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Workers Continue To Work On Ice Palace

Workers Are Finishing Up The Crafting Of The Ice Palace In Detroit Lakes

Workers in Detroit Lakes are finishing up the crafting of the Ice Palace. The palace is being constructed using ice that was harvested in Detroit Lakes. The crafting began in early January under the direction of artist Hans Gilsdorf. It is expected to be completed with lights and music by February 8th . The viewing will run through February 19th….

First Ice Harvest Since 1971 Begins On Little Detroit Lake

volunteers are building a 24-foot-tall by 30-foot-wide ice palace

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The sounds of saws roaring on Little Detroit Lake is the first sign of an ice harvest since 1971. “In the 30’s, it was the second largest industry in this county right behind the forestry industries,” said Becky Mitchell, Becker County Museum executive director. “They shipped ice all over the country to be used for refrigeration and box…

Ice Harvest 2018 Begins

the first block of ice was removed this morning

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Ice harvesting used to be one of the biggest industries in Becker County. Now, Detroit Lakes is celebrating with their Ice Harvest 2018. They began construction for their ice palace by removing the first block of ice from Little Detroit Lake this morning. Nearly 1,500 more blocks will be needed to complete the palace. Construction of…