Calendar: Aug. 22-29, 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



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

22: Music in the Park: Cassie and the Bobs (Patsy Cline review), 6-8 p.m., Crosslake Town Square

22: Bands in the Park: Norman’s Bait & Tackle Choir Band, 7-9 p.m., Trailside Park, Pequot Lakes

29: Music in the Park: Doug Nash Allen (Johnny Cash/Neil Diamond), 6-8 p.m., Crosslake Town Square

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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