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Crosslake SoupFest winners: Manhattan's and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Byway

More than 600 ballots were cast Saturday, Feb. 7, in the SoupFest portion of Crosslake WinteFest festivities, with Manhattan's taking the Culinary Golden Ladle and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association winning the ...

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Amateur Golden Ladle winners: Carol Ottoson, Mary Plein, Toni Huber, Corrine Hodapp, Deb Griffith and Renee Hanson of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers/Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association.

More than 600 ballots were cast Saturday, Feb. 7, in the SoupFest portion of Crosslake WinteFest festivities, with Manhattan's taking the Culinary Golden Ladle and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association winning the Amateur Golden Ladle. Both are repeat champions from 2014.

Crosslake was bustling with hundreds of locals and visitors enjoying a full schedule of activities. With a variety of businesses offering entertainment, goods and services, WinterFest showcased Crosslake merchants and winter fun.

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 nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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