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Nancy Vogt


Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, covering eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake. She reports on Pequot Lakes, Nisswa, Lake Shore and Crosslake city council meetings, but with a small staff, reporters overlap and can all be found in and out of the communities the Echo Journal reports on.

She also writes a personal column called Vogt's Notes where you can learn more about her daily life adventures (She likes to think people can relate to what she writes about). She also writes educational columns where you can learn more about the ever-changing world of newspapers in this digital age.

She's been a journalist for nearly 35 years, graduating in December 1987 from what was then called Moorhead State University with a degree in print journalism. (Yep, that dates her! No such thing as "multimedia journalist" back then - just print, broadcast or public relations.)

She started her career as a reporter and then copy editor/page designer for the Owatonna People's Press (where she met her husband) before joining the Brainerd Dispatch in 1992 as a reporter, then a copy editor and page designer.

She became editor of the Lake Country Echo in Pequot Lakes in July 2006. That newspaper merged with the Pine River Journal in 2013 to become the Echo Journal (with no city in our name - that causes confusion!).

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 (be sure to leave a message).

Tina Foster "drove like a maniac" to get to the chamber event, thinking her friend would win the honor
Priest at Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Pine River churches is moving to Aitkin, McGregor, McGrath churches
Chances are there aren't many people in your circle who don't play this New York Times online puzzle every day.
Special meeting pay approved on a 3-2 vote with two council members opposed
Council ditches assessments, raises connection fees
Council hears update on splashpad fundraising efforts
Residents speak in favor of keeping site at fire hall and not moving it out of downtown area
Vote came days after the council heard from angry business owners who cited lack of notice about the project's timeline, road closures and lack of assessment information for project that starts May 16
He emceed the pageant for 13 years.