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February 18, 2018
'Building the ice palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Local residents who haven't yet taken the opportunity to pay a visit to King Isbit's Ice Palace on the Detroit Lakes...
February 18, 2018 - 6:00am
February 8, 2018
Detroit Lakes lights up 30-foot ice palace as 10-day Polar Fest kicks off
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Folks showed up in droves for Polar Fest's kick off in Detroit Lakes on Thursday evening, despite sub-zero temps....
February 8, 2018 - 9:52pm
January 11, 2018
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - It’s official: Detroit Lakes’ first ice harvest since the early 1970s is in the books. A crew of nine men from Wee...
January 11, 2018 - 9:39pm
January 10, 2018
'The Legend of King Isbit'
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — By now, most of northwest Minnesota knows that Detroit Lakes will soon be getting its very own ice palace —...
January 10, 2018 - 4:11pm
January 3, 2018
Conditions look good for Detroit Lakes' first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Conditions are good for Detroit Lakes' first ice harvest in nearly 50 years as ice thickness near the Detroit Lakes...
January 3, 2018 - 3:19pm
October 18, 2017
Detroit Lakes ice palace committee moving forward with plans even though 'St. Paul couldn't get it done'
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — When organizers behind the plans to build a "super-sized" ice palace for the 2018 St. Paul Winter Carnival scuttled...
October 18, 2017 - 1:59pm
January 29, 2016
Organizers hope interest in new Fargo winter festival snowballs
FARGO—The F-M area's inaugural North of Normal Frostival is starting small, but given time, organizers hope it becomes a destination event...
January 29, 2016 - 7:34am
February 4, 2011
Polar Fest in Detroit Lakes set Feb. 11-20
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - The annual Polar Fest in Detroit Lakes, a celebration embracing the winter season, is slated Feb. 11-20. Events throughout the festival include the Polar Plunge into Detroit Lake; polar explorer Lonnie Dupre will speak about his adventures, including his latest...
February 4, 2011 - 12:00am
Man attempts to be first to climb McKinley solo
When library personnel were scheduling Lonnie Dupre to come speak during Detroit Lakes' Polar Fest about his great expeditions, they had no idea...
January 4, 2011 - 12:00am
December 20, 2010
Polar Fest 2011 to feature new events
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - It might not quite be the season yet, but it sure feels polar-like outside. And organizers of Polar Fest are gearing up...
December 20, 2010 - 12:00am
February 4, 2010
Polar Fest activities set in Detroit Lakes
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Detroit Lakes will host its annual Polar Fest Saturday through Feb. 15. Saturday's events include vintage snowmobile races on Detroit Lake near the Holiday Inn. Other events include turkey bowling on Wednesday and comedian C. Willi Myles on Feb. 11 at the...
February 4, 2010 - 12:00am
January 10, 2010
Polar Fest includes pageant, fireworks
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Polar Fest - this city's answer to the winter blues - wouldn't exist without the efforts of two local women who wanted to ensure that Detroit Lakes wasn't a summer-only destination. In 1996, Ericka Johnson was the driving force in creating Polar Fest, which...
January 10, 2010 - 12:00am
November 21, 2009
Detroit Lakes Polar Fest celebration Feb. 6-14
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Polar Fest, the annual celebration of winter, is set for Feb. 6-14 here. A variety of cold weather and indoor events are planned, including a fireworks display, Polar Plunge, Freeze Your Buns 5K, Ice Tee golf tournament, turkey bowling, fishing tournaments,...
November 21, 2009 - 12:00am
January 22, 2009
Detroit Lakes to host Polar Fest
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - The annual Polar Fest celebration in Detroit Lakes will be Feb. 7-16 and will include a variety of cold-weather and indoor events. On Feb. 8, there will be a free Audrey Hepburn movie marathon, indoor soccer kickoff and snowball scrimmage, Miss Polar Fest Pageant,...
January 22, 2009 - 12:00am