E-Paper Highlights: Oct. 7-13, 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 PineandLake Echo Journal subscription.

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 in the past week. Each e-paper is seven to nine pages of world, national, state, business, entertainment and sports news:

  • Thursday, Oct. 7: St. Paul to introduce some of the strictest tobacco rules in the nation. People convicted of felonies find employers open to hiring them. The film “Mass” is a powerful directorial debut about parents confronting tragedy.

  • Friday, Oct. 8: Historic default averted when U.S. Senate approves temporary lift to debt ceiling. Hollywood crew workers are poised to strike. Eighteen former NBA players are charged in a fraud scheme.

  • Saturday, Oct. 9: Centers for Disease Control advisers to review Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters this month. Cary Fukunaga brings James Bond into a new era. Years later, Eli Manning talks about the 2004 draft-day trade.

  • Sunday, Oct. 10: Crisis in Afghanistan called “really dire” as the world is urged to send aid to avert economic and refugee crisis. Can major sports leagues reverse the exodus of younger viewers? Study links amyloid beta and serotonin to predicting late-life depression.

  • Monday, Oct. 11: A Georgia police officer is killed on his first shift at age 26. Are wildlife species evolving faster because of climate change? Roller skating is popular again.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 12: U.S. holds first meeting with Taliban since group retook power. Alaska snow crab harvest slashed by nearly 90%. “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” stars share how the new movie expands the franchise’s legacy.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 13: 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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