E-Paper Highlights: Echo Journal e-edition news from Dec. 23-29, 2021

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

Thumbnails of 6 of the daily Nation Plus section digital e-editions available with a PineandLakes Echo Journal subscription.

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. 23: Large holiday gatherings aren’t safe even if boosted, Dr. Anthony Fauci says. COVID-19 drives halt to Minnesota’s population growth. Telecom industries report progress over 5G safety talks.

  • Friday, Dec. 24: Overwhelmed Midwest hospitals prepare for the worst with the omicron variant. Movie review: “A Journal from Jordan” romance is sweet but stiff. As National Hockey League players reel over not being able to compete in Winter Olympics, countries begin hectic work of building rosters.

  • Saturday, Dec. 25: Thousands of flights scrapped globally as omicron variant mars Christmas weekend. More private rocket companies are set to launch in 2022. Tips on how to really clean your home.

  • Sunday, Dec. 26: Airlines scrap 900 Christmas Day flights after omicron variant sidelines pilots, crew members. The 15 best nonfiction books of 2021. Peace for a day: How soccer brought a brief truce to World War I on Christmas Day 1914.

  • Monday, Dec. 27: Another 1,000 Christmas flights are canceled. Many young adults are long-haul COVID-19 patients. NFL roundup of weekend football games.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 28: Centers for Disease Control cuts isolation time for asymptomatic COVID-19 cases to five days. Read the biggest entertainment stories of 2021. Electric and gas rates set to rise across Minnesota.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 29: 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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