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Polar Fest 2019

February 2, 2019
Dads, daughters to spend 'Evening in Paris'
February 2, 2019 - 8:00am
January 27, 2019
Ely's Paul Schurke routinely takes guests at his Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge on dogsled trips to some of the world's coldest regions. (Submitted photo)
Dogsled diplomat: Polar explorer's DL presentation to highlight historic Bering Bridge Expedition
January 27, 2019 - 8:00am
January 17, 2019
Volunteers on Wednesday stacked 600-pound blocks of ice on the City Beach near the Pavilion. Over the next three weeks, the blocks will be crafted into a decorative wall and throne structure as part of King Isbit's Royal Courtyard and Palatial Playground -- a highlight of this year's Polar Fest. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
Chipping away at it: Volunteers are making progress on Polar Fest ice structures
January 17, 2019 - 5:10pm
The webcam for viewing construction of King Isbit's ice throne has now gone live. Area residents can view all the action at (Submitted photo)
UPDATE: Webcam for construction of King Isbit's ice throne is now live
January 17, 2019 - 11:16am
January 13, 2019
This painting of the legendary character, King Isbit, was created by Detroit Lakes artist Hans Gilsdorf. Isbit's return to Detroit Lakes is slated to coincide with the opening of the community's annual Polar Fest celebration, which runs Feb. 7-18. (Submitted photo)
The return of King Isbit: Construction of a massive, icy throne, courtyard and ‘Palatial Playground’ gets underway this week
January 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
Will 'Rotary Man' be making a comeback for this year's Polar Fest Plunge on Feb. 16? Maybe, maybe not, but the popular fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes always brings out a slew of memorable characters. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Ten days of frozen fun: Polar Fest is returning to Detroit Lakes Feb. 7-18
January 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
September 15, 2018
Rotarian Man looks ready to plunge into Polar Fest 2019 – are you? Then come to this Wednesday's kickoff meeting at Detroit Mountain. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
The 'coolest' event in town: Polar Fest 2019 kickoff celebration set for Wednesday at Detroit Mountain
September 15, 2018 - 8:37pm