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Polar Fest

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
February 2, 2014
Brock Webber of Webber Family Motors, left, and John Sauvageau of Norseman Motors in Detroit Lakes playfully challenge each other in a mock tug of war at the Boys & Girls Club on Friday. The two local car dealerships will face off for charity on the ice of Little Detroit Lake as part of “half time” festivities at the Polar Fest Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 15. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes
Auto sellers will duel at Polar Fest
February 2, 2014 - 12:00pm
February 1, 2014
The collection of Polar Fest “logo wear” and other swag is available at the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce from now through Sunday, Feb. 16. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes
It’s time to gear up for Polar Fest 2014
February 1, 2014 - 1:00pm
February 10, 2011
DRESSED FOR SUCCESS, Pat Petermann, director of the DL Boys and Girls Club, talks to the Kiwanis Club about the upcoming Polar Plunge.
Polar fest! Time to party
February 10, 2011 - 8:00am
February 17, 2010
Polar Fest winners in plunge, races
February 17, 2010 - 11:13am
February 13, 2009
Above, Steve Larson's turkey slams into the pins during Thursday's Polar Fest turkey bowling at St. Mary's Innovis' north campus parking lot.
The titillating treat of turkey bowling
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am