LEWISTON, Minn. – Spring-fed Peterson Creek, which flows from above the Lewiston Sportsmen’s Club gun range, never freezes. Year-round it’s 42 degrees. But it steams on sub-freezing days and frosts the rocks and  rushes on its route along U.S. Highway 14 to Farmers Park, where it joins Garvin Brook on the way  eventually to the Mississippi River at Minnesota City.

Winter froth. At the Arches enclave near Winona County’s Farmers Park. Image: Steve Lunde