Calendar: Aug. 12-22, 2020



  • Wednesdays: Turtle Trek Scavenger Hunt, 2 p.m., downtown Nisswa
  • Thursdays: Nisswa Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Nisswa American Legion parking lot
  • Fridays: Pine River Market Square farmers market, 2:30-5:30 p.m., chamber information center
  • Saturdays: Farmers market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ideal Greet Market, Ideal Corners


  • 12: Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Golf Classic, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., The Pines at Grand View Lodge
  • 12: Lakes Area Music Festival: Requiem, 7:30 p.m., Facebook Live
  • 15: Crosslake Ideal Lions Club flea market, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Crosslake Town Square
  • 15: Music in the Park: Fathom Lane (original country, rock), 6-8 p.m., Crosslake Town Square
  • 15: Bands in the Park: Big Sweet Life (‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s), 7-9 p.m., Trailside Park, Pequot Lakes
  • 22: Catch the Cash no-touch fundraiser for Backus Lions Club, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Backus American Legion parking lot
  • 22: Whitefish Chain Yacht Club summer boat parade, 2 p.m., Trout, Whitefish, Rush and Cross lakes
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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