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Because the ice harvesters would often work up quite a sweat slinging those 400-pound ice cakes into the railroad cars, they wouldn't feel the cold the way most people do, despite the often subzero temperatures during the harvest. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
DL's Leonard Thielen--Adam Thielen's grandpa--recounts his days as an ice harvester
10 hours 53 min ago
January 17, 2018
If all goes as planned, the Becker County Museum will be moving just steps away into a newly constructed building that will attach to The Center. (file photo)
New museum could be addition to community center
January 17, 2018 - 6:00pm
Crews of professionals and volunteers worked diligently side-by-side throughout the day last Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12-13, to complete the fist ice harvest that Detroit Lake had seen in almost 50 years. In all, a little over 1,100 blocks — each weighing about 900 pounds each — were harvested for construction of 'King Isbit's Ice Palace,' which starts today. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
January 17, 2018 - 4:30pm
January 12, 2018
Seng Phengdouangdeth, Columnist
The big blizzard of 1872
January 12, 2018 - 9:00am
January 11, 2018
Otter Tail County celebrates 150th anniversary in 2018
January 11, 2018 - 1:00pm
Scott Abbey of KDLM, Gary Thompson of Tri-State Diving, and Ron Zeman of Norby’s encouraged local folks to take the first-ever Polar Fest Plunge leading up to the event in February of 1996. Zeman was one of the two people credited with starting the festival 22 years ago. Tribune File Photo
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
January 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
January 10, 2018
A glimpse at the future...of Becker County's history: Ice harvest exhibit at Pavilion this weekend will offer sneak peak at plans for new museum
January 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
January 3, 2018
Volunteers tested out some equipment Tuesday morning at the site of next week's Ice Harvest on Little Detroit Lake. The site has been marked off with orange fencing, which can be seen in the background. (Submitted photo)
Nice ice, baby: Conditions look good for DL's first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
January 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 24, 2017
Empty stockings hung on a fireplace on Christmas Eve. Stock image
History in the holidays: The evolution of Christmas stockings
December 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
December 18, 2017
This World War I photo was one of many historic artifacts and documents that writer and director Peter Rothstein used as the inspiration for his original theatrical work, "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914," which will be presented at Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre this Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. (Submitted photo)
'All Is Calm': Show coming to DL Tuesday tells story of WWI 'Christmas truce'
December 18, 2017 - 2:00pm
December 8, 2017
DL Boys and Girls Club was the first in Minnesota
December 8, 2017 - 9:00am
December 6, 2017
Cliff Oftelie's collection of historical Christmas postcards show familiar holiday scenes and scenarios while also revealing some lesser-known myths of the past. Santa Claus, for example, didn't always wear the red and white suit he's now famous for; at other times and places in history, he's been depicted in long robes of red, blue or green. Marie Johnson / Tribune
Holly jolly history: From nostalgic Christmas postcards to hymns in native languages, Becker County Museum hosts new seasonal displays
December 6, 2017 - 4:55pm
December 5, 2017
Copies of the new commemorative book, "Winter Harvest" by Pippi Mayfield, will be available at the Becker County Museum starting this Saturday, Dec. 9. (Submitted photo)
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
December 5, 2017 - 5:00pm
December 4, 2017
'A date which will live in infamy': Remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor
December 4, 2017 - 8:00am
November 7, 2017
Lowell Deede's interactive wooden puzzle, which details the different watersheds in Becker County, is currently on display at the Becker County Museum in Detroit Lakes. Deede will be giving a talk about his project at the museum this Wednesday, starting at noon. 
(Submitted photo)
A 'puzzling' new path: Man who walked all the roads in Becker County has now created a puzzle map of its watersheds
November 7, 2017 - 10:01am