Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Pine River American Legion


I would like to say thank you to the Pine River American Legion for the Memorial Day services they had. I attended the one at the dam, where our right to assemble was not dictated by others.

When some of the surrounding area stepped back, Pine River stepped up. I felt like I was still in the America I grew up in, not an ER with masks and gloves everywhere. Thanks to the speaker and the color guard.

God bless America and all that attended.

Joel Erickson,

Pine River

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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