E-Paper Highlights: April 15-20, 2021

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

Detail from the cover of the Sunday, April 11, 2021 Nation Plus section of the digital PineandLakes Echo Journal e-edition.

Subscribers, be sure to activate your online access that is free as part of your print subscription. Visit to keep up on news that happens between print editions. Here are highlights of what was published in the Echo Journal e-papers online every day in the past week.

  • Thursday, April 8: CDC says UK COVID-19 variant is now the most common strain in the U.S. Evergreen Westwood eyes Masters history at age 47. Stillwater 10-year-old takes family minivan to buy Cheerios.

  • Friday, April 9: Biden announces steps to limit “ghost guns,” plans to tackle assault weapons. Ex-NFL player fatally shoots doctor, four others. How will Braves handle “tomahawk chop” as fans return?

  • Saturday, April 10: Biden forms panel to study Supreme Court changes. Hip-hop icon DMX dies at age 50. Why opt-outs are this NFL draft’s biggest unknown.

  • Sunday, April 11: Prince Charles pays tribute to “My Dear Papa” Philip. With a drop in common viruses, will masks remain forever? Essential Ernest Hemingway reading.

  • Monday, April 12: As U.S. Senate returns, divisive bills are again piling up. “Still Crazy” book reviewed and called an inspirational leap of faith. The best tools and essentials to get you planting this spring.

  • Tuesday, April 13: Biden calls for probe into Minnesota police shooting. One killed, police officer hurt in shooting at Tennessee high school. “Godzilla vs Kong” smashes pandemic record.

  • Wednesday, April 14: 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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