Lake Pepin

New river cruise boat expected to visit Red Wing beginning in 2022

Apr 15, 2020
Viking has announced new Mississippi River cruises. The company's first custom vessel, Viking Mississippi, will debut in August 2022 and will sail voyages on the lower and upper Mississippi, between New Orleans and St. Paul, including stops in Red Wing. “Viking's arrival will bring modern river...

Comments sought on Corps’ Lake Pepin habitat project

Apr 15, 2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is proposing to construct a habitat rehabilitation project at the head of Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River, located in Pierce County, Wis., using material dredged from the Mississippi River. The Corps released its draft Environmental...

Marina dock replacement moves forward

Apr 8, 2020
The former 300 Dock at the Lake City Marina floated away last weekend. The buyer began disassembling portions of the dock last week, according to Lake City Marina Administrator Jeff Brand. Once the waters calmed, they floated the pieces out of the harbor and into Lake Pepin. There they were...

Miss Doris chugs by

Mar 25, 2020
A photo by Gregory Keyport of a tugboat named Miss Doris passing by Lake Ctiy on its way upstream on March 18 in yet another sign of spring. Here’s a limerick about it: 
 There once was a boat named Miss Doris 
That tugged barges to St. Paul from St. Louis
 It passed by Lake City on the Mississippi...

Buoy tender passes by on Lake Pepin

Mar 19, 2020
Greg Keyport submitted this photo of a U.S. Coast Guard buoy tender taken from the point in Lake City on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 17.

Ice going fast

Mar 11, 2020
Drone shots from above Lake Pepin show the amount of surface ice in rapid decline. The above photo from Steve Brown was taken Monday, March 9. The photo below from Ben Threinen was taken Tuesday, March 10.

Eagle center announces more eagle-viewing cruises

Mar 4, 2020
The National Eagle Center’s On the Lake and On the River eagle viewing cruises are returning for the 2020 summer season. Cruises will be aboard the Pearl of the Lake in Lake City and the Cal Fremling in Winona. They will host a series of six cruises starting in June and running through October....

Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance rep speaks to Rotary Club

Mar 4, 2020
Mac Becco, the communications director for the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance, talked about their mission to improve water quality, habitat, and accessibility of the lake at the Rotary Club’s March 2 meeting. The Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance (LPLA) was founded in 2009 by a group of neighbors in Wacouta...

New fishing rules on Lake Pepin and other state border waters

Mar 4, 2020
Anglers will find a variety of changes in the 2020 Minnesota fishing regulations booklet, including new possession and length limits on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border waters of the Mississippi River, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This is the first comprehensive...

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...

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