                                                                            scope, allowing you to zoom in & out, without

                                                                                                                                           taking hands out of shooting position, eyes out of

                                                                                                                                           scope or crosshairs off of target.

  Professor Otto Schmitt     MIGHTY MITER           Shula Pressler                          Northridge          CA      Take the guessing out of cutting moldings.  Be it for

  Memorial Award (Most                                                                                                              picture frames, wall and/or crown molding, this

  Innovative)                                                                                                                           fixture can be used with ANY saw.

  Gordon Volkenant           WILCRAFT -                Tom Roering                           Mahtomedi         MN     Amphibious motorized icehouse.  This is an ice

  Memorial Award (Best      MULTIFARIOUS, INC.                                                                              fishing vehicle designed to safely and comfortably

  Working Model)                                                                                                                      transport you to your favorite fishing spots.  The hull

                                                                                                                                           raises and lowers a quick top cover to provide warmth

                                                                                                                                            and shelter from the wind.


  Award                       Complete Sign            Name                                  City                State   Description

  Friend of the Environment                                 "TWO BOWL" BIRD                 Gordon Dye & Theresa Dye     Sheffield  IA         A bird bath that uses two bowls in place of one - an

  Plaque                        BATH SYSTEM                                                                                      outer bowl that holds water and an inner bowl that

                                                                                                                                           floats.

  Longest Distance Traveled EASY BOOK CLIP          Florence Halstead                      El Cerrito           CA      The bookmark that holds your book open for easy

   Plaque                                                                                                                                 reading.  Little things mean a lot.

  Oldest Exhibitor Plaque    DANDELION DOBBER    Paul Johnson                           Lake Crystal       MN     A container that holds a liquid dandelion killer that is

                                                                                                                                            applied directly to the dandelion.

  Youngest Exhibitor Plaque CONTINUITY TESTER   Lue Vang                               Charlotte           NC      An electrical continuity tester.  It is hand held, battery

                                                                                                                                            operated and has a test probe.  It also has a cord that

                                                                                                                                           can reach up to 12 feet.

  Kid's Choice Award          THE BUS DETECTOR     Erica Churchill                                                        Grade 4, Lowell Elementary, Duluth, MN

  Kid's Choice Award          DOG FREE CAT FOOD    Kelsey Swieringa & Justice                                           Grade 5, Carlton Elementary, Carlton, MN

  Saturday 1st Place           DISH                          Lundquist

  Kid's Choice Award          SNOWBOARD AERIAL    Cooper Carlson                                                        Grade 4, Lowell Elementary, Duluth, MN

  Saturday 2nd Place          SAFETY LEASH

  Kid's Choice Award          UV NIGHT DRIVING       Cadence Bambenek                                                   Grade 5, Congdon Park Elementary, Duluth, MN

  Saturday 2nd Place          READING LAMP

  Kid's Choice Award          PAUL BUNYAN            Logan LaValier                                                        Grade 4, Lowell Elementary, Duluth, MN

  Saturday 2nd Place

  Kid's Choice Award Sunday REMOVABLE FENCE      Tanner Walsh                                                         6th Grade, Sibley East School, Gaylord, MN

                                 SYSTEM

  Kid's Choice Award Sunday RABBIT HAY FEEDER    Ashlie Frederick                                                       3rd Grade, Minnewaska Elementary, Glennwood, MN

  University of MN           DANDELION DOBBER    Paul Johnson                           Lake Crystal       MN     A container that holds a liquid dandelion killer that is

  AgrAbility Project Award                                                                                                             applied directly to the dandelion.

  1st Prize $300

  University of MN           REACH EZ                   Paul Boyum                            Battle Lake         MN     A device to make everything in your pickup box

  AgrAbility Project Award                                                                                                            within your reach, while standing on the ground

  2nd Prize $150                                                                                                                       behind your tailgate.

  University of MN           KWIK WHIP                Shirley Olson                           New London       MN     A lawn tool which carries an electric or gas powered

  AgrAbility Project Award                                                                                                            string trimmer - making lawn maintenance faster,

  3rd Prize $75                                                                                                                         easier, and safer.


  Award                       Complete Sign            Name                                  City                State   Description

  Friend of Agriculture $100 SAFELOADER              Grant Hanson                          Glenwood           MN     Safety device that protects both loader and operator

   1st Place Award                                                                                                                      when bucket strikes an immovable object.  Bucket

                                                                                                                                           automatically tilts up to clear object and then resets

  Friend of Agriculture $50   HELL-YA HITCH           Robert Cremer                         Miller               SD      Invention fits into vehicle receiver hitch reducing

  2ND Place Award           HELPER                                                                                               squatting, front end weaving, and wheel hop when

                                                                                                                                           hauling or pulling a heavy load.