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Vogt's Notes

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
June 30, 2017
I have dubbed this a "Summer of FUN." I have that phrase written on a dry erase marker board on my refrigerator with "FUN" in all capital bubble letters, so you know I'm serious. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Vogt's Notes: Celebrate a summer of FUN
June 30, 2017 - 9:00am
June 1, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Another season of graduations is upon us
June 1, 2017 - 7:00am
May 12, 2017
Amazingly, my husband and I actually work quite well together on home improvement projects, especially painting. He's the patient painter who uses a little brush to cut in up on the ceiling, down at the trim and where walls meet. I'm the impatient one who welcomes a big roller to take on the rest of the wall, where I don't have to be really careful. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Vogt's Notes: Spring cleaning taken up a notch or two (or more)
May 12, 2017 - 8:00am
March 19, 2017
I came away from her funeral with four booklets - one each for my husband, me, my dad and my mom. They're from the funeral home and are called "Putting My House In Order." They guide you through pre-arrangements and personal affairs so family members have the information after you die. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Vogt's Notes: A conflicted time of life
March 19, 2017 - 6:30am
February 16, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Perform a random act of kindness today
February 16, 2017 - 3:41pm
January 22, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Live your dreams, and be prepared for them to change
January 22, 2017 - 10:15am
November 23, 2016
Vogt's Notes: Reviewing rules of road is always a smart move
November 23, 2016 - 3:04pm
May 11, 2016
Vogt's Notes: Always be aware of distracted driving - Not just during enforcement campaigns
May 11, 2016 - 10:46am
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