Chris Swarbrick, Hudson, used flames from a blow torch to smooth ice globes that will be used as part of his team’s sculpture entitled “Guardians of Enchantment.”

Jim Gehrz, Star Tribune

Family spotlight: Winter History Fest

  • Article by: MELISSA WALKER
  • January 21, 2012 - 2:41 PM

Winter History Fest

Experience winter on the Minnesota frontier via dogsled. Warm your bones inside the Gideon Pond House with a cup of cocoa. Hear stories of early settlers and play pioneer games.

  • Noon-4 p.m. Sun. 1/29
  • $3
  • Historic Gideon Pond House, Pond-Dakota Mission Park, 401 E. 104th St., Bloomington
  • 952-563-8895


Ice Carving Competition

Although there is little snow, Winter Carnival will soldier on as usual. Events begin this Thursday with a children's art show, ice palace display and live music in Rice Park.

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