What's been in our e-edition: Dec. 3-9, 2020

Visit to find state, national and world news that happens between print editions.

Detail from the front page of the Friday, Dec. 4 Nation Plus bonus news edition - free with a PineandLakes Echo Journal News subscription.

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

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

  • Thursday, Dec. 3: UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine; CDC shortens quarantine guidance; tech trends accelerated by COVID-19 are likely here to stay.

  • Friday, Dec. 4: Tiger nearly rips off volunteer’s arm at Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Reserve; Supreme Court sides with challenge to religious service curbs; Warner Bros. goes all in on streaming.

  • Saturday, Dec. 5: COVID-19 relief talks gain momentum; holiday surge tests UPS network; LeBron James’ contract a step toward Lakers’ history.

  • Sunday, Dec. 6: Push to preserve pandemic voting changes; best books to read or give this holiday season; CDC warns Americans against travel to Mexico.

  • Monday, Dec. 7: Jupiter and Saturn will create a Christmas Star; Trump’s Georgia supporters consider skipping election; Minneapolis man fuels craze for quarantine toy.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 8: Universal buys Bob Dylan’s back pages; people are stealing spruce tops in Minnesota; COVID-19 passes heart disease as leading killer in United States.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 9: 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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