E-Paper: What you may have missed Dec. 24-30, 2020

Highlights of the past week in the Echo Journal e-paper

Screen shot detail from the front page of the Tuesday, Dec. 29 Nation Plus section of the Echo Journal.

Make it your New Year’s resolution to subscribe to the Echo Journal and read news online every day of the week.

Here are highlights of what was published in the Echo Journal e-papers online every day in the past week. Each e-paper is seven to nine pages of world, national, state, business, entertainment and sports news:

  • Thursday, Dec. 24: U.S. faces risk of government shutdown; two bowl games - Cotton Bowl and Rose Bowl - in a pandemic; New York considering limited fans for Bills’ playoff game; 12 of the best songs of 2020.

  • Friday, Dec. 25: Coronavirus aid at risk as lawmakers block Trump changes; pope leads low-key Christmas Eve Mass; Fauci says herd immunity could require 90% to get vaccine.

  • Saturday, Dec. 26: Three suffer minor injuries in Nashville explosion; pope calls on nations to share vaccines in his Christmas address; Canadian hockey teams will play in home venues.

  • Sunday, Dec. 27: Benefits lapse for millions as Trump fails to approve stimulus; billions of dollars spent on fighting California wildfires, but little on prevention; Great Lakes advocates hope Biden will take on climate change; study says masks are no more confusing to children than sunglasses.

  • Monday, Dec. 28: Nashville blast suspect died in explosion, police say; Girl Scouts accuse Boy Scouts of poaching their members; Fauci believes the worst of the pandemic could be ahead.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 29: Authorities search for motive in Nashville blast; vaccines effective against new strings, White House czar says; “Cobra Kai” gets early New Year’s Day release.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 30: Find this week’s Echo Journal pages, along with extra pages of state, national, world, sports, business and entertainment news.

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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