Meet the 2014 Rummaging with Ryan winners and their guests

Winners are in the yellow shirts, their guests are in the blue shirts and the road crew members are in the green shirts.

Pictured left to right:  Guest Nancy Knox, Guest Brittany Johnson, Winner Kristi Bruer of Fisher,  Winner Jan Johnson, Devils Lake, Ryan Bakken, Guest Marge Seeba, Driver Bernadine Burke, Winner Holly Aamold of Buxton, Guest Nate Christianson, Winner Gail Sullivan of Grand Forks and Road Crew member Sue Lindlauf.

Look for more pictures of Rummaging with Ryan coming soon!

Are you having a rummage sale?

Why not have it on Friday, May 30  and advertise it in the Herald classifieds?  Ryan and the Rummaging winners will be stopping by as many sales as possible that are listed in the Friday, May 30 Herald.  Call 1-888-857-1920  to advertise your rummage sale in the Herald or visit  And don’t forget when you advertise your rummage sale in the Herald you’ll receive FREE garage sale signs like the one pictured below.

Speaking of garage sales, here are some tips from on having a successful sale.

How to have a Successful Rummage or Garage Sale

By eHow Contributor

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A successful rummage sale is often determined by the amount of time you take to prepare the items you want to sell, how you arrange those items and the awareness you create leading up to the sale.

The following link offers tips to help you make sure that your sale is the most successful it can be.

We’re doing it again … Rummaging with Ryan!

We’re doing it one more time before Ryan retires!

Enter for a chance to win a morning of rummaging on Friday, May 30 with Ryan Bakken of the Grand Forks Herald!

4 lucky winners and their guests, along with Ryan, will be chauffered to rummage sales in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. We will only stop at rummage sales listed in the Friday, May 30 Herald classified section. Ryan’s road crew will follow behind in a truck to transport the bargains. Each winner will receive $25.00 in cash to spend at the rummage sales!

Look for entry blanks in the Grand Forks Herald periodically now through May 19! Enter as many times as you wish, but only one entry per envelope. Also on the entry blank tell us what the best deal is or the most unique thing you have ever found at a rummage sale. Entries must be received by May 23. Winners will be notified by phone or email. You may also download an entry form by clicking here.


What is the best deal or most unique item?

What is the best deal or most unique item you have ever found at a rummage sale? Here are some of the responses we received on our Rummaging with Ryan Contest entry blanks:

Shelley, Crary, ND   “A lamp made into a birdbath”

Jean, Devils Lake, ND  “New fishing poles for my husband”

Lenora, Buxton, ND  “I bought an old wooden washing machine and paid $90 for it.  My daughter has it in her entry/laundry room.”

Liz, Emerado, ND  “2 glider rockers”

Patricia, Grafton, ND  “Marble top plant stand”

Shirley, Red Lake Falls, MN  “Ceramic ducks”

Paula, Edinburg, ND  “An almost new patio set – table, 4 chairs and an umbrella for $25!”

Bertha, Thompson, ND  “Railroad lantern”

Carrie, Grand Forks, ND  “Free flat screen TV”

Janet, Dent, MN  “My sister thought I was crazy when I bought a mannequin.  We drove around with it all day.  It now displays my wedding dress.”

Wilma, Grand Forks, ND  “Special K bars”

Julia, Argyle, MN  “The most fun thing I eve found was a Sears sewing machine just like new with all the attachments for only $10.”

Janell, Manvel, ND  “An antique 3 wheel bicycle with mirrors and a basket, Schwinn no less.”

Susan, Minto, ND  “Bought a nice pair of jeans for $1 – got home and threw all the rummage stuff in the washer and found a $20 bill in the pocket of the jeans.”

Cheryl, Fisher, MN  “4 piece outdoor lighted Christmas items:  tree, wreath, star and angel all under $100 “