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DLC will hold annual meeting Aug. 10 at Samuelson statue

Aug 3, 2022
Destination Lake City (DLC) will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Ohuta Park next to the newly constructed statue of Ralph Samuelson. DLC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to make Lake City a “more vibrant place to live, work, play, and visit.” The meeting will...

Walkers visit Samuelson statue

Jul 20, 2022
On Wednesday, July 13, “Walking Lake Pepin” walkers met at Ohuta Park to welcome and celebrate the Ralph Samuelson stature that was dedicated on July 2, 2022 at 4:11 p.m., 100 years from Ralph’s first successful attempt of water skiing on Lake Pepin. John Hutchinson from Destination Lake City (...

Lions donate $500 to Samuelson statue effort

Jul 13, 2022
The Lake City Lions Club donated $500 to the campaign to fund the statue of Ralph Samuelson, the inventor of water skiing, now on display at Ohuta Park in Lake City. Above, Lake City Lion Jerry Jensen presents a check to Destination Lake City President John Hutchinson.

Many to thank in Samuelson statue campaign

Jul 13, 2022
It is with a collective sigh of relief that we dedicated the new bronze life-size statue of Ralph Samuelson at 4:11 pm on July 2, 2022 at the newly redeveloped Ohuta Park. Or did we? More on that later. There are so many groups, organizations and individuals to thank, I don’t know where to begin...

Patton Park a better fit for farmers market

Jun 29, 2022
I know a lot of work has gone into redoing Ohuta Park. Kids love the splash pad. With all the cement and planting now it is not as comfortable for a farmers market. It is harder to park even for vendors and farther for many to walk to get there. I would be interested to see how many vendors and...

Ceremony planned for Samuelson statue unveiling

Jun 29, 2022
A program honoring Ralph Samuelson and to unveil a monument to him will take place 100 years to the minute after Ralph, just one day short of his 19th birthday, made history on Lake Pepin by becoming the first person ever to water ski. The program begins at 4 p.m., July 2, at Ohuta Park with some...

Weekly markets are ‘by the lake’ once more

Jun 22, 2022
Lake City Market by the Lake began a new season at the newly redeveloped Ohuta Beach park. It returns to the park after a year in Patton Park while Ohuta was under construction. “The opening market was a fantastic success for our community, visitors and the 21 market vendors and service...

Five year journey ends with fountain dedication

Jun 22, 2022
Five years of planning, advocating, fundraising, and waiting came to an end Thursday, June 16, with the ceremonial ribbon cutting and dedication of the new interactive fountain at Ohuta Beach in Lake City. Water jets embedded in the concrete spray when activated by a sensor on a yellow pedestal at...

Kernza Fest is Saturday

Jun 15, 2022
Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance is sponsoring Kernza Fest on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Ohuta Park in Lake City. “See, taste, and learn about innovations in water-healthy agriculture at Kernza Fest, a first-of-its kind event by the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance,” the alliance said in...

Foundation donates $6,500 toward Samuelson memorial

Jun 15, 2022
The Greater Lake City Community Foundation has donated $6,500 toward the Ralph Samuelson Memorial, which will be dedicated at Ohuta Park on July 2, 100 years to the day that Samuelson invented the sport of Water Skiing, according to a news release. Destination Lake City, an IRS-recognized 501 (C...


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