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 By Randy Olson    News    February 1, 2018 

RDO Offutt Farms: Business of the Year

Members of the Brooten Commercial Club have named R.D. Offutt Company, Brooten Farm, as the 2017 Business of the Year. R.D. Offutt, known commonly as RDO or Offutt Farms, is entering its 54th year of...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 1, 2018 

Rural Belgrade farm house lost to fire

On Saturday, Jan. 27 at approximately 9 p.m., the Stearns County Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible building fire on County Road 13 north of Belgrade. The caller advised there was smoke...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 1, 2018 

Power pole hit in Belgrade

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 31, a power pole located right along Borgerding Avenue just north of Highway 55 on the east side of Belgrade was accidentally hit by a vehicle. It...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 1, 2018 

Prairie View to hold annual meeting

The Prairie View Community Golf Course in Brooten will host their annual business meeting and raffle on Saturday, February 17 at the KaDe Shack in Brooten. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. with the...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 1, 2018 

Valentine's week across the Bonanza Valley

Multiple businesses across the Bonanza Valley area are gearing up for Valentine's Day, a chance for the public to get treats, flowers or a nice meal for their significant other. • Jana Mae's Inc....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 1, 2018 

(Video) Tully's Ice Fishing Memorial tournament prizes

Here's video from the January 27 event on Norway Lake in rural New London....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    January 18, 2018

Belgrade Lions Family Fun Day coming

The Belgrade Lions invites people of all ages, especially families, to come to the 17th annual Family Fun Day at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa high school. This year they have over 150 prizes to give...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    January 11, 2018

Just For Kix holds winter dance show

The Belgrade Just For Kix held their winter dance show on Sunday, January 7 at the B-B-E elementary school. Photos from the show will be published in the January 11 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    January 11, 2018

City council agenda

Below is the agenda for the Monday, January 22 Brooten city council meeting, the second of two regular monthly meetings for January. Note: all times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed. The meeti...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 28, 2017

Christmas program at Brooten Community Church

The Brooten Community Church held a Christmas program featuring Sunday School students. Below is video from the program. Photos from the program will be published in the December 21 issue of the...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 28, 2017

(Video) Christmas caroling at Belgrade Nursing Home

Members of the Big Grove/Crow River/Grace Lutheran church parish sang Christmas carols at the Belgrade Nursing Home on Wednesday, December 20. Below is video from the group singing in the social hall...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 28, 2017

(Video) Crow River Lutheran Sunday School Christmas

Shown is video from the Sunday School Christmas program on December 17 at Crow River Lutheran church. Photos from the program were published in the Dec. 28 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 14, 2017

Local banks hosting Holiday open houses

The four banks of the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa area are all holding holiday open house celebrations just in time for the Christmas season this month. At the Bonanza Valley State Bank in Brooten, they...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 14, 2017

Grace Lutheran women hosting Christmas program

The women of Grace Lutheran Church in Belgrade invite everyone to their annual Christmas program on Wednesday, December 13 at 7 p.m. This year we will be having singer and musician Fred Walter. Fred...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 14, 2017

Lost cow near Brooten

News release at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14: On Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at approximately 10:33 a.m., the Stearns County Sheriff's Office received a report of a loose cow about five miles north of...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 7, 2017

Fire Departments battle, defeat grass fire

The Brooten Fire Department, with mutual aid assistance from the Belgrade Fire Department, battled and defeated a grass fire approximately two miles west of Brooten near the 22:00 hour on Wednesday,...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    November 2, 2017

Successful church auctions

Crow River and Big Grove Lutheran churches held WELCA (Ladies Aid) auctions on October 14 and October 20 and came away with glowing fundraising numbers. Read the full story in the October 26 issue of...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 26, 2017

Power outage in Brooten

A multi-block section on the western side of Brooten lost electricity on Saturday, October 21, after an overhead power line was clipped by farm equipment. At 4:45 p.m., a loud boom was heard in...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 26, 2017

Trinity Lutheran Sunday School

Sunday School kids at Trinity Lutheran church in Brooten performed special music at the regular worship service held on Sunday, November 5....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 19, 2017

B-B-E Jaycees Halloween party time change

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaycees is hosting a Halloween party for kids ages 0-10 on Saturday, October 28 at the B-B-E elementary school. The time will be from noon to 2 p.m., a change from the...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 12, 2017

Belgrade VFW steak fry and pork chop feed

(Feature photo) Belgrade V.F.W. member Jim Thoen was working hard on Saturday, October 7 with his fellow V.F.W. members serving up steak and pork chops to the hungry masses at the Belgrade V.F.W....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 12, 2017

Amanda Watkins and Cal Ecker concert!

Here's video from the October 7 concert at the Brooten Pavilion, a fundraiser for the Brooten Fire Department....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 12, 2017

Two-alarm fire claims rural Brooten home

While no loss of life has been reported, a two-alarm fire north of Brooten on Sunday, October 15 claimed a rural Brooten home. The fire call went out around 5 p.m., and both the Brooten and Elrosa...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 5, 2017

Belgrade Coop open house

The Belgrade Coop held an open house / customer appreciation dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Manager Jeff Koehler was pleased with terrific turnout for the event. (In the photo) Roger Oeltjenbruns, Gary...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 21, 2017

Brooten Fire Department dance underway

The Brooten Fire Department's Pavilion dance fundraiser is underway tonight (Saturday, October 7). Everyone is invited to come in and enjoy terrific country music performed by Amanda Watkins and Cal...

 

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