Lake Pepin

Ice yachts return to Lake Pepin

Jan 9, 2019
Conditions were right on Lake Pepin over the weekend as the International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association (IDNIYRA) held their Western Regional Championship races on the lake Saturday, Jan. 4 and Sunday, Jan. 5. Above, racers prepare their ice yachts near shore at Roschen Park for the Saturday...

Gnawed tree tips over

Dec 6, 2018
This tree, one of a handful in the vicinity that appear to have been gnawed around its base, lies on the shore of Lake Pepin not far from Roschen Park. Two other damaged trees remain standing, for now.

Letter: A little-known benefit of the Hwy. 61 project

Oct 11, 2018
To the editor: You’ve all been told that the proposed three-lane highway reconstruction project will increase safety, calm the traffic flow, and improve landscaping along the roadway. Another big benefit you don’t hear much about is enhanced water quality. Currently all roadway run off goes...

Letter: Trouble Spot’s identified

Sep 19, 2018
I’m back with more comments from the sidelines and with too much time on my hands. I won’t beat around the bush but after seeing my fourth person this year - two kids on bikes and two older women at separate trouble areas in one of many sidewalks, they need real attention. One serious accident is...

Remains matched to boater missing since April

Sep 13, 2018
Human remains discovered on the Mississippi River near West Newton on July 14 have been identified as those of David John Sheridan, a sailboater reported missing on April 29, according to the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension matched the remains to...

Barge 
stops by

Aug 29, 2018
The Motor Vessel Ardyce Randall made a brief stop at Roschen Park in Lake City Aug. 24. A photo taken by photographer Manda Baldwin and posted on Facebook shows crewmembers on the park dock and on shore. The Ardyce Randall is owned by American River Transportation, a subsidiary of Archer Daniels...

More human remains found on Mississippi

Aug 22, 2018
On Aug. 20, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that human remains had been discovered on the Mississippi River and that those remains are believed to be associated with remains discovered July 14 in West Newton. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is doing DNA tests on the...

Letter: Event put Lake City back on the lake

Aug 22, 2018
To the editor: Saturday was fantastic. I am so proud of our mayor and his wife for coming up with the idea. And equally proud of our chamber for doing such a great job on making it all come together. What a wonderful day: you guys put Lake Citians back on that beautiful lake! Thanks to you! Pat...

Letter: Beach improvements will be well worth all the hard work

Aug 15, 2018
To the editor: I’m back for round three and comments from the sidelines. First off another “that a girl” Donna H. Maybe between us we can push to get our beach areas to be actually rock and scrap metal and glass free. It’s too bad we can’t get more locals to add their three cents on ideas or...

Fun in sun forecast for Float-a-palooza

Aug 15, 2018
Float-a-palooza, a celebration of the trendy floating pads (and other flotation devices), is coming to the marina beach area near Ohuta Park on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Float-a-palooza is free for all ages and will feature music, food, giveaways, and more. Lake City AmericInn...

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