E-Paper Highlights: April 1-7, 2021

Take a look at just some of what was on the Echo Journal's e-paper pages in the last week.

Cover detail from the Sat., April 3, 2021 Nation Plus section of the Pine and Lake Echo Journal e-edition.

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.

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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