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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 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
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