Ice lures boaters, boaters lure photographers

Jan 15, 2020
Ice boaters took to frozen Lake Pepin over the weekend for an informal event called the Lake Pepin Pop-up Regatta. “We’ll scrub race, trade secrets, tell stories and test the ice for a possible ISA and/or DN North American Championship,” a post previewing the event said on While the...

Wildlife refuge photo contest

Jan 2, 2020
The Friends of the Refuge Headwaters are encouraging all amateur photographers to get outside this winter and capture the beauty of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge for a winter photo contest. Photos in the following categories will be accepted until March 13: Scenic...

Photo club shoots skies, begins food challenge

Nov 20, 2019
Last month’s Lake City Photography Club photo challenge was to take photos where the sky was a major part of the image. The photo chosen from those submitted to the club’s Facebook page is from Dave Ender who captured a pink and purple sunset on his way home from work. This month’s meeting...

Baldwin photo wins honorable 
mention in farmer’s market contest

Oct 16, 2019
Manda Baldwin of Lake City was among the winners announced Oct. 8 in the Minnesota Farmer’s Market Association 2019 farmers’ market photo contest. Baldwin won an honorable mention for the above photo of Eva Gnotke taken at the Lake City Thursday Night Market. Hundreds of photos were entered in the...

Photo club practices shooting stars

Oct 16, 2019
This month the Lake City Photography Club met at the home of Jeff Bartelt to practice night/star photography. Jeff presented information on camera settings and how to adjust for normal star photos, star trail photos, and moon shots. The club challenge for the coming month is to take new photos...

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.

Photography Club captures Tuesday night lights in Minneapolis

Sep 26, 2019
On Sept. 10th the Lake City Photography Club took a photo field trip to the Stone Arch Bridge in downtown Minneapolis. Members captured city lights reflected in the Mississippi River, rushing water at St. Anthony Falls, the city skyline lit up at night and other scenes. On Sept. 14 club members...

Making the most of summer’s end

Sep 5, 2019
Lake City photographer Ben Threinen sent this photo of his wife, Lola, pouring juice for their granddaughters Amelie and Adeline as they sit on their Lilly Pad on their last day of summer vacation.

Photo club completes 'River' challenge, plans Minneapolis trip

Aug 21, 2019
The August meeting of the Lake City Photography Club began with a review of monthly challenge photos for the theme, “River.” The photos highlighted river activities, natural elements, beautiful views and interesting perspectives. Throughout the month members share their challenge photos on the club...

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.


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