Lake Pepin

Kayaking 80-year-old passes 
by on Mississippi voyage

Aug 19, 2020
Stan “The Kayaking Man” Stark and his entourage stopped at the Ohuta Park beach in Lake City Tuesday on their downriver trek after spending the night in Frontenac. At 80 years old, Stark is endeavoring to be the oldest kayaker to complete the “Source to Sea” trip along the river. He’s also raising...

Comments sought on Corps’ draft river master plan

Aug 19, 2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released its draft Upper Mississippi River master plan and environmental assessment Aug. 14 and is seeking public comments. The master plan encompasses the Upper Mississippi River from the Twin Cities to Lock and Dam 10 in Guttenberg, Iowa. The...

One last fishing trip for Marine vet

Aug 5, 2020
Season’s Hospice patient Roger Jensson’s wish to go fishing once more was granted recently thanks to a collaboration between the hospice and Mayo Clinic Ambulance on July 13. Lake City Boat Club and Rentals owner Dave Breitenfield donated the use of his boat to take the Marine veteran, his three...

Bursting in air

Jul 8, 2020
Fourth of July fireworks launched from Marina Point explode overhead and are reflected in the waters of Lake Pepin during the annual fireworks display organized by the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. The recently completed northern section of the Riverwalk attracted dozens of fireworks watchers, who...

Letter: A retro beach in Lake City? Why not?

Jul 8, 2020
I recently had a deja vu experience: seeing a swimming beach, with groomed sand and with lifeguards sitting under umbrellas on raised chairs. This view was one I enjoyed and actually lived over the past years when spending summers in Lake City. Where? The bathing beach at Ohuta Park of course. In...

Lake full of
 fun seekers

Jul 1, 2020
Ben Threinen of Lake City submitted these photos of people enjoying themselves on Lake Pepin over the weekend. Above, a group of people relax aboard a pontoon and auxiliary vessels. At right, an Eagle Hang Gliding flight nears its conclusion. The lake promises to be busy again this weekend with the...

300 dock coming together

Apr 30, 2020
The main walkway for the Lake City Marina’s new 300 dock is in place and some of the fingers that will separate the slips float next to it. The city-owned marina is replacing the old 300 dock that was damaged in a tornado last fall. Elsewhere in the marina, boats are being launched as the 2020...

Painted turtles on a log

Apr 30, 2020
Seven painted turtles sun themselves on a log south of the Lake City Sportsman’s Club.
-Photo by Ben Threinen

Project will improve habitat, water quality, and accessibility in upper lake

Apr 30, 2020
In response to Covid-19, people are finding refuge in nature and renewed appreciation for its many gifts. The respite nature provides is helping us better take care of ourselves and our communities. And while it is important to address immediate needs, we must also continue tending the...

MPCA - Lake Pepin close to water quality standard, more work needed upstream

Apr 23, 2020
Lake Pepin in southeast Minnesota is close to meeting its custom water-quality standard designed to minimize algae, with more work needed upstream to meet the goal, according to a study recently released by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The study focuses on phosphorus levels in...


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