E-Paper Highlights: Dec. 30, 2021-Jan. 5, 2022, headlines on Echo Journal e-pages

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

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

  • Thursday, Dec. 30: Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty. Actress talks about her “life-changing” role in “West Side Story.” COVID-19 testing surged in days before holiday in Minnesota.

  • Friday, Dec. 31: Wind-driven grass fires prompt evacuation of two Denver area towns. COVID-19 hospitalizations surge among U.S. children. Avoid cruise travel as omicron cases surge, Centers for Disease Control says. Juror: Kim Potter made a mistake but was still responsible.

  • Saturday, Jan. 1: Legendary screen icon Betty White dies just shy of her 100th birthday. Tips to declutter after the holidays. South Africa reports omicron wave has crested with no surge in deaths. Ten home trends to look for in 2022.

  • Sunday, Jan. 2: Omicron variant dampens New Year’s celebrations. Nearly 1,000 structures are confirmed lost in Marshall fire in Colorado. Lodging options at three top Minnesota ski resorts checked out. John Robinson remembers his lifelong friend John Madden.

  • Monday, Jan. 3: Two still missing after Colorado wildfire. U.S. flight headaches continue. Pause on student loan payments to end soon. NFL roundup of weekend football games.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 4: Minnesota schools reopen, brace for COVID-19 surge. Booster for teens approved. Recapping the highs and lows of one of the wildest college bowl seasons in memory.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 5: Find this week’s Echo Journal pages, along with extra pages of state, national, world, sports, business and entertainment news.

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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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