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Vogt's Notes

June 30, 2018
Vogt's Notes: Kudos to kids who fish, shoot trap
June 30, 2018 - 7:30am
June 3, 2018
Vogt's Notes: Find words of wisdom in inspirational phrases
June 3, 2018 - 7:30am
May 12, 2018
Vogt's Notes: Know of a great Pequot Lakes area business? Nominate it now
May 12, 2018 - 9:30am
April 6, 2018
Vogt's Notes: Brainerd School District residents: Be informed voters
April 6, 2018 - 7:30am
March 16, 2018
Portion of the Thursday, March 15, 2018 Echo Journal front page.
Vogt's Notes: Read your community newspaper to be an informed citizen
March 16, 2018 - 7:30am
February 17, 2018
Vogt's Notes: Don't care about politics? Attend a precinct caucus anyway
February 17, 2018 - 7:30am
January 20, 2018
Do you own a newfangled Ice Castle or Yetti fish house? Did you build your own fish house? No matter how big or small, no matter how decked out, is there something you especially love about your fish house? If so, please send me a photo that shows what makes your fish house special with a short description. If possible include a person or people in the photo. We plan to feature photos of unique fish houses in our Love of the Lakes magazine that we will publish this spring. Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Vogt's Notes: Drop me a line about what makes your fish house special
January 20, 2018 - 10:00am
December 29, 2017
Vogt's Notes: We are surrounded by stellar people
December 29, 2017 - 7:30am
December 2, 2017
 I'm more of a touchy-feely type shopper. My favorite kind of Christmas shopping happens on the streets of Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Crosslake and Pine River. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Vogt's Notes: Remember your hometown merchants this holiday season
December 2, 2017 - 10:00am
November 5, 2017
Getting control of Patriot Avenue will allow the city to pursue an ambitious Trailside Park project starting late next summer or fall. Plans have been in the works for a while and include closing a stretch of the current road from the stoplight to Sibley Street to unify both sides of the town and provide a central gathering place featuring a playground, splash park, flags display, veterans memorial and walking path. Click on photo to see entire image.
Vogt's Notes: Pequot Lakes is moving full steam ahead
November 5, 2017 - 8:00am
October 7, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Proud to publish real news all the time
October 7, 2017 - 9:00am
September 8, 2017
Over the Labor Day weekend, I discovered what different people of different ages think of that momentous day for students, parents, school staff and - well, really everyone. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Vogt's Notes: 'Back to school' means something different to each of us
September 8, 2017 - 5:00am
August 16, 2017
I'm assuming our newspaper front page caught your attention this week. Let me explain why we joined more than 200 other newspapers across the state - both big and small - this week to publish no local photos and no local stories on our front page.
Vogt's Notes: Imagine a day without local news
August 16, 2017 - 3:00pm
August 5, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Get outside and enjoy summer in the lakes area
August 5, 2017 - 4:00am
July 17, 2017
I'd like to send a great big kudos to all the area people involved in all of our festivals, fairs and activities for jobs well done. There is always something going on, and their hard work is appreciated. We must realize the many hours of time that go into our small-town festivals. Year after year, some of the same people work hard so others can enjoy the offerings. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Vogt's Notes: Give thanks (not rants) for those who work hard for others to have fun
July 17, 2017 - 5:00am
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