The shipping season has opened much later than normal on the Upper Mississippi River, due to thick ice on Lake Pepin.
More than two weeks later than usual, the first up-bound tow has broken through the ice at Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River.
Warm temperatures and last night’s rain didn’t make ideal conditions for the World Cup ice boating competition on Lake Pepin Wednesday. But racers from eight different countries say they’re happy to find any good piece of ice this winter.
A chemical commonly found in antibacterial soaps is showing up in Minnesota lakes.
A 47-pound bighead carp, a member of the invasive Asian carp family, has been caught in Lake Pepin near Frontenac, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Authorities have recovered the body of a Wisconsin man missing since he fell from a boat into Lake Pepin.
The 55-year-old man still missing in Lake Pepin has been identified.
A 38-year-old man is missing after police say he fell overboard on Lake Pepin Saturday evening.
A survey crew from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Paul District will begin measuring the ice thickness on Lake Pepin Wednesday.
A 50-year-old Lake City man has drowned in Lake Pepin after he tried to rescue his dog, but was knocked out by an electrical shock.
Early explorers described Lake Pepin as crystal clear with abundant fish and waterfowl. But the water flowing into Lake Pepin these days is a milky brown, and scientists say the upper third of the scenic lake could become filled in with sediment by the end of the century.
Environmentalists fear a St. Cloud lawmaker’s proposals would weaken protection of Minnesota’s natural resources.
The ice on a southeast Minnesota lake is thinning, but not by much.
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