What you’ve missed in our e-edition: Dec. 17-23, 2020

Here are some highlights from the past week


Subscribers, have you activated your online access that is free as part of your print subscription? Visit to find local news that happens between print editions.

Here’s just a tiny taste of what was published in our seven- to nine-page e-papers online every day in the past week:

  • Thursday, Dec. 17: Dozens arrested in Minneapolis carjacking crackdown; MLB acknowledges Negro Leagues as major league; actress Renee Zellweger earns Grammy nomination.

  • Friday, Dec. 18: European leaders rush for tests after French leader tests positive for COVID-19; historic snowfalls of up to 45 inches blanket U.S. Northeast; Chicago Blackhawks vow commitment to team name.

  • Saturday, Dec. 19: Pence, U.S. lawmakers vaccinated; pharmacies predict vaccines will be available by appointment by spring; home trends to enhance your space for the season.

  • Sunday, Dec. 20: Traveling to Europe may resume sooner than you think; 20 best books of 2020; pediatricians want kids to be part of COVID-19 vaccine trials.

  • Monday, Dec. 21: Frontline essential workers, those 75 years and older may be next in line for COVID-19 vaccine; achieving a healthy lifestyle isn’t as difficult as you think; NHL schedule features 56 games.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 22: Congress approves $892 billion COVID-19 relief package; President-elect Biden gets vaccine; MnDOT sees blizzard of submissions for snowplow naming contest.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 23: 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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