Calendar: Oct. 1-11, 2020



  • Thursdays: Nisswa Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Nisswa American Legion parking lot


  • 1: Nisswa Chamber’s Pretty Good Golf Tournament
  • 3: Fishing to End Hunger, Gull Lake
  • 3: Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota: virtual fall fundraiser, “You Raise Me Up: A Friend ‘n’ Fundraiser,” 7 p.m., Facebook and YouTube
  • 10: Kids Touch A Truck event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nisswa Fire Hall
  • 10: Nisswa Fire Department BBQ Contest, 3:30 p.m., Nisswa Fire Hall
  • 10: Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center: George Maurer Quartet, 2 p.m., south lawn of Central Lakes College Brainerd campus (250-person limit)
  • 10: Heartland Symphony Orchestra fall concert: “One World in Music,” Charles D. Martin Auditorium, Little Falls
  • 11: Heartland Symphony Orchestra fall concert: “One World in Music,” Tornstrom Auditorium, Brainerd
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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