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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.”


Extreme colors herald gray days

Mar 17, 2021
An extra-vivid sunrise over the Wisconsin side of Lake Pepin as seen from Marina Point. “Incredible colors this morning announcing the snow about to come,” wrote photographer Ben Threinen, who took this photo. And the snow did come. And things were gray for days.

Bird encounter at Reads Landing

Jan 27, 2021
Lake City photographer Ben Threinen was taking photos of swans at Reads Landing when a bald eagle swooped by for a closer look.

Clear skies, fall colors, cam views

Oct 14, 2020
Local photographers took advantage of the great fall weather on Saturday to capture the fall foliage at or near its peak. Ben Threinen and Steve Brown both submitted photos they took that day. Traffic through the area was heavy that day as people flocked to the river valley to take in the colorful...

Painted turtles on a log

Apr 30, 2020
Seven painted turtles sun themselves on a log south of the Lake City Sportsman’s Club.
-Photo by Ben Threinen

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