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LPLA members dine on sediment at mud picnic

Aug 29, 2019
Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance’s (LPLA) first mud picnic Saturday, Aug. 24 let people experience Lake Pepin’s ongoing sedimentation in a new way. The event took place at the head of Lake Pepin in the shallow waters just downstream of Lighthouse Island, which has grown about a mile in the last 50 years...

Siewerts share state parks tour at WLP finale

Aug 28, 2019
The 2019 Walking Lake Pepin (WLP) “Park and Walk, Just for the Health of It” themed season ended Aug. 21 with a gathering of walkers on the rooftop at the Villas on Pepin. Thirty WLP participants attended enjoying the weather and a view up and down Lake Pepin.The evening started with Wally and...

Open house on studies concerning Lake Pepin is Aug. 29 at Lake City Sportsman's Club

Aug 22, 2019
To help area residents learn about the studies concerning the health of Lake Pepin, and how they can provide input on them, the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance (LPLA) is hosting an open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Lake City Sportsman’s Club, 2200 S. Oak St., Lake City. The...

Donna Mae: Back in the pilot house

Aug 21, 2019
For Donna Mae Jensen, being in the pilot house of the Pearl of the Lake paddlewheel boat on Aug. 10 was a different sort of thrill than it might be for the average 88-year-old, but not as unfamiliar. When she was a child her father, E.W. Holstrom, owned ferry and excursion boats that traversed...

Youth anglers finish SATT season on Lake Pepin

Aug 14, 2019
Over the weekend, Lake Pepin and the surrounding waters of the Mississippi River (Pool 4) got a new group of anglers to pay a visit for a bass tournament that has never taken place here before. Approximately 200 high school fishermen (boys and girls) and their adult captains participated in the...

Watching a royal procession on Lake Pepin

Aug 14, 2019
Lake City photographer Ben Threinen captured this image of people gathering on Marina Point to watch the American Queen and American Duchess riverboats pass by on their journey south on Monday, Aug. 12, at about 7:30 p.m.

Float-a-palooza 2019

Aug 8, 2019
Free family beach party at the marina beach next to Ohuta Park in Lake City. For more information people can view the event page accessible from the Lake City Chamber of Commerce Facebook page or on the Chamber’s website,

Same place, new digs for Aug. 17 Float-a-Palooza

Aug 8, 2019
Float-a-Palooza is back for its second year. Taking place at the marina beach area near Ohuta Park on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., this family beach day is free for all ages and will feature music, food, a kids sand dig, and more. The event is organized by the Lake City Chamber of...

Body of missing sailor recovered

Jul 31, 2019
The body of a Shoreview, Minn., man missing since falling from a sailboat on Lake Pepin Thursday was recovered Saturday morning. Efforts to locate Terry Lee Woeltge, 69, began just before 5 p.m. on July 25 after a report came in that a passenger on the boat with him had witnessed him fall into the...

Deluge gives way to unusually low rainbow

Jul 17, 2019
This photo came from Erik Fridell, the UPS delivery driver in Lake City. “This is a shot I took with my iPhone across from the 800 block of N. Lakeshore around 5:30 p.m. after yesterday’s quick deluge,” he wrote in an email July 10. “I was showing this photo around to my customers today because I...


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