Pepie the aquatic creature living in the depths of Lake Pepin
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Local Group announces $50,000 reward !































Local Businessman, Larry Nielson, in collaboration with the Lake City Tourism Bureau has announced a $50,000 (u.s.) reward for undisputable evidence that proves the existence of the real live creature living in Lake Pepin, commonly referred to as "Pepie" .   The proof should include photographics and/or samples of skinor fins that can studied for a DNA analysis. Any photos submitted will be posted on this website.  Photos and speciman samples will be turned over to the University of Minnesota Biology Department for verfication.  Upon verification from the University that the photo and the DNA samples verifies the existence of a previously un-cataloged creature living in Lake Pepin, the reward will be paid within 60 days.  Photos should include visible landmarks, villages, or Lake Pepin's paddlwheel boat "Pearl of the Lake" in them to verify the photos were actually taken on Lake Pepin.































CAUTION!  It is mandatory that Pepie not be harmed in any way by efforts to photograph it or take samples.  Harming the aquatic creature would probably violate both Minnesota and Wisconsin Game and Fish regulations. 































Any irregularities or discrepencies may disqualify a submitted photo and/or DNA sample soley at the discretion of Larry Nielson and the Lake City Tourism Bureau.































Submit photos by email to; 
findpepie@pepie.net































or by United States Postal Service to; Help Find Pepie















                                                                     C/O Larry Nielson















                                                                     100 Central Point Road















                                                                     Lake City, MN   55041















                                                                     507-951-2400































Pepie in the News!  NEWS LINKS:

Life to the Max television episode http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkP-B1Aajy0

KTTC News on 7/31/09  http://www.kttc.com/global/story.asp?s=10830187

Explore Minnesota website story
  www.exploreminnesota.com/minnesotas-mississippi-monster


FOX NEWS CHANNEL  http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playerId=videolandingpage&streamingFormat=FLASH&referralObject=1152974&referralPlaylistId=949437d0db05ed5f5b9954dc049d70b0c12f2749

WCCO http://wcco.com/local/lake.pepin.monster.2.717605.html

St Paul Pioneer Press The creature from Lake Pepin - By Kevin Harter
kharter@pioneerpress.com


National Public Radio "Weekend America" http://weekendamerica.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/07/02/pepie/

Rochester Post Bulletin  http://news.postbulletin.com/newsmanager/templates/localnews_story.asp?z=2&a=345812

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram  http://www.leadertelegram.com/story-news_local.asp?id=BGMJGFI4D4S

National Public Radio  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91097950

KARE 11 http://www.kare11.com/news/ts_article.aspx?storyid=513712

 KNIX Phoenix http://www.knixcountry.com/cc-common/mediaplayer/player.html?redir=yes&mps=BenMattPlayer.php&mid=http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/23392/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/23392/938/richmedia/SOD_-_MINNESOTA_LAKE_MONSTER.mp3?CCOMRRMID=15717197&CPROG=RICHMEDIA&MARKET=PHOENIX-AZ&NG_FORMAT=country&NG_ID=knix102fm&OR_NEWSFORMAT=&OWNER=938&SERVER_NAME=www.knixcountry.com&SITE_ID=938&STATION_ID=KNIX-FM&TRACK=Lake_City_Sea_Monster

EXPLORE MINNESOTA HONORS PEPIE!

Explore Minnesota presented Lake City businessman and promoter, Larry Nielson, with an “Award of Excellence” at the annual Tourism Conference that was held in Brainerd on January 26 and 27, 2010.  The award was for marketing Pepie, the local lake monster that lives in Lake Pepin. According to Explore Minnesota; “The Pepie promotion received local, national, and even world wide publicity!  It is one of the most innovative, successful, and cost effective tourism promotions ever done in the State of Minnesota. Prior to Nielson’s marketing campaign, if you Googled Lake Pepin Monster you would get less than 20 hits. Today you will get over 8,000 hits!” The emphasis of the promotion was a $50,000 reward offered by the Lake City Tourism Bureau to anyone that can conclusively prove the existence of Pepie. Nielson is a founding member of the Tourism Bureau and the promotion's originator. You can get more information at Pepie’s website www.pepie.net



Explore Minnesota Director, John Edman (right) presents an
"Award of Excellence" to Larry Nielson for his promotion of Pepie!

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