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...

Fun community events are out there, if you know where to look

Jan 26, 2022
If you were not at the Saturday, Jan. 15 concert at Lake City Area Arts (LCAA) you missed out on a fabulous musical event. A trio of musicians headed by PK Mayo provided two hours of non-stop American music that represents country, rock and roll, blues, and folk. The musicians offered high...

A vivid sunrise

Oct 20, 2021
Jim Mack submitted this photo of an especially vivid sunrise over Lake Pepin on Oct. 13.

A great many pelicans visit Lake Pepin

Sep 22, 2021
Lake Pepin has been a popular gathering place for pelicans recently, as this photo from Ben Threinen shows. “Last Thursday through Saturday the pelicans were a beautiful sight to watch,” he writes. “I do not remember a fall with this many pelicans stopping by Lake City.”

Rainbows emerge after brief downpour

Sep 15, 2021
Jeanne Pietig captured this photo of the Lake City Marina’s outer harbor with a rainbow in the background after a brief downpour last week. Another rainbow is barely visible, she said.

fishing in 
the haze

Aug 4, 2021
Lake City photographer Steve Brown took this photo of anglers clustered around Marina Point as the sun set through the haze. Wildfires in Canada have brought a smoky haze and air quality warnings to the midwest. Current air quality information is available from the Minnesota Pollution Control...


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