Calendar: June 25-July 4, 2020

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  • 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


  • 25: Miss Pequot Lakes Scholarship Pageant, private event, Breezy Point Resort
  • 26-27: Pequot Lakes Eagles 4-H Club garage sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake Shore
  • 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



  • 3-5: “Independent” Freedom Days, Nisswa businesses (no parade)
  • 3-4: Pequot Lakes Stars & Stripes Days: fireworks, dusk July 3; craft show and activities, July 4 (no parade); Bands in the Park, Rockin’ Bakken (tribute to Sinatra), 3-5 p.m. July 4
  • 3-4: Pequot Lakes Library book sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., library
  • 3-4: Lakes Area Artists Fine Art Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Live Well at the Journey Church, downtown Nisswa
  • 4-5: Firecracker Run, Nisswa
  • 4: Celebrate America Crosslake fireworks, dusk, over Sand Island
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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