Calendar: March 11-23, 2021

A look at area events in the northern Brainerd lakes area



  • 11: Kitchigami Regional Library Author Talk: William Kent Krueger, 6 p.m., register on Facebook @KRLSLegacy or call a local KRLS library
  • 12-13: Crosslake St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans events: Yardi Pardi and Lucky Leprechaun Amazing Race
  • 13: 5 Loaves and 2 Fish Ministry food distribution, noon until gone, Pequot Lakes Middle School, Christ Community Church in Nisswa, Pine Mountain Gospel in Backus
  • 17: Pop-up pantry, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart Church, Crosslake
  • 18: The State of the ERA, 7 p.m., register at
  • 23: Ruby’s Pantry food distribution, 3-6 p.m., New Life Community Church, Pine River
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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