Lake Pepin

Army Corps seeks comment on lake habitat rehabilitation project

Aug 17, 2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on the Lower Pool 4 Big Lake Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project and will host a public meeting Aug. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wabasha-Kellogg High School. Wabasha-Kellogg High School is located at 2113...

American Countess gets an assist

Aug 3, 2022
Joel Eggenberger submitted this photo of a tow boat connected to the American Countess riverboat on Lake Pepin north of Lake City. It was taken Aug. 1.

Trivial pursuits: Familiar U cheer’s Lake Pepin origin

Jul 20, 2022
The search engine Google has a feature called “Google Alerts” that lets you receive emails when its crawlers find new pages containing a search term you define. I have alerts set up for different terms related to Lake City. That’s how I learned about the other Lake Pepin. The alert was for a news...

Yacht club holds annual sailing school

Jun 22, 2022
The Lake City Yacht Club’s Sunfish sailboats were out on Lake Pepin Saturday during the club’s two-day sailing school on June 18-19. According to its website, the club has offered sailing lessons for over 12 years. The basic sailing course includes both classroom and on-the-water instruction. The...

Poem: A Sailboat’s Dream

May 25, 2022
Sailboats dock waiting To sail out of the harbor Away to meet the body of water Far as the sky endlessly Continues the shoreline The trees to layer higher Surround back to destination Begin Editor’s Note: Robin Engel wrote this poem after being inspired by a visit to Lake City. Her book ‘Creative...

150 bits of lake glass become sailing scene in ‘Show Us Your 150’ entry

May 4, 2022
Leanne Sikkink of Lake City created a lake scene from 150 bits of glass collected on the shore of Lake Pepin for her “Show Us Your 150” entry. “Even the leaves on the tree are green glass. Driftwood and pieces in the bottom right corner were unusual finds. One had a cross, one shaped like a heart,...

DNR to anglers: Drop a line in Lake Pepin

Apr 27, 2022
Simply casting a worm on a hook into the Mississippi River in the scenic Lake Pepin area gives anglers a great chance of catching a wide variety of fish, all while experiencing the fun and intrigue of river fishing. “Lots of variety — that’s the name of the game for Lake Pepin. There are dozens of...

Barge breaks through lake ice to kick off commercial navigation season

Mar 23, 2022
Monday was an exciting day for riverwatchers as multiple tows pushing barges appeared on Lake Pepin for the first time this season. The Motor Vessel W. Red Harris was breaking its way through the ice of Lake Pepin Monday to become the first boat to kick off the unofficial start of the 2022...

Ice boater takes advantage of smooth ice

Mar 16, 2022
Greg Keyport sent this photo of ice boater Scott Feigal sailing on the Lake Pepin ice in the spring-like temperatures Sunday.

Lake City Sportsman’s Club readies for ice fishing contest

Feb 16, 2022
Last Saturday, the Frontenac Sportsman’s Club held its ice fishing contest on Frontenac Pond. This Saturday the Lake City Sportsman’s Club is holding theirs on the ice of Lake Pepin, just offshore from the club at 2200 S. Oak Street in Lake City. Events at the 54th annual fishing contest begin...

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