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January 20, 2019
This Becker County Museum photo shows how a tramway was used to carry blocks of ice up from Big Detroit Lake for loading onto railroad cars for shipment.
A thousand tons of product was 'a good day's work' for ice harvesters
January 20, 2019 - 1:37pm
January 19, 2019
In this January 12, 1962 photo from the Becker County Museum, an unidentified man uses a saw to partially cut through a field of lake ice, but doesn't cut all the way down to the water's surface.
Preparing for a frozen harvest
January 19, 2019 - 4:29pm
January 18, 2019
In this January 17, 1962 photo from the Becker County Museum, ice harvesters use a piece of equipment known as the "one armed Johnny" to saw through the ice down to the water level and separate out a ribbon of ice to be floated along a man-made channel of open water down to the tramway.
Harvesting ice from local lakes was hard, but steady work
January 18, 2019 - 1:54pm
A crew of ice harvest workers pushes ribbons of ice cakes into an open channel of water to be floated towards the tramway. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Fields of ice: A frozen slice of Becker County history
January 18, 2019 - 1:49pm
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 16, 2019
In this Becker County Museum photo, three men work with portable saws to cut through a field of ice.
A moment in ice harvesting history
January 16, 2019 - 2:32pm
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
The harvesting ice has been kept clean for January 11 and 12, the days it will be extracted from Little Detroit Lake. Kaysey Price / Tribuneplay button
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
January 12, 2018 - 2:03pm
January 11, 2018
The ice harvest out front of the Detroit Lakes Pavilion started on a cold one. A sundog could be seen hovering over the Wee Cut workers all afternoon as they extracted 500 pound ice cubes from Big Detroit Lakes one by one. Kaysey Price / Tribuneplay button
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
January 11, 2018 - 7:18pm
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
Can you 'Connect 4' too? There will be a variety of fun board games, puzzles and other family-friendly activities offered at the Becker County Museum during Kids' Week, Dec. 26-30. (Submitted photo)
Kids' Week: Becker County Museum will host family-friendly activities Dec. 27-30
December 24, 2017 - 8:00am
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