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Polar Fest 2019

February 18, 2019
Instructor Preston Dagen helps Izzy Maher with a hammer fist break as assistant instructor Rebekka Dagen holds Maher's board. (Marie Johnson / Tribune
Breaking boards and swinging swords: Martial arts Break-A-Thon raises $2,200
February 18, 2019 - 9:35am
February 15, 2019
Chocolate treats of every description were laid out around the Becker County Museum late Thursday afternoon for the museum's first-ever Chocolate Fantasy fundaiser. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
A Chocolate Fantasy: Museum fundraiser was a hit with Polar Fest-ers
February 15, 2019 - 12:13pm
Art students from Detroit Lakes, Frazee-Vergas and Lake Park-Audubon spent the day at the Detroit Lakes City Beach on Wednesday, creating larger-than-life snow sculptures for the 2nd Annual Snow Sculpture Competition, a part of Polar Fest. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
Cold molds: Snow sculptures a sight to see at City Park
February 15, 2019 - 10:00am
February 14, 2019
Jim Sinclair, Andy Mohn and Tom Seaworth, left to right, served up hearty portions of spaghetti and meatballs, breadsticks and dessert to a hungry crowd at the Polar-ific Spaghetti Dinner on Feb. 12 at M-State. The dinner is an annual fundraiser held by the Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary Club, in conjunction with Polar Fest. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
Oodles of noodles: Hundreds had a (meat) ball at Polar-ific Spaghetti Dinner
February 14, 2019 - 10:07am
February 13, 2019
Deuces Wild returns to the Holmes Theatre stage this Saturday, Feb. 16 for an 8 p.m. show. (Submitted photo)
Deuces Wild returns to Holmes Theatre stage Saturday
February 13, 2019 - 2:26pm
February 12, 2019
This photograph shows how some of the Inuit villages that Paul Schurke and his fellow Bering Bridge Expedition members used mostly traditional methods of hunting and traveling across their Arctic environment. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
The man who loved winter: Explorer Paul Schurke has made a career out of navigating some of the world's coldest regions by dogsled
February 12, 2019 - 5:20pm
February 10, 2019
Ice carving team Trevor Pearson and Nick Lensing were already hard at work on their "Bucking Cowboy" sculpture early Saturday morning; all that work paid off, as their sculpture took first place in the judging for the inaugural Multi-Block Ice Carving Competition, held later that afternoon. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Chiseling a place in local lore: Ice carvers come from all over MN, ND to compete in local contest
February 10, 2019 - 2:05pm
February 9, 2019
The Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary Club will host its annual 'Polar-riffic' Spaghetti Dinner this Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the M State cafeteria. (Adobe Stock photo)
Warm up with some piping hot spaghetti: Noon Rotary dinner set for Feb. 12
February 9, 2019 - 8:00am
February 8, 2019
Nearly 500 dads and daughters took their turn posing for photographs at Friday night's Grand March, which kicked off the Daddy's Little Sweetheart Dance in style. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Everybody say 'awwww': Nearly 500 dads, daughters turn up for Daddy's Little Sweetheart Dance
February 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
Nearly 500 dads and daughters took their turn posing for photographs at Friday night's Grand March, which kicked off the Daddy's Little Sweetheart Dance in style. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Everybody say 'awwww': Nearly 500 dads, daughters turn up for Daddy's Little Sweetheart Dance
February 8, 2019 - 6:59pm
A 'soft' lighting of King Isbit's royal throne was held Thursday night on the Detroit Lakes City Beach, but the Grand Lighting Ceremony was postponed until Saturday due to the weather. (Photo courtesy of Lee Kensinger)
A royal pain in the throne: Grand lighting ceremony postponed by weather; Polar Fest continues through Feb. 18
February 8, 2019 - 2:07pm
February 7, 2019
Jason Brands (left), Doug Brands (center), and Travis Vansanten (right) are in town for an ice fishing trip and stumbled out of the cold and into Lakeside for a bite to eat. Lucky for them, they got to enjoy a little free winter shandy as well. Kaysey Price / Tribune
Cheers to winter: Polar Fest kicks off slowly but surely with beer tasting, Royal Court light up tonight
February 7, 2019 - 4:58pm
UPDATE: Royal Courtyard to be lit tonight as planned; Grand Lighting Ceremony moved to Saturday
February 7, 2019 - 2:15pm
February 6, 2019
This is what King Isbit's Royal Courtyard looked like all lit up for a special test run, held Sunday night in anticipation of Thursday's Grand Lighting Ceremony, which starts at 7 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Lance Akers)
Testing, testing... King Isbit's courtyard, playground ready for Thursday's Grand Lighting
February 6, 2019 - 4:58pm
February 3, 2019
This mouthwatering image is a sneak peek at the two sizes of "Chocolate Fantasy" trays that can be delivered, picked up curbside or hand-selected during a special fundraising event set for Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Becker County Museum. (Submitted photo)
A Chocolate Fantasy, Sweetheart Grams and more coming to Becker County Museum this month
February 3, 2019 - 8:00am