E-PaperHighlights: March 11-17, 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 Fri., March 12, 2021 Nation Plus section of the digital PineandLakes Echo Journal.

Check out your e-paper! Subscribers, here’s just a tiny taste of what was published in our e-papers online every day in the past week. Visit to connect your print and digital accounts. Each e-paper is seven to nine pages of world, national, state, sports, business and entertainment news:

  • Thursday, March 11: Texas ends pandemic masks, occupancy restrictions. Surge in mortgage rates threatens to slow U.S. housing rally. “Long Weekend:” How heartache inspired a movie filled with hope.

  • Friday, March 12: U.S. House passes two gun control bills. Poland to ban gays from adopting, even as single parents. Duke ends its season due to positive COVID-19 test.

  • Saturday, March 13: A look back at a year of COVID-19: What we knew, what we know and what we expect. States seek curbs on transgender girls in sports.

  • Sunday, March 14: Everybody will pay for the weather crisis in Texas. How teachers turned away from Dr. Seuss. Kamala Harris’s husband breaks new ground as the first second husband.

  • Monday, March 15: Democrats push to make aid to the poor permanent. Fauci says vaccine hesitancy among GOP poses a big risk. Dangerous winter storm pummels western U.S. Trial data on new Alzheimer’s drug shows promise. Saints quarterback Drew Brees retires from NFL.

  • Tuesday, March 16: Legislators want to rename highway after Prince. The return of March Madness is a welcome relief. Vatican says church cannot bless same-sex marriages. Oscar nominations and Grammy Awards winners announced.

  • Wednesday, March 17: 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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