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Polar Fest

February 16, 2019
The Polar Plunge was a hit, with many participants braving the freezing water. Kaysey Price / Tribune
A little silly, a little chilly: Polar Fest makes a big splash in its final weekend
February 16, 2019 - 6:08pm
Teams of four battled at the beer quaffing tables Saturday afternoon at Hub 41, one of the many Polar Fest attractions. Kaysey Price / Tribune
What is beer quaffing, you ask?
February 16, 2019 - 6:00pm
February 12, 2019
The ninth annual Poles 'N Holes event went on as planned, despite frigid temps on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Reeling in a big one: Poles 'N Holes event went on as planned, despite the frigid temps Saturday
February 12, 2019 - 9:27pm
February 7, 2019
Kids play outside on the fourth snow day of the year in the Detroit Lakes School District. Photo Submitted by Robbie Cox
Another winter storm closes down Detroit Lakes, puts damper on winter activities
February 7, 2019 - 4:06pm
February 1, 2019
The Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes has extended their bar out onto Detroit Lake for the winter. The ice house and attached tent offers a heated environment where people can have a cold beverage and a snack. Submitted Photo
In the ice box: Holiday Inn opens bar in ice house in Little Detroit Lakes
February 1, 2019 - 10:00am
November 15, 2018
A man in the winter on the street. The guy walks on the winter road. A young man down jacket is jumping in the snow.
Ready to celebrate winter: DL Ice Harvest Committee announces 3-year plan for ‘MN Sn’Ice’
November 15, 2018 - 7:00am
November 12, 2018
The DL Ice Palace was a big hit... so what's next?
November 12, 2018 - 3:37pm
July 26, 2018
Sales at Detroit Lakes' municipal liquor store, Lakes Liquor, are up substantially for the first six months of 2018, as compared to the same period last year. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Stay thirsty (and hungry), friends...City's food and beverage tax revenue, liquor sales both on the rise in 2018
July 26, 2018 - 8:36am
March 27, 2018
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
March 27, 2018 - 10:12am
March 7, 2018
Despite the cold weather, kids and parents waited patiently beside their fishing holes to see if they could reel in the biggest catch of the derby, and be eligible for some nice prizes from the Minnesota Darkhouse & Angling Association. (Submitted photo)
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
March 7, 2018 - 11:55am
February 25, 2018
Machine operator Lloyd Feldt operated the wrecking ball that demolished King Isbit's Ice Palace on the Detroit Lakes City Beach this past Friday, Feb. 23. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)play button
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
February 25, 2018 - 8:22pm
February 22, 2018
Students line up at the tubing hill to watch their friends slide before taking turns on the tubes themselves.
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
February 22, 2018 - 11:00am
Detroit Lakes Newspapers' own Luanna Lake took home the first place trophy from the inaugural 'Minne-Soda Hotdish Challenge,' held Sunday, Feb. 11 at Grace Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
February 22, 2018 - 9:00am
February 19, 2018
Eric Lundmark cut quite a dashing figure as he plunged into the waters of Little Detroit Lake during Saturday's Polar Fest Plunge. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
February 19, 2018 - 9:49am
February 17, 2018
During a Brown Bag Lunch presentation on "Building the Ice Palace," lead designer Hans Gilsdorf noted that the project was done "by the people, for the people" of Detroit Lakes and the surrounding area. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
February 17, 2018 - 4:00pm