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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Backus Legion officers installed
Ruttger Family honored for philanthropy
Smaller turnout, bigger fish at week 4 of Hackensack fishing contest
Making the Grade: July 15, 2018
Outdoor Notes for July 15
Golf results - July 12, 2018
Danecdotes: Fan voting affects all-star games
KLICK! - Run for the Walleye
PL 9U team league champs
Edward R. Van Beek
Jevonne M. Ness
Julius Clifford Matson
Michael T. Koering
Backus Legion Auxiliary makes donation
Card games: July 2-6, 2018
One pan egg bake: only fresh ingredients needed
Chef's Hat: For a sweet treat, grill fruit
Our Lady of the Lakes Parish to hold capital fund drive
Uncharted: Learning to fly - A zip lining experience
The Last Windrow: Life lessons learned on the farm
Letter to the editor: Thank you, Pequot Lakes police
Letter to the Editor: There's only one set of facts
Cheesehead Chatter: Farewell to Echoland
letters to the editor
Births: July 8, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Births: July 1, 2018
June 30, 2018
Vogt's Notes: Kudos to kids who fish, shoot trap
I may be a fairweather Minnesota fisherwoman, but count me in as one of the 1.4 million licensed anglers in the state. I'm no diehard angler by any means. I don't mind getting up at the crack of dawn, but not to go fishing. If it's pouring rain, windy or cold, I'd rather stay home....
June 30, 2018 - 7:30am
June 3, 2018
Vogt's Notes: Find words of wisdom in inspirational phrases
Something I do love about Facebook is all the inspirational quotes and words of encouragement I run across every time I scroll through my feed. Depending on my mood, I find one that I can totally identify with every time. I recently saved this one: "When you allow a person's words...
June 3, 2018 - 7:30am
May 12, 2018
Vogt's Notes: Know of a great Pequot Lakes area business? Nominate it now
Who will be the first Business of the Year in the greater Pequot Lakes area? It could be your business, if it meets a couple of simple criteria: Your business must be a Pequot Lakes Chamber member, and it must be in the Pequot Lakes, Breezy Point or Jenkins area. If your business...
May 12, 2018 - 9:30am
April 6, 2018
Vogt's Notes: Brainerd School District residents: Be informed voters
Every resident of the Brainerd School District - that includes most families in the Nisswa and Lake Shore areas - listen up. You have a school bond referendum vote coming up Tuesday, April 10. You should go to the polls that day to make an informed choice on whether the school district...
April 6, 2018 - 7:30am
March 16, 2018
Vogt's Notes: Read your community newspaper to be an informed citizen
"No lies. Know truth. Subscribe to newspapers." "Stronger the press, stronger the people." "Newspapers strive to ensure the free exchange of...
March 16, 2018 - 7:30am
February 17, 2018
Vogt's Notes: Don't care about politics? Attend a precinct caucus anyway
I'll be the first to admit it. I'm not a political person, and the only reason I've attended both DFL and Republican precinct caucuses is because of my job. I vaguely recall my first time being assigned to cover a caucus as a reporter. This was a good 30 years ago when I was a young...
February 17, 2018 - 7:30am
January 20, 2018
Vogt's Notes: Drop me a line about what makes your fish house special
A friend just shared that his new, custom-built fish house will boast an electric fireplace, electric queen size bunk over the dinette and spray...
January 20, 2018 - 10:00am
December 29, 2017
Vogt's Notes: We are surrounded by stellar people
There are so many people in the lakes area who qualify for a citizen of the year title. No one thinks he or she deserves it, and that's part of what makes it so fun to surprise people with the honor. They always say there are other people more deserving. The most recent residents...
December 29, 2017 - 7:30am
December 2, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Remember your hometown merchants this holiday season
We made it through Black Friday, or the new-age version of Black Friday where sales begin long before the Friday after Thanksgiving. Hopefully...
December 2, 2017 - 10:00am
November 5, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Pequot Lakes is moving full steam ahead
At a conference last week, I heard a speaker talk about transformation. One of her many points was the distinction between certain words we use...
November 5, 2017 - 8:00am
October 7, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Proud to publish real news all the time
It seems the last quarter of 2017 marks several milestones for me. I recently celebrated 25 years of marriage, followed by 25 years of living...
October 7, 2017 - 9:00am
September 8, 2017
Vogt's Notes: 'Back to school' means something different to each of us
Tuesday, Sept. 5, marked the first day of school for most area students. Over the Labor Day weekend, I discovered what different people of different...
September 8, 2017 - 5:00am
August 16, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Imagine a day without local news
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...
August 16, 2017 - 3:00pm
August 5, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Get outside and enjoy summer in the lakes area
"Summer is over." How many times have you heard this phrase? I have heard it all summer - starting in June! Following are two examples from emails I received just this week. One read: "What a beautiful summer day! It's hard to believe it's almost over!!" The other said: "Summer is...
August 5, 2017 - 4:00am
July 17, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Give thanks (not rants) for those who work hard for others to have fun
It's definitely festival season in the lakes area. From the thousands of people who filled area towns for Fourth of July festivities, to this...
July 17, 2017 - 5:00am