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Polar Fest

February 23, 2017
Polar Pete waits to high-five runners at the Freeze Your Buns 5K Run/Walk. (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)
It was downright 'Polar-riffic'!: Detroit Lakes’ Polar Fest wraps up with warm temps, big crowds
February 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 12, 2017
Take the 'Plunge' for charity
February 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
February 8, 2017
The Poles & Holes Fishing Derby brings out ice fishing lovers of all ages, though only those 18 and older are eligible to claim the more than $30,000 in prizes that have been donated by area businesses. (Vicki Gerdes/Tribune)
Ice fishing, beer tasting, snow bikes and more: Polar Fest gets underway Thursday in Detroit Lakes
February 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
February 6, 2017
The Daddy's Little Sweetheart Dance, set this year for Friday, Feb. 10, is an opportunity for little girls to enjoy a little one-on-one attention from the special men in their lives, be it their dad, granddad, uncle or a special family friend. (Submitted photo)
Girls' night out... with dad: Sweetheart Dance set for Friday night at Holmes Theatre
February 6, 2017 - 6:00pm
February 12, 2016
Get out the hand warmers and support remaining Polar Fest activities this weekend
February 12, 2016 - 5:30am
February 10, 2016
Poles 'n Holes was a success again this year with sold out tickets and records set for the largest fish. This year the women dominated the leader board in the early stages of the derby, and had a larger presence in the event than ever before. DETROIT LAKES TRIBUNE/Vicki Gerdes
Fishing records have been set, but Polar Fest isn't over yet
February 10, 2016 - 11:17am
February 3, 2016
Polar Pete plays the 'Dating Game' with contestants Dawn Olson, from left, Carrie Johnston and Sue Trnka. DETROIT LAKES TRIBUNE/Vicki Gerdes
Polar Fest is back for 12 days of cold fun
February 3, 2016 - 11:05am
January 20, 2016
Polar plungers have no fear, as they raise funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes. The event proves a Polar Fest fan-favorite. DETROIT LAKES TRIBUNE/Brian Basham
Polar plungers signing up for the big weekend in Detroit Lakes
January 20, 2016 - 8:46am
February 18, 2015
Mike Fick of Vergas had a frosty head at the conclusion of Saturday morning's Freeze Your Buns Run. About 50 people braved the sub-zero temperatures to run the 5k. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham
Enjoying the deep freeze
February 18, 2015 - 1:00pm
February 12, 2015
Polar Plunge 'possibly' postponed in DL
February 12, 2015 - 12:02pm
February 8, 2015
Cutting a large hole in the ice of Little Detroit Lake last year for the Polar Plunge were Tri-State Diving workers. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham
Polar Fest is a chilly blast
February 8, 2015 - 5:35am
February 1, 2015
Get ready for the plunge! Polar Fest’s signature event is set to take place Saturday, Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day — on the ice of Little Detroit Lake across from Lakeside Tavern. But a plethora of events are planned for the rest of the winter festival as well. Polar Fest 2016 gets underway this Friday, Feb. 6 and continues through Monday, Feb. 16. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham
Polar Fest starts Friday with dance
February 1, 2015 - 10:30am
January 24, 2015
Start planning for Polar Fest Plunge
January 24, 2015 - 12:00pm
February 18, 2014
Garden gnome Terry Whitmer does a face-plant into the frozen water of Little Detroit Lake during Saturday’s Polar Fest Plunge. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham
Polar Fest brings big crowds for final weekend of fun
February 18, 2014 - 3:14pm
February 9, 2014
What’s black and white and read all over? A paper-mache’ snowman made from newspapers, of course! From left, newspaper employees Liz Warling, Kari Pederson, Connie Klopka, Nick Omberg and Stacey Gravelle stand next to the Detroit Lakes Newspapers’ snowman that will be entered in the Polar Fest snowman-building contest. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham
Polar Fest begins: Activities throughout week
February 9, 2014 - 10:00am
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