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January 11, 2018
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - It’s official: Detroit Lakes’ first ice harvest since the early 1970s is in the books. A crew of nine men from Wee...
January 11, 2018 - 9:39pm
January 10, 2018
'The Legend of King Isbit'
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — By now, most of northwest Minnesota knows that Detroit Lakes will soon be getting its very own ice palace —...
January 10, 2018 - 4:11pm
January 3, 2018
Conditions look good for Detroit Lakes' first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Conditions are good for Detroit Lakes' first ice harvest in nearly 50 years as ice thickness near the Detroit Lakes...
January 3, 2018 - 3:19pm
October 18, 2017
Detroit Lakes ice palace committee moving forward with plans even though 'St. Paul couldn't get it done'
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — When organizers behind the plans to build a "super-sized" ice palace for the 2018 St. Paul Winter Carnival scuttled...
October 18, 2017 - 1:59pm
February 10, 2011
Polar fest! Time to party
With warm weather forecast for this weekend, the Polar Fest celebration looks to be off to a balmy start. Polar Fest has been a part of the...
February 10, 2011 - 8:00am
February 4, 2011
Polar Fest in Detroit Lakes set Feb. 11-20
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - The annual Polar Fest in Detroit Lakes, a celebration embracing the winter season, is slated Feb. 11-20. Events throughout the festival include the Polar Plunge into Detroit Lake; polar explorer Lonnie Dupre will speak about his adventures, including his latest...
February 4, 2011 - 12:00am
Man attempts to be first to climb McKinley solo
When library personnel were scheduling Lonnie Dupre to come speak during Detroit Lakes' Polar Fest about his great expeditions, they had no idea...
January 4, 2011 - 12:00am
December 20, 2010
Polar Fest 2011 to feature new events
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - It might not quite be the season yet, but it sure feels polar-like outside. And organizers of Polar Fest are gearing up...
December 20, 2010 - 12:00am
February 17, 2010
Polar Fest winners in plunge, races
Once again, the Polar Plunge was a great success. The weather was bearable, some records were broken, some goals weren't quite met, but overall, the annual event was a great fund-raiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes, raising nearly $40,000. This year there were...
February 17, 2010 - 11:13am
February 4, 2010
Polar Fest activities set in Detroit Lakes
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Detroit Lakes will host its annual Polar Fest Saturday through Feb. 15. Saturday's events include vintage snowmobile races on Detroit Lake near the Holiday Inn. Other events include turkey bowling on Wednesday and comedian C. Willi Myles on Feb. 11 at the...
February 4, 2010 - 12:00am
January 10, 2010
Polar Fest includes pageant, fireworks
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Polar Fest - this city's answer to the winter blues - wouldn't exist without the efforts of two local women who wanted to ensure that Detroit Lakes wasn't a summer-only destination. In 1996, Ericka Johnson was the driving force in creating Polar Fest, which...
January 10, 2010 - 12:00am
November 21, 2009
Detroit Lakes Polar Fest celebration Feb. 6-14
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Polar Fest, the annual celebration of winter, is set for Feb. 6-14 here. A variety of cold weather and indoor events are planned, including a fireworks display, Polar Plunge, Freeze Your Buns 5K, Ice Tee golf tournament, turkey bowling, fishing tournaments,...
November 21, 2009 - 12:00am
February 13, 2009
The titillating treat of turkey bowling
February 13, 2009 - 12:00am
February 11, 2009
Area Events February 11-18
Wednesday, Feb. 11 Splash for Cash The participants in the Washington Square Mall "Splash for Cash" event will take the plunge at 10 a.m.,...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
More Polar Fest fun starts Thursday in Detroit Lakes
If you find yourself at loose ends this weekend, it won't be due to a lack of things to do. Over the course of the next four days, Detroit Lakes' annual Polar Fest celebration will go out with a bang -- quite literally, in the case of Saturday's winter fireworks display on the...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am