Lake Pepin

A vivid sunrise

Oct 20, 2021
Jim Mack submitted this photo of an especially vivid sunrise over Lake Pepin on Oct. 13.

Riverboat landing for Lake City?

Oct 20, 2021
The cruise industry on the Mississippi River is growing, with major lines constructing several boats expected to begin traversing the river in the coming years. And they are looking for more stops. That was the message Lake City Mayor Mark Nichols relayed to the city council Oct. 11 after...

Planting eagle perches in Ohuta Park

Oct 20, 2021
In windy and cool weather Oct. 13, about half a dozen people – including members of the City of Lake City staff and the city’s forestry advisory commission – were shoveling holes in the ground at Ohuta Park. It was slow going thanks to soil compaction and dry weather, but eventually they had holes...

A great many pelicans visit Lake Pepin

Sep 22, 2021
Lake Pepin has been a popular gathering place for pelicans recently, as this photo from Ben Threinen shows. “Last Thursday through Saturday the pelicans were a beautiful sight to watch,” he writes. “I do not remember a fall with this many pelicans stopping by Lake City.”

Rainbows emerge after brief downpour

Sep 15, 2021
Jeanne Pietig captured this photo of the Lake City Marina’s outer harbor with a rainbow in the background after a brief downpour last week. Another rainbow is barely visible, she said.

Float-a-palooza is Sunday at Hok-Si-La

Aug 11, 2021
Lake City’s family summer beach party is back after a one-year hiatus. Float-a-palooza is set for Sunday, Aug. 15, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with lots of free activities in the water and on land. With the Ohuta Beach area under construction, the event’s organizers, the Lake City Chamber of Commerce,...

Sunset 
fishing in 
the haze

Aug 4, 2021
Lake City photographer Steve Brown took this photo of anglers clustered around Marina Point as the sun set through the haze. Wildfires in Canada have brought a smoky haze and air quality warnings to the midwest. Current air quality information is available from the Minnesota Pollution Control...

Hok-Si-La boat launch closes for dredging, concrete work

Aug 4, 2021
The Hok-Si-La Park boat launch was closed Tuesday for work related to the low water on Lake Pepin. City Public Works Director Scott Jensen said that boaters using their engines to propel boats onto trailers created a hole that needed filling. Concrete ramps on either side of the boat launch are...

City promotes Adopt a Drain program to keep pollutants out of Lake Pepin

Jul 28, 2021
Every Lake City resident lives on the lakefront, hydrologically speaking. That’s the message the Lake City Environmental Commission is trying to communicate and why it’s promoting an Adopt a Drain program locally. Rainwater falls on streets and yards, picking things up along the way and carrying...

Water stories and science featured at LCAA event

Jul 21, 2021
Lake City Area Arts (LCAA) presented an eclectic event July 15 featuring music, poetry, fiction, science, and creative non-fiction all around a single theme: water. “Watershed Forum: A Mix of Art and Science” looked at water from the perspective of commerce, conservation, recreation, and...

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