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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Weather Alert: Closings and cancellations
Cass County Board: Health, Human and Veterans Services to gain additional social worker
Cass County Board: County joins One Watershed One Plan project
Ideal Green Market Co-op receives grant for activities
Crow Wing County plans to buy land next to historic fire tower
Girls Basketball: Tiger girls win two
Boys Basketball: Tigers win 3, improve to 18-4. Raph, Hirschey both get 1,000th point
Athletics: Pequot spring sports meeting scheduled
PL 7th-graders take Mid-State crown
Wick takes 1st, 3rd in Duluth
Charles F. Zwisler Jr.
Marjory Ann Carlson
Joel Brian Carlson
Charles "Chuck" William Halstead
Chef's Hat: For a fast, easy, healthy dish, try salmon
Women can reduce risk of heart disease with diet, exercise
3 things for better health - Feb. 18
Jake Haapajoki took his own life as a teen. But his 'Smiles' live on.
Faith: God shows how much He loves us
From the Lefthand Corner: We truly are surrounded by good in Echoland
The Cracker Barrel: A sense of wonder
Mayor's Notebook: Participate in changing Breezy Point for the better
Grim's Tales: Unexpected challenge of living alone
Guest Opinion: Proposed paid and sick leave legislation is wrong for Minnesota
letters to the editor
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY
Births: Jan. 15, 2019
Dayne Fox- Jennah Fox
Open House For Cecil Kottschade
Weather Alert: Closings and cancellations
Vogt's Notes: Drop me a line about what makes your fish house special
A friend just shared that his new, custom-built fish house will boast an electric fireplace, electric queen size bunk over the dinette and spray...
January 20, 2018 - 10:00am
January 9, 2018
Pequot Lakes eighth-graders learn firsthand about careers
Pequot Lakes eighth-graders had the chance to learn about a variety of careers firsthand when area volunteers from different professions participated...
January 9, 2018 - 5:00am
December 29, 2017
Vogt's Notes: We are surrounded by stellar people
There are so many people in the lakes area who qualify for a citizen of the year title. No one thinks he or she deserves it, and that's part of what makes it so fun to surprise people with the honor. They always say there are other people more deserving. The most recent residents...
December 29, 2017 - 7:30am
December 2, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Remember your hometown merchants this holiday season
We made it through Black Friday, or the new-age version of Black Friday where sales begin long before the Friday after Thanksgiving. Hopefully...
December 2, 2017 - 10:00am
November 5, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Pequot Lakes is moving full steam ahead
At a conference last week, I heard a speaker talk about transformation. One of her many points was the distinction between certain words we use...
November 5, 2017 - 8:00am
October 7, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Proud to publish real news all the time
It seems the last quarter of 2017 marks several milestones for me. I recently celebrated 25 years of marriage, followed by 25 years of living...
October 7, 2017 - 9:00am
September 8, 2017
Vogt's Notes: 'Back to school' means something different to each of us
Tuesday, Sept. 5, marked the first day of school for most area students. Over the Labor Day weekend, I discovered what different people of different...
September 8, 2017 - 5:00am
August 16, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Imagine a day without local news
I'm assuming our newspaper front page caught your attention this week. Let me explain why we joined more than 200 other newspapers across the...
August 16, 2017 - 3:00pm
August 5, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Get outside and enjoy summer in the lakes area
"Summer is over." How many times have you heard this phrase? I have heard it all summer - starting in June! Following are two examples from emails I received just this week. One read: "What a beautiful summer day! It's hard to believe it's almost over!!" The other said: "Summer is...
August 5, 2017 - 4:00am
July 17, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Give thanks (not rants) for those who work hard for others to have fun
It's definitely festival season in the lakes area. From the thousands of people who filled area towns for Fourth of July festivities, to this...
July 17, 2017 - 5:00am
June 30, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Celebrate a summer of FUN
I have dubbed this a "Summer of FUN." I have that phrase written on a dry erase marker board on my refrigerator with "FUN" in all capital bubble...
June 30, 2017 - 9:00am
June 1, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Another season of graduations is upon us
I walked into Nisswa Elementary School just as the fourth-grade class of 2017 was filing into the gym to "Pomp and Circumstance." Some students were giddy with excitement, others looked nervous, and all wore class T-shirts and graduation caps. As happens every time I attend this ceremony,...
June 1, 2017 - 7:00am
March 19, 2017
Vogt's Notes: A conflicted time of life
We're all living the "stages" of life. Depending on our age, some of us have lived through more stages than others. For my generation, the "wedding...
March 19, 2017 - 6:30am
February 16, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Perform a random act of kindness today
It wasn't a huge gesture. It didn't take much thought on my part. It wasn't difficult, and it didn't take any time. As I walked into Pequot Lakes Supervalu one day, I passed a shopper in a handicapped parking spot putting her groceries into the car. "Would you like me to take your...
February 16, 2017 - 3:41pm
January 22, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Live your dreams, and be prepared for them to change
We all have dreams and ambitions. For me, my life goals became clear around my junior year of college. Then life happened and those hardline goals I was working toward started twisting and turning and going in directions I never imagined. For some, life plays out exactly as planned....
January 22, 2017 - 10:15am