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September 22, 2018
Vogt's Notes: We welcome letters, but watch your word count
September 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
September 10, 2018
Vogt's Notes: I think I'm ready to become a snowbird
September 10, 2018 - 8:00am
August 13, 2018
This is our annual customer appreciation open house. We'll serve you complimentary hot dogs, chips and beverage. All you have to do is show up! We'd love to chat with you and find out what you love about the Echo Journal and what you think we could do better. Or just come to meet us.
Vogt's Notes: Celebrate summer with us at an old-fashioned picnic Aug. 15
August 13, 2018 - 10:00am
July 29, 2018
I've been reflecting on family - and the extreme importance of family - after attending two family reunions two weekends in a row this month. Photo Illustration
Vogt's Notes: Life's journey begins and ends with family
July 29, 2018 - 6:00am
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