Calendar: June 18-27, 2020

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  • 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

  • Wednesdays: Turtle Trek Scavenger Hunt, 2 p.m., downtown Nisswa


  • 18: Brainerd Community Theatre: "A Long Trip," 7 p.m., online via Zoom
  • 19: Merchants and Friends Garage Sale, all day, Pequot Lakes businesses
  • 19: Golf with your Buddy Day, for Confidence Learning Center, Madden’s The Classic golf course
  • 20: Fishing for Camp Day, for Confidence Learning Center, Gull Lake
  • 20: Miss Pine River Scholarship Pageant, Pine River Assembly of God Church, immediate family only
  • 20: Bands in the Park: Daybreak (jazz, oldies, rock, country), 7-9 p.m., Trailside Park, Pequot Lakes

  • 25: Miss Pequot Lakes Scholarship Pageant, private event
  • 27: Majestic Pines Artisan and Crafters Market, Nisswa Pioneer Village
  • 27: Music in the Park: 6-8 p.m., Crosslake Town Square

  • 27: Bands in the Park: One Night Stand (rock, blues, jazz, gospel), 7-9 p.m., Trailside Park, Pequot 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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