E-Paper Highlights: April 15-21, 2021

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

Detail from Nation Plus section of the April 15, 2021 PineandLakes Echo Journal digital e-edition.

Subscribers, here’s just a taste of what was published in our e-papers online in the past week. Visit to connect your print and digital accounts to get seven to nine pages of world, national, state, sports, business and entertainment news every day:

  • Thursday, April 15: Biden to begin U.S. exit from Afghanistan May 1. Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in limbo. Startup wants to keep bananas and avocados fresher longer.

  • Friday, April 16: U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia for interfering with election and hacking. U.S. preparing for one-year COVID-19 booster shots. Residents rattled near Brooklyn Center unrest.

  • Saturday, April 17: Five years after Prince’s death, how the Purple One lives on. Japanese prime minister visits for Biden’s first White House summit. Biden calls U.S. gun deaths a “national embarrassment.”

  • Sunday, April 18: Pandemic provides city vs. state conflicts. Royal family bids farewell to Prince Philip at an intimate funeral. Aggressive logging in Minnesota bluff country threatens wildlife.

  • Monday, April 19: Fauci says U.S. is unlikely to “just cancel” Johnson & Johnson shots. Is climate change affecting our decision-making abilities? NBA bracing for impact of Derek Chauvin verdict.

  • Tuesday, April 20: Biden “prepared to compromise” on infrastructure. Diaz-Canel is named Cuba’s next Communist Party chief. Hosts, performances shine at Academy of Country Music Awards.

  • Wednesday, April 21: 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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