Lake Pepin

Letter: Smiles, warmth greeted Tour de Pepin rider

Jun 19, 2019
To the editor: Lake City and the surrounding communities sure know how to welcome guests! I recently traveled from Laramie, Wyo., to participate in the Tour de Pepin cycling event. I want to thank every volunteer, community, fellow rider, and the Lake City Chamber of Commerce for hosting such a...

Walkers can up their game with “Elite Walker” challenge

May 29, 2019
An “Elite Walker” competition will be part of the 2019 Walking Lake Pepin (WLP) fitness challenge. Organizers of the WLP event want to challenge those participants who are ready to step-up and increase their walking this summer.Walkers who want to participate in the Elite Walker challenge can sign...
Photo by Greg Keyport

First barge of 2019 season traverses Lake Pepin

Apr 24, 2019
Greg Keyport of Lake City submitted this photo of the Motor Vessel Aaron F. Barrett on Lake Pepin on the evening of Tuesday, April 23. The boat was heading upriver pushing 12 barges. Larry Nielson, who also submitted a photo, is likely to spend a great deal of time on the lake this summer as the...

City seeks planner for marina beach, Ohuta Park

Apr 3, 2019
Lake City will hire a professional planner to help decide what should become of the city’s marina beach area and an adjacent portion of Ohuta Park. The council voted unanimously to hire a planner after hearing from 11 members of the public on the issue of plans for the park, as well as staff and...

Flood forecasts put Lake City on alert

Mar 20, 2019
With the National Weather Service reporting that low level flooding on the Mississippi River at Lake City is a virtual certainty and a better than 50 percent chance of major flooding, city officials are developing response plans. Lake City’s marina, public works department, and emergency...

Solving the marina beach puzzle

Mar 6, 2019
Lake City City Administrator Rob Keehn presented a concept for a four-season beach house to the City Council at a council workshop on Feb. 11. The council voted in 2018 to demolish the old beach house and replace it with a four-season structure. They charged Keehn with developing a plan for the...

Lake Pepin habitat project selected for pilot program

Feb 7, 2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will participate in a national Corps of Engineers pilot program to use dredged material to improve habitat. The Upper Pool 4 Islands Complex Project is one of 10 projects selected out of 95 proposals submitted throughout the United States. Corps...

Corps to begin ice survey on Lake Pepin

Feb 6, 2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will begin its annual ice measurements at Lake Pepin on Feb. 13.The Corps takes ice measurements on Lake Pepin annually to forecast the navigational outlook on the Upper Mississippi River. Lake Pepin, the widest naturally-occurring part of the...

Third time charmed: Ice boaters return

Jan 24, 2019
Ice boats were back on Lake Pepin for a third straight weekend, this time for the Northwest Regatta. This time the competition drew the participation of one of Lake City’s most prominent residents, Mayor Mark Nichols. “I raced on Saturday. It was on my bucket list,” he wrote. “I have had an old DN...
Photo by Steve Brown

Skeeters in wintertime

Jan 17, 2019
Scenes from ice boat races held over the weekend on Lake Pepin. Ice boats will return to the lake on Friday for the Northwest Regatta. It will be the third consecutive weekend.

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