E-Paper Highlights: July 15-21, 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 Monday, July 19, 2021 Nation Plus section of the PineandLakes Echo Journal digital edition.

Be sure to activate your online access that is free as part of your print subscription by visiting Here are highlights of what was published in the Echo Journal e-papers online every day in the past week. Each e-paper is seven to nine pages of world, national, state, business, entertainment and sports news:

  • Thursday, July 15: U.S. Senate Democrats roll out a bill to legalize weed. COVID-19 cluster at Olympic hotel as cases surge. Baseball All-Star game welcomed after year-long hiatus.

  • Friday, July 16: Experts explain why prices for groceries, gas and used cars are going up. Tax credits are a giant step to fight child poverty. Interest in off-roading, boating explodes during the pandemic.

  • Saturday, July 17: Delta variant is now the most dominant strain worldwide as COVID-19 cases are up 70% over the past week. Google wants workers back. Paint color mistakes to avoid.

  • Sunday, July 18: Oregon wildfire blazes ahead against an army of firefighters.Secrets of the to-be-read pile of books. Despite drought, experts expect a strong pheasant season.

  • Monday, July 19: Nationals, Padres recall shooting near stadium. Texas aims to limit LGBTQ rights. Businesses struggle to find T-shirts, hats amid shortage.

  • Tuesday, July 20: Canada to admit vaccinated American tourists. Tips offered to help workers heading back to the office after working from home during the pandemic to readjust. Billionaire Bezos isn’t nervous about inaugural space flight.

  • Wednesday, July 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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