Lake Pepin

A peaceful day on the lake

Feb 20, 2020
The Lake City Sportsman’s Club held its annual ice fishing contest Saturday. “This year’s event went very well,” Sportsman’s Club member Amy Brinkman said. “We were fortunate to have beautiful weather and a great crowd. This year we had over 120 kids participate in our Kids Fishing Contest, and it...

Library presents ‘Monitoring 
the Mighty Mississippi’ on Feb. 27

Feb 20, 2020
The public is invited to the Lake City Public Library Thursday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m., to learn more about the status of the Mississippi River. Rob Burdis from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will discuss monitoring results from Lake Pepin and the backwaters of Pool 4. His discussion...

Corps sets date for first Lake Pepin ice survey

Feb 5, 2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will start its annual Lake Pepin ice measurements Feb. 12.What has become one of the first signs of spring, the Corps takes ice measurements on Lake Pepin annually to forecast the navigational outlook. The Lake Pepin ice thickness is measured...

Fire department practices ice rescues

Jan 22, 2020
Members of the Lake City Fire Department spent time around a hole in the ice on Lake Pepin Tuesday night to practice techniques for rescuing someone who has fallen through the ice. Above, a firefighter slides a board underneath another firefighter playing the victim. Once the victim was on the...

Ice lures boaters, boaters lure photographers

Jan 15, 2020
Ice boaters took to frozen Lake Pepin over the weekend for an informal event called the Lake Pepin Pop-up Regatta. “We’ll scrub race, trade secrets, tell stories and test the ice for a possible ISA and/or DN North American Championship,” a post previewing the event said on iceboat.org. While the...

Rip rap holds secrets

Dec 26, 2019
Kathy Kruger was walking her dogs near some rip rap near the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) office recently when she literally stumbled upon a piece of cement with a message for the city. She tripped and it was on the ground that she saw it, a message scrawled in cement reading: “Goodbye...

Lake Pepin added to station’s camera network

Oct 16, 2019
KTTC-TV’s live camera network now includes a camera mounted in Lake City looking out over Lake Pepin. The camera captures images of Lake Pepin periodically. The most recent image can be viewed at https://kttc.com/live-camera-network/. “It is a privilege to show off the natural beauty of Lake Pepin...

Birds of a feather float separately, together

Sep 26, 2019
Three species of birds share a floating log but also keep to their own kind in this photo submitted by Old Frontenac resident Allen Anderson. He took the photo on Lake Pepin on Thursday, Sept. 19. “I thought it added new meaning to ‘Cruis’n Down The River.’,” he wrote.

Fishing rules could change on Lake Pepin

Sep 12, 2019
For the first time in nearly 70 years, Minnesota and Wisconsin are proposing notable changes to border waters fishing regulations – and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants the public to weigh in on them, according to a news release. “We wholeheartedly welcome public input,”...

Adventure can't wait: New Yorker descends the Mississippi on paddleboard

Sep 12, 2019
A New York woman aiming to be just the second person to paddleboard from the source of the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico passed through Lake City over the weekend. LouAnne Harris arrived at Hok-Si-La Park in Lake City on Friday, Sept. 6. She began her journey at Lake Itasca on Aug. 11...

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