Mississippi River

Fishing brothers win at home

Jul 1, 2020
Brothers Christopher and Joseph Kujawa, of Lake City won the first AIM/Quest For The Best walleye tournament, taking $15,000 for first in a two-day event sponsored by Quality Flow Systems on the Mississippi River. “We wanted this event to be special, and it was, where some of the best in walleye...

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

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...

Flooding closes one road, threatens another in Wabasha County

Apr 1, 2020
The Wabasha County Highway Department announced March 31 that 622nd St. (West Newton Road) near and west of boat landing is closed due to flooding along the Mississippi. Wabasha County Highway 84 south of Kellogg and east of the south junction of Hwy 61 is forecasted to be closed by Mississippi...

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...

Invasive Carp Captured on Mississippi River

Mar 24, 2020
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is conducting an immediate response to the capture of 51 invasive carp on the Mississippi River. The invasive carp were caught by two commercial fishing operators near La Crosse and Trempealeau, Wis., during routine spring netting recently.In...

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.

Birds of a feather float separately, together

Sep 26, 2019
Three species of birds share a floating log but also keep to their own kind in this photo submitted by Old Frontenac resident Allen Anderson. He took the photo on Lake Pepin on Thursday, Sept. 19. “I thought it added new meaning to ‘Cruis’n Down The River.’,” he wrote.

Adventure can't wait: New Yorker descends the Mississippi on paddleboard

Sep 12, 2019
A New York woman aiming to be just the second person to paddleboard from the source of the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico passed through Lake City over the weekend. LouAnne Harris arrived at Hok-Si-La Park in Lake City on Friday, Sept. 6. She began her journey at Lake Itasca on Aug. 11...


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