Nisswa council to meet Friday to address mayor/police incident


The Nisswa City Council will hold a special city council meeting at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at city hall to address the public regarding the incident between Mayor Fred Heidmann and two police officers on Saturday, Aug. 29.

Comments for the city council can be sent to . The council meeting will be open to the public and will also be livestreamed on YouTube at “City of Nisswa, MN."

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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