Political endorsement letters

Policies to follow when writing endorsement letters to the Echo Journal.


• Letters endorsing candidates for the Nov. 3 general election are limited to 150 words or less.

• Letter writers may submit one endorsement letter per candidate.

• Noon Monday, Oct. 19, is the last day endorsement letters will be published.

• Send letters to Nancy Vogt at or to Pineandlakes Echo Journal, P.O. Box 974, Brainerd, MN 56401.

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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