• 22: Pequot Lakes High School graduation, 5:45 p.m. parade, 6:45 p.m. mobile/livestream event at the school
  • 24: Memorial Day service: 10 a.m., Crosslake Lutheran Church, Outdoor Worship Center
  • 25: Memorial Day services: Pine River Dam, 9 a.m.; Pine Ridge Cemetery; Swanburg Cemetery, 11:30 a.m.
  • 26: Evening in Tuscany Curbside, spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Faith in Action for Cass County, 4:30-6 p.m., curbside at Union Church Fellowship Hall, Hackensack
  • 29: Pine River Market Square, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Pine River Chamber Information Center
  • 29: Pine River-Backus High School graduation, 7 p.m., drive-in event at the school
  • 29: Crosslake Community School graduation, 7 p.m., Facebook Live event


Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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