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Ice harvesting begins for Spicer Castle

SPICER -- Blocks of ice from Green Lake were cut Friday for the ice castle for Spicer Winterfest. Members of Wee Kut Ice Co. and volunteers need to harvest more than 600 ice blocks to build the castle. The blocks are just under 16 inches thick. T...

Erica Dischino/TribuneVolunteers move ice blocks through the water to the ice harvesting machine Friday on Green Lake in Spicer.
Erica Dischino/Tribune Volunteers move ice blocks through the water to the ice harvesting machine Friday on Green Lake in Spicer.

SPICER - Blocks of ice from Green Lake were cut Friday for the ice castle for Spicer Winterfest.

Members of Wee Kut Ice Co. and volunteers need to harvest more than 600 ice blocks to build the castle. The blocks are just under 16 inches thick.

The crew projects the castle will be built by Sunday on Saulsbury Beach.

Winterfest 2019 festivities get underway in earnest next weekend.

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Erica Dischino is a photojournalist for the West Central Tribune and Forum News Service. She grew up in northern New Jersey and has lived in the Midwest since 2017. She enjoys photographing the stories of west central Minnesota from county fairs, parades and pandemics. Feel free to contact her at edischino@wctrib.com or 320-894-8865 with your best photo ideas.
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