E-Paper Highlights: July 22-28, 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 Monday, July 26, 2021 Nation Plus section of the daily 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 22: U.S. life expectancy falls to lowest level in almost 20 years. Huge crowd descends to celebrate the Milwaukee Bucks’ NBA championship.

  • Friday, July 23: Uber, Lyft drivers strike. COVID-19 vaccinations are increasing in parts of the U.S. hit hard by delta variant. Senate bill would require women to register for the draft. NFL sets COVID-19 guidelines for the season.

  • Saturday, July 24: How should I protect my trees in summer? Major League Baseball to test device for catchers to call pitch. Photos from the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

  • Sunday, July 25: Republican hopefuls for 2024 flock to Iowa. Treating aging like a disease could be worth trillions. Disney World announces holiday plans, changes.

  • Monday, July 26: Fauci says nation moving in “wrong direction” on COVID-19. Are national parks disproportionately affected by climate change? Simone Biles off to a rough Tokyo start.

  • Tuesday, July 27: Delta variant called “fittest and fastest variant yet.” Wildfire smoke is more dangerous than you think. Zebra mussels have invaded more Minnesota lakes.

  • Wednesday, July 28: 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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