Subscribers, be sure to activate your online access that is free as part of your print subscription. Visit to read seven to nine pages each day of world, national, state, business, entertainment and sports news. Here’s what you may have missed in the past week:

  • Thursday, April 1: Huge new sculpture lights up Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Congress embarks on battle over Biden infrastructure plan. Is COVID-19 killing cash? Ranking the Oscar best picture nominees from the past five years.

  • Friday, April 2: Mortgage rates are rising, but it’s nothing to worry about if you want a cheap loan. Minnesota Department of Health relaxes guidelines for gatherings in assisted living facilities.

  • Saturday, April 3: Police officer killed in vehicle attack on U.S. Capitol. CDC says vaccinated people can travel. The old-fashioned sitcom is still going strong. Atlanta stripped of All-Star Game over new voting law.

  • Sunday, April 4: Democratic governors urge Biden to lift tax deductions cap. Late author Beverly Cleary broke ground in writing relatable characters for children, including Ramona Quimby. Kansas coach Bill Self signs “lifetime” contract extension.

  • Monday, April 5: Twenty-foot wall of contaminant threatens Florida county. Five ways COVID-19 might reshape maternal health. Unbeaten Gonzaga battles Baylor for national championship.

  • Tuesday, April 6: Biden says there’s no evidence higher corporate taxes will drive companies abroad. Putin signs law that could keep him in Kremlin until 2036. U.S. Supreme Court brings end to Trump Twitter fight. The Masters is back, returning to its traditional date.

  • Wednesday, April 7: Find this week’s Echo Journal pages, along with extra pages of state, national, world, sports, business and entertainment news.

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