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February 6, 2019
The Detroit Lakes Ice Harvest Steering Committee was presented with the "Best New Event of the Year" award from Explore Minnesota Tourism for the creation of King Isbit's Ice Palace in 2018. (Submitted photo)
2018 Ice Harvest DL Committee wins Explore MN Tourism award
February 6, 2019 - 4:36pm
January 17, 2019
The webcam for viewing construction of King Isbit's ice throne has now gone live. Area residents can view all the action at http://iceharvestdl.org/live-feed. (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
December 2, 2018
Though copies of the new book, "Detroit Lakes Ice Palace 2018," are already available for pre-order via the Becker County Museum's website, the book won't officially be available until the book launch event set for this Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. (Submitted photo)
The 2018 Detroit Lakes Ice Palace, remembered: Museum launching commemorative book at Dec. 8 author signing
December 2, 2018 - 11:37am
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 10, 2018
Letter: Two things make me proud to live in DL this month
March 10, 2018 - 6:07am
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
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
Abby Gray, left, and Sheyenne Norberg form two of the tentacles on their giant snow sculpture of an octopus at the City Park on Wednesday. Teams of students from the Detroit Lakes High School Advanced Placement Drawing Class competed in a snow sculpting competition as part of this year's Polar Fest/Ice Palace festivities. In the background, more students can be seen working on their polar bear and dragon sculptures. Marie Johnson / Tribune
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
February 17, 2018 - 12:00pm
February 11, 2018
Multicolored neon lights lit up the castle from the inside at night. Photo courtesy Becker County Museum
The one that came before: The Detroit Lakes Ice Castle of 27 years ago
February 11, 2018 - 10:00am