Lake Pepin

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...

New date, location for Float-a-palooza

Jul 21, 2021
Float-a-palooza is returning this year, but in a different location and on a different day of the week. This year’s event will take place Sunday, Aug. 15, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Hok-Si-La Park. Past Float-a-paloozas were held on Saturday at the Marina beach next to Ohuta Park. Construction at...

Sun sets behind Flags of Valor display

Jun 30, 2021
Photographer Steve Brown of Lake City captured this image of an orange sunset providing a backdrop for the American Legion Flags of Valor Display along the Riverwalk.

Yacht club’s annual sailing school attracts 23 students

Jun 30, 2021
Twenty-three people learned sailing basics during the Lake City Yacht Club’s two-day sailing school on June 19-20. “We have been running our Sunfish sailing school for at least the past 10 years at Ohuta beach,” said Ashley Tao of the Lake City Yacht Club. “Our goal is to introduce people to...

Tour of Minnesota visits Lake City

Jun 23, 2021
The annual Tour of Minnesota bike tour spent two nights at Hok-Si-La Park last weekend. While they were here they took a sightseeing tour of Lake Pepin aboard the Pearl of the Lake paddle boat. Pearl owner Larry Nielson said that there were over 180 riders participating this year. Initially called...

Walkers get Ohuta update, plan Sand Point outing

Jun 16, 2021
Wednesday, June 9, the Walking Lake Pepin (WLP) walkers met at Ohuta Park for their first group walk of the 2021 season. It was warm and humid but 20 people showed up to walk along Park and Franklin Streets on the shaded sidewalks. Mayo Mark Nichols was invited to kick off WLP’s first event....

Registration still open for Saturday’s Tour de Pepin

Jun 3, 2021
The 14th annual Tour de Pepin cycling event is Saturday, June 5, and organizer Lake City Chamber of Commerce said in a statement that they are so excited to be bringing the event back in 2021. “We have over 600 riders signed up, and boy is it going to be a hot one. The Tour de Pepin will be hosted...

Things appear down by the water

May 5, 2021
With temperatures in the 80s on Saturday, the lake and lakeshore saw a lot of activity. At Roschen Park, boaters encountered a “Clean, Drain, Dry, and Dispose” (CD3) trailer that gives boaters the opportunity to “clean, drain, dry, and dispose their aquatic equipment and help stop the spread of...

One last time on the ice

Mar 24, 2021
Raptors on the frozen waters of Lake Pepin Friday in a photo submitted by Terri Orth. By now their perch has melted away.

City Council awards Ohuta Park contract

Mar 24, 2021
The Lake City City Council awarded a construction contract for the Ohuta Park redevelopment project at a special meeting Monday, March 22. Pember Companies submitted the lowest of three bids for the project and received the contract. Their bid was about $2.27 million. In the request for council...

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