Calendar: Sept. 24-Oct. 3, 2020



  • Thursdays: Nisswa Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Nisswa American Legion parking lot
  • Saturdays: Farmers market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ideal Greet Market, Ideal Corners


  • 24-26: Crosslake Days events
  • 25: Faith in Action Fall Booya Curbside Pickup, 4:30-6 p.m., Union Church, Hackensack
  • 25: BBQ dinner, 5 and 6:30 p.m., The Center, Brainerd
  • 26: Crosslake Ideal Lions Club flea market, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Crosslake Town Square
  • 26: Pine River Fall Festival
  • 27: Pine River-Backus Booster Club bean bag tournament, 1 p.m., Bites Grill & Bar, Pine River


  • 1: Nisswa Chamber’s Pretty Good Golf Tournament
  • 3: Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center: Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience, 2 p.m., south lawn of Central Lakes College Brainerd campus (250-person limit)
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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