Delano Ice Palace opens after delays

After the mild start to the winter set back construction, the Ice Palace in Delano opened up on Sunday. Photojournalist Eli Gardiner got a first look at the new ice structure.

Delano Ice Palace sets Jan. 25 opening

After an unusually warm winter in Minnesota, but with some colder temps in the forecast, organizers for Delano's colorful Ice Palace have their sights set on an opening date.

Warm weather puts Delano palace plans on ice

Minnesota's unusually warm temperatures have forced a lot of winter event cancellations and postponements and the second annual Ice Palace Minnesota is among those on hold for cold weather.

Brand new ice attraction opens at Delano winery

One of the largest ice attractions in the state is now open at a winery in Delano just west of the metro. Fountain Hill Winery teamed up with The Ice Palace, a company based in Idaho, to open the winter experience. Production on the nearly 2 acre site started in November. It will continue to grow and more features will be added throughout the winter. The palace has a bridge, tunnels, slides, towers and fire pits. There also food trucks on site, authentic brick-oven pizza and wine available in the Fountain Hill tasting room. The winery and ice palace are open Tuesday through Saturday.

MnDOT working on new tech to warn drivers of icy roads

In the coming days, thermometers in the Twin Cities are set to drop below zero, making for brutal conditions for people who have to go outside but also creating potentially hazardous driving conditions.