Picture of the Day: I Love a Parade

The sun is intense today; don't forget your umbrellas!. From Waterski Days in Lake City, Minnesota (June 2010). See more Pictures of the Day here. Hastings Rivertown Days

By | July 4th, 2012|Photo of the Day|0 Comments

Picture of the Day: The Point, Lake City

A popular place for fishing, the Point is a small triangle of land that juts out into the Mississippi River (called Lake Pepin in this stretch) at Lake City, Minnesota. This picture was taken August, 2010. See more Pictures of the Day here. The Point; Lake City, Minnesota

By | June 27th, 2012|Photo of the Day|0 Comments

The Best Riverfronts along the Mississippi

I get around. I’ve visited every Mississippi River town from the Headwaters in northern Minnesota to Cape Girardeau, Missouri. One trend that I see is that, after a century of river towns turning their backs on their river, many are slowly pivoting back to their watery roots. But, a few towns are doing it much

By | November 8th, 2011|About the Mississippi Valley|0 Comments

Minnesota’s Great River Road

Views of the Mississippi River from Minnesota.

By | April 7th, 2011|Of Places|0 Comments

Winter along the Mississippi River

The Upper Mississippi River is a great place to visit any time of year, it's just that some seasons require an extra layer or two of clothing.

By | April 4th, 2011|Of Seasons|0 Comments

Lake City

Population (2010) 5,063 Introduction Lake City, more so than any other community in the region, feels like a resort town, with busy streets, boutique shops, a large marina crowded with sailboats, and unattractive waterfront condominiums. The lake abounds with natural beauty and recreational options, which explains why the city’s summer population swells to 12,000. Visitor

By | January 12th, 2011|Minnesota|0 Comments