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Polar Fest

February 18, 2018
During a 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 / Forum News Service)
'Building the ice palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
February 18, 2018 - 6:00am
February 8, 2018
A sculpture garden sits in the Detroi9t Lakes park, near the rest of the festivities. Kaysey Price / Forum News Service
Detroit Lakes lights up 30-foot ice palace as 10-day Polar Fest kicks off
February 8, 2018 - 9:52pm
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 - 9:39pm
January 10, 2018
This painting of the legendary character, King Isbit, was created by Detroit Lakes artist Hans Gilsdorf. Submitted photo
'The Legend of King Isbit'
January 10, 2018 - 4:11pm
January 3, 2018
Detroit Lakes Ice Harvest Committee member Scott Walz takes an auger to drill a hole through the ice on Little Detroit Lake, testing its depth in anticipation of next week's ice harvest. Submitted photo
Conditions look good for Detroit Lakes' first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
January 3, 2018 - 3:19pm
October 18, 2017
The 1992 St. Paul Winter Carnival Ice Palace on Harriet Island in St. Paul. Richard Marshall / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Detroit Lakes ice palace committee moving forward with plans even though 'St. Paul couldn't get it done'
October 18, 2017 - 1:59pm
February 10, 2011
DRESSED FOR SUCCESS, Pat Petermann, director of the DL Boys and Girls Club, talks to the Kiwanis Club about the upcoming Polar Plunge.
Polar fest! Time to party
February 10, 2011 - 8:00am
February 4, 2011
Polar Fest in Detroit Lakes set Feb. 11-20
February 4, 2011 - 12:00am
In November, Lonnie Dupre of Grand Marais, Minn., practices climbing on Lincoln Mountain near Alma, Colo. Dupre is preparing for a solo attempt to climb Mount McKinley in Alaska this month. Submitted photo
Man attempts to be first to climb McKinley solo
January 4, 2011 - 12:00am
December 20, 2010
Richard Holmes of Fargo performs a hula dance before jumping into the frigid water of Detroit Lake during 2010's Polar Plunge in Detroit Lakes. The Polar Plunge is the premier event of the annual Polar Fest celebration. Forum Communications file photo
Polar Fest 2011 to feature new events
December 20, 2010 - 12:00am
February 17, 2010
Polar Fest winners in plunge, races
February 17, 2010 - 11:13am
February 4, 2010
Polar Fest activities set in Detroit Lakes
February 4, 2010 - 12:00am
January 10, 2010
Polar Fest includes pageant, fireworks
January 10, 2010 - 12:00am
November 21, 2009
Detroit Lakes Polar Fest celebration Feb. 6-14
November 21, 2009 - 12:00am
February 13, 2009
Above, Steve Larson's turkey slams into the pins during Thursday's Polar Fest turkey bowling at St. Mary's Innovis' north campus parking lot.
The titillating treat of turkey bowling
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am