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January 11, 2018
Impaired lake looking for friendship
A decade ago, neighbors living in the beautiful riverfront community of Wacouta began to notice that their island was growing. Sediment had...
January 11, 2018 - 11:56am
November 28, 2017
Boaters beware: Upper Lake Pepin boat groundings at all-time high
Sedimentation continues to fill upper Lake Pepin and wreak havoc for boaters as groundings reach an all-time high. While the exact number of...
November 28, 2017 - 3:44pm
May 8, 2017
Lake Pepin is something worth saving
Lake Pepin is home to diverse aquatic habitats and awe-inspiring eagles, long-time boaters and first-time water-skiers, opaque foggy mornings and sublime summertime sunsets. But the lake is filling up with sediment, and unless something is done, our children may yet see the twilight...
May 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
February 22, 2017
Buffering back and forth: Locals react to Minn. buffer law
Minnesota's buffer law states that all "public waters" and "public drainage ditches" need to have a natural buffer separating cultivated land and the adjacent waterway or ditch by November. Last year, the Department of Natural Resources published an online map that identifies where...
February 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
Buffer statute travels downstream
Residents who lived along Lake Pepin during the 1970s and '80s might remember frequent algae blooms erupting in the water. These toxic algae...
February 22, 2017 - 9:21am
November 20, 2016
Maidenwood Lodge brings peace and tranquility for busy lives
STOCKHOLM, Wis. — It started in July 2015, when Brian and Jo Kirchner decided to open a business as part of their retirement plan. "One...
November 20, 2016 - 2:00pm
September 29, 2016
Lake Pepin restoration in the spotlight
A special art show will take place 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bogus Creek Cafe in Stockholm, Wis. “Seeing Sediment” will feature local and...
September 29, 2016 - 11:16am
July 1, 2016
Effort aims to protect paddlefish, lake sturgeon
A state panel last week permanently closed commercial gill-net fishing on Lake Pepin. The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board voted Wednesday, June 22, to prohibit the fishing method, which officials say has led to protected and threatened fish being killed off in the Mississippi River...
July 1, 2016 - 5:00pm
Wisconsin permanently bans gill nets on Lake Pepin
LAKE PEPIN -- A state panel last week permanently closed commercial gill-net fishing on Lake Pepin. The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board voted...
July 1, 2016 - 8:18am
June 17, 2016
Boat tour hopes to build bridge to arts community
A boat tour, hosted by the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance, looks to engage the local artist community to help create awareness of sediment filling...
June 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
March 3, 2016
Lake Pepin project gets ‘green light’ from Pierce County
Pierce County Board supervisors passed a resolution supporting Lake Pepin rehabilitation efforts at its Feb. 23 meeting. Supervisors Dean Bergseng (River Falls) and Dan Reis (Ellsworth) were absent. The resolution is in favor of the Upper Pool 4 & Lake Pepin Habitat Restoration...
March 3, 2016 - 5:00pm
February 13, 2016
Corps of Engineers to begin Pepin ice measurements
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will begin taking this year’s Lake Pepin ice measurements Wednesday Feb. 17. The Corps takes ice measurements on Lake Pepin annually to forecast the navigational outlook on the Upper Mississippi River. Lake Pepin is the location...
February 13, 2016 - 8:00am
May 1, 2013
One sale to rule them all: 100-Mile Garage Sale returns
The Mississippi River has traditionally been a hub for commerce in the region. It is only fitting that it serves as the backdrop for the annual 100-Mile Garage Sale going on Thursday through Saturday in the Lake Pepin area. A path marked by balloons and ribbons will guide thousands...
May 1, 2013 - 11:00am
February 26, 2013
Water looks clear ... but not for long
People often ask me, "So, how is the water?" in the rivers and lakes of the Cannon River watershed. If I was to answer that question today, I'd say it's great. Last year's drought meant very little overland runoff carrying pollution to the water and with winter most of the moisture...
February 26, 2013 - 1:13pm
February 2, 2013
Ice yacht fans sail into Lake City
LAKE CITY -- Even at the beginning of February when lakes are frozen over, boat sails were set over Lake Pepin. What makes these boats different is that they sail on ice -- not on water -- and their captains race one other. Over the past week, the International DN Ice Yacht Racing...
February 2, 2013 - 2:00pm