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Sometimes, even King Isbit and Polar Pete have to concede that the weather outside is too frightful for a winter celebration.
Despite the less-than-favorable weather conditions expected for tonight, the lighting of King Isbit's Royal Courtyard that was scheduled to kick of Detroit Lakes' 2019 Polar Fest celebration will proceed as planned. However, the Grand Lighting Ceremony, including the "Fire in Ice" pits and music, has been rescheduled for Saturday. West Lake Drive will be closed from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday to accommodate the event; those planning to attend are encouraged to use the public lots at the City Park, Kent Freeman Arena and Peoples Park.
"We're at the point where you have to decide what's in this project and what's not." Brian Berg, lead architect for the Detroit Lakes School District's planned $49.8 million building renovation and construction project, prefaced his presentation at a Monday night work session of the Detroit Lakes School Board by stating that the board would need to make some decisions "very soon" regarding what, if any, additions they would like to make to the base project.
'HAIR' concert set for Thursday at MSUM MOORHEAD — A concert version of the hit rock opera "Hair" takes the Hansen Theatre stage at Minnesota State University Moorhead for one performance only on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. "Hair" celebrates '60s counterculture and features songs like "Aquarius," "Good Morning, Starshine," "Hair," "I Got Life," and "Let The Sun Shine." Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.
If you've noticed some colored lights emanating from the site of King Isbit's Royal Courtyard on the Detroit Lakes City Beach over the past few nights... you're not imagining things. The creators of Isbit's throne and the icy furniture, fire pits and other "Palatial Playground" creations surrounding it have been doing a little late night testing on the new lighting system in preparation for Thursday's Grand Lighting Ceremony, which will officially kick off Polar Fest 2019 at 7 p.m.
DL's Roach earns $3,000 scholarship to attend M State ST. PAUL — Detroit Lakes' James Roach was among 10 students attending classes at colleges and universities across Minnesota to earn a $3,000 campus scholarship from the Affinity Plus Foundation.
As this photograph shows, Detroit Lakes was a very different place 117 years ago — in fact, even its name was different.
The Club House was one of those lakeshore structures that was a favorite summer hangout for Detroit Lakes residents for many years; however, not much information has ever been recorded about it.
Washington Avenue has been the center of Detroit Lakes' downtown business district since its early days, and remains an integral part of the community — as evidenced by the disruption caused when the roadway needs to be resurfaced and updated, as it was a couple of years ago. But during the early 20th century, Washington Avenue was still unpaved.
From now through the middle of February, Detroit Lakes residents, businesses and community organizations will be caught up in the spirit of celebrating all things winter, as Polar Fest takes over the community for a 12-day run from Thursday, Feb. 7 through Monday, Feb. 18 — and the Becker County Museum is no exception.