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Geese, perhaps sensing something, head south

Oct 26, 2022
Lake City photographer Ben Threinen sent this photo of a large flock of geese flying low over Lake Pepin on Sunday, Oct. 23. “They seem to know somthing’s up,” Threinen wrote, “and heading south!”

Fall color here, not yet at peak

Oct 12, 2022
The City of Lake City’s vacuum truck made the rounds for the first time this season Monday, picking up fallen leaves that had been placed in the gutter. Local photographer Ben Threinen submitted this aerial photo showing how autumn colors are developing around the area. According to the Minnesota...

Amtrak train makes unexpected stop here

Sep 14, 2022
An Amtrak train spent some time stopped in Lake City on Labor Day, Sept. 5. “We were delayed by switching a railcar to the trailing position because of an electrical malfunction,” Amtrak spokesperson Marc Magliari said in an email. 
-Photo by Ben Threinen

Threinen speaks about Samuelson documentary to Rotary Club

Jul 27, 2022
The guest speaker at Lake City Rotary Club on July 25 was Ben Threinen. “He brought his wonderful movie, Ralph Samuelson. If you haven’t seen it, please visit the Lake City Area Arts at 105 West Center Street. You can see it there and it is worth it. Ben told us how he made the movie which took a...

Public invited to ‘meet the father of water skiing’ at documentary premiere

Jun 8, 2022
The new film, “Ralph Samuelson: The Father of Waterskiing,” will make its debut on Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m., in the Lincoln High School Auditorium. Questions and conversation with filmmaker Ben Threinen will follow the film. Everyone – young and old, residents and visitors—is welcome to come and...

Come sale away

May 11, 2022
Local photographer Ben Thrienen provided views from way up high and down low of the 100 Mile Garage sale that included Lake City last weekend. Above is an aerial photo of the large sale at Smitty’s Campground on the north end of town. Below, a man in a cowbow hat walks up to a driveway sale...

Springtime bird sightings at Hok-Si-La Park

Apr 6, 2022
Lake City photographer Ben Threinen sent these photos of birds at Hok-Si-La Park last weekend. At left is a downy woodpecker. At right is a pair of sandhill cranes along Highway 61.

Cold, darkness yield dramatic photography

Feb 2, 2022
Local photographer Ben Threinen was out early on Jan. 26 to capture some dramatic photos as drivers from Lake City Recycling and Disposal set out on their routes in temperatures in the double digits below zero. “Kevin Liffrig, a driver for (Lake City Recycling and Disposal) contacted me to come and...

Corrected: Water Ski Days 2021

Jun 30, 2021
Scenes from 49th annual Water Ski Days celebration. Editor's note: This article has been corrected with Faye Brown's correct group affiliation.

Blue heron lets one get away

May 12, 2021
Lake City photographer Ben Threinen submitted this photo of “a blue heron practicing catch and release before the Saturday fishing opener.”


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