Lake Pepin

300 dock coming together

Apr 30, 2020
The main walkway for the Lake City Marina’s new 300 dock is in place and some of the fingers that will separate the slips float next to it. The city-owned marina is replacing the old 300 dock that was damaged in a tornado last fall. Elsewhere in the marina, boats are being launched as the 2020...

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

Project will improve habitat, water quality, and accessibility in upper lake

Apr 30, 2020
In response to Covid-19, people are finding refuge in nature and renewed appreciation for its many gifts. The respite nature provides is helping us better take care of ourselves and our communities. And while it is important to address immediate needs, we must also continue tending the...

MPCA - Lake Pepin close to water quality standard, more work needed upstream

Apr 23, 2020
Lake Pepin in southeast Minnesota is close to meeting its custom water-quality standard designed to minimize algae, with more work needed upstream to meet the goal, according to a study recently released by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The study focuses on phosphorus levels in...

New river cruise boat expected to visit Red Wing beginning in 2022

Apr 15, 2020
Viking has announced new Mississippi River cruises. The company's first custom vessel, Viking Mississippi, will debut in August 2022 and will sail voyages on the lower and upper Mississippi, between New Orleans and St. Paul, including stops in Red Wing. “Viking's arrival will bring modern river...

Comments sought on Corps’ Lake Pepin habitat project

Apr 15, 2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is proposing to construct a habitat rehabilitation project at the head of Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River, located in Pierce County, Wis., using material dredged from the Mississippi River. The Corps released its draft Environmental...

Marina dock replacement moves forward

Apr 8, 2020
The former 300 Dock at the Lake City Marina floated away last weekend. The buyer began disassembling portions of the dock last week, according to Lake City Marina Administrator Jeff Brand. Once the waters calmed, they floated the pieces out of the harbor and into Lake Pepin. There they were...

Miss Doris chugs by

Mar 25, 2020
A photo by Gregory Keyport of a tugboat named Miss Doris passing by Lake Ctiy on its way upstream on March 18 in yet another sign of spring. Here’s a limerick about it: 
 There once was a boat named Miss Doris 
That tugged barges to St. Paul from St. Louis
 It passed by Lake City on the Mississippi...

Buoy tender passes by on Lake Pepin

Mar 19, 2020
Greg Keyport submitted this photo of a U.S. Coast Guard buoy tender taken from the point in Lake City on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 17.

Ice going fast

Mar 11, 2020
Drone shots from above Lake Pepin show the amount of surface ice in rapid decline. The above photo from Steve Brown was taken Monday, March 9. The photo below from Ben Threinen was taken Tuesday, March 10.

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