Refuge Photo Contest Winner
The Best of Show winner from the 14th annual Friends of the Upper Mississippi River Refuges photo contest is Alan Stankevitz, of La Crescent.
Best of Show is determined by public voting at events across the region throughout the year. Over 2,200 votes were cast during this years competition.
Stankevitz won for his photo of a Bald Eagle sitting on a piece of ice floating in the Mississippi River titled "Hitchin' a Ride."
The Best in Show photo and the runner up's photos will be on display through December at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge located on the second floor of the Exchange Building, 51 East 4th Street, in Winona.