Lake Pepin

Company tests boat-launched glider

Mar 31, 2016
Dave Dybsand of Eagle Hang Gliding awaits pick-up after landing a custom-made hang glider on Lake Pepin Tuesday. The two-person glider is launched like a kite from a platform on the back of a specially outfitted boat. Once it reaches altitude, the cable is released and is reeled in as it parachutes...
Photo by Ben Threinen

Eagles Galore!

Mar 16, 2016
This is the time of the year for eagle watchers up and down Lake Pepin but people have been stunned by their profusion this winter. River watcher Larry Nielson reported seeing an estimated 300 bald eagles on the lake one day last week. Photographer Ben Threinen caught this bunch of them perched on...
Photo by Manda Baldwin

First tow opens river shipping season

Mar 16, 2016
The Motor Vessel (M/V) Ronald E. Wagonblast locked through Lock and Dam 2, near Hastings, Minn., Sunday, March 13, around 7:30 a.m. She was pushing 12 barges en route to St. Paul.The Corps considers the first tow to arrive at Lock and Dam 2, near Hastings, Minn., as the unofficial start of the...

Sea plane stops on Lake Pepin

Oct 29, 2015
A Grumman Albatross owned by TP Universal Exports International of Eagan, Minn., landed on Lake Pepin for a time Oct. 22 before taking off again and heading south. In 2012, Tony Phillippi of TP Universal Exports told The Graphic that the plane was built in 1953. Albatrosses were Air Force sub...

Capturing all of Lake Pepin's appeal

Aug 27, 2015
Larry Nielsen, captain of the Pearl of the Lake excursion boat, shows a Kate Halverson  painting entitled Pepie’s Playground, recently completed and installed in The Willows entrance. “I remember when we first moved to Lake City, someone told me all the reasons people flock to Lake Pepin. The South...
Photo by Lee Schultz

Double rainbow ends in Lake Pepin

Aug 21, 2015
Lee Schultz captured this image of a double rainbow over Lake Pepin on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from the Villas on Pepin. In the background are the bluffs south of Stockholm, Wis. To submit an interesting photo taken in or around Lake City, Frontenac or Zumbro Falls, email

Lake crowd treated to Sunday show

Aug 6, 2015
Local photographer Ben Threinen said a trip to the beach with his grandson Sunday was “the most fun I’ve had with a camera in a long time” because of the acrobatics of one of three kiteboarders out on Lake Pepin that day. While the other two stuck to the surface, one would use the kites to launch...


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