Pelicans arrive

Apr 12, 2023
Photographer Ben Threinen submitted this photo of one of the first pelicans he’s seen this season on Lake Pepin.

Where eagles once dared, buffleheads now roam

Apr 5, 2023
What a difference a day makes. On April 2, photographer Ben Threinen went back to the spot near Ohuta Beach where just a day earlier he captured a dramatic competition among eagles for a fish on the ice and instead found some bufflehead ducks paddling along.

Hawk appears bemused by the snowfall

Jan 25, 2023
Local photographer and filmmaker Ben Threinen took this photo of an immature red-tailed hawk waiting out the snowfall on the morning of Jan. 19. “Looks cold!” Threinen said.

Geese, perhaps sensing something, head south

Oct 26, 2022
Lake City photographer Ben Threinen sent this photo of a large flock of geese flying low over Lake Pepin on Sunday, Oct. 23. “They seem to know somthing’s up,” Threinen wrote, “and heading south!”

Photo captures serenity, turmoil

Sep 28, 2022
Jonky Dawson of Lake City submitted this photo taken Sept. 20 of Lake Pepin looking downriver from The Willows that somehow captures a starry sky, tumultuous lightning and cloud cover over Wisconsin, and the lightning’s reflection in the relatively calm waters of Lake Pepin.

Stockholm photographer’s work featured in new Forever stamp

May 18, 2022
Local photographer Jay Olson-Goude’s image of Lake Pepin and the Great River Road in the fall will be representing the State of Wisconsin in the USPS’s new Mighty Mississippi stamp series. The official first day of issue is May 23 with a ceremony to be held in Memphis Tenn. Stamps should be...

Come sale away

May 11, 2022
Local photographer Ben Thrienen provided views from way up high and down low of the 100 Mile Garage sale that included Lake City last weekend. Above is an aerial photo of the large sale at Smitty’s Campground on the north end of town. Below, a man in a cowbow hat walks up to a driveway sale...

Great blue heron on Frontenac Pond

Apr 20, 2022
Lake City photographer Ben Threinen was watching for the return of pelicans on Frontenac Pond when he spotted this great blue heron.

Ice boater takes advantage of smooth ice

Mar 16, 2022
Greg Keyport sent this photo of ice boater Scott Feigal sailing on the Lake Pepin ice in the spring-like temperatures Sunday.

Cold, darkness yield dramatic photography

Feb 2, 2022
Local photographer Ben Threinen was out early on Jan. 26 to capture some dramatic photos as drivers from Lake City Recycling and Disposal set out on their routes in temperatures in the double digits below zero. “Kevin Liffrig, a driver for (Lake City Recycling and Disposal) contacted me to come and...


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