E-Paper Highlights: See some of the news from Echo Journal e-paper pages on Dec. 2-8, 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. 2: The United States reports its first omicron case of a fully vaccinated traveler from California. Economy is gaining steam, but shortages persist. Congress scrambles to avoid a government shutdown.

  • Friday, Dec. 3: Higher mortgage rates are forecast going into December. The United States steps up the fight against omicron as the variant marches across the globe. Here’s how to tell the difference between a cold, flu and COVID-19.

  • Saturday, Dec. 4: People who decorate for the holidays appear friendlier, study finds. Michigan teenager’s parents are charged with involuntary manslaughter. Mandates will disrupt the supply chain. Movie review: “West Side Story” is magic.

  • Sunday, Dec. 5: Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect plead not guilty. CNN fires anchor Chris Cuomo over his role to help his brother, ex-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in sex scandal. Europe cracks down on the unvaccinated. Best books of 2021.

  • Monday, Dec. 6: Longtime U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate Bob Dole dies at age 98. Switch up your holiday gift-giving. Cash in on your old clothes.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 7: U.S. officials to boycott Beijing Olympics over rights “atrocities.” New York City expands COVID-19 vaccine mandates for children and the private sector. Global oil CEOs stress the need for more oil.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 8: 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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