Chiseling a place in local lore: Ice carvers come from all over MN, ND to compete in local contest

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They came from as far away as Rochester, Minnesota, and as close by as Audubon: Five teams of competitive carvers gathered outside the Detroit Lakes Pavilion this past Friday and...

Ice carving team Trevor Pearson and Nick Lensing were already hard at work on their "Bucking Cowboy" sculpture early Saturday morning; all that work paid off, as their sculpture took first place in the judging for the inaugural Multi-Block Ice Carving Competition, held later that afternoon. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
The completed "Bucking Cowboy" sculpture was quite a sight later that evening, when the colors of the LED lights really showed it off. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
West Fargo's Jay Ray putting some fine details into his "Have a Crappy Day" sculpture, which took second place in the competition. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
The sculptures from this year's competition made an impressive sight on Saturday evening, with the LED lights illuminating them. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
The Beto brothers, Scott and Brian, with their "Northwoods Cabin" sculpture, which took third place in this weekend's inaugural ice carving competition. Brian is from Audubon, while Scott lives in Backus, Minn. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Though he didn't take one of the top three spots in this weekend's ice carving competition, "Chainsaw Dave" Belling, Moorhead, was pretty proud of his "Home Voyage" sculpture, which featured hometown hero Adam Thielen. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)

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