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Ice Harvest and Palace Festival

January and February 2018

Decades ago in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, ice was harvested from Detroit Lake. In January of 2018, come watch as ice is again harvested from Little Detroit Lake to build an Ice Palace!

Harvesting of ice is planned for January 11-12 on Detroit Lake. Nearby, learn the history of the ice harvest through a display in the Pavilion as presented by the Becker County Museum. The interesting facts of the ice harvest are captured in a book authored by Pippi Mayfield and presented by the Becker County Museum in the release of the "Winter Harvest" book on December 9.

During the days of January a crew under the direction of artist Hans Gilsdorf will be building the Ice Palace in Detroit Lakes. The Palace is expected to be complete with lights and music for viewing February 8-19.

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