Reminders: Aug. 5-8, 2020


Blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Pequot Lakes American Legion. Schedule an appointment at or call Ken Meyer at 218-568-5414.

Quilt auction

The Camp Knutson Quilt Auction fundraiser is taking place virtually with online bidding that opened at noon Friday, July 31, and live auction streaming starting at noon Saturday, Aug. 8. Register at or call 218-543-4232 to receive instructions to join the online auction.

Preview quilts in person through Friday, Aug. 7, by appointment; contact Cindy at 612-723-0342 or .

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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