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 By Randy Olson    Business    May 19, 2022

Continued progress for Jenniges Meat Processing proposal

During the week of May 9 to May 12, progress was made in a big way for the proposed Jenniges Meat Processing plant on the west side of Brooten. This new plant, which will also include a significant...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    May 12, 2022 

B-B-E zip codes post a 3 for the third straight week

In the May 12 zip code report released by the Minnesota Department of Health, the Belgrade, Brooten and Elrosa zip code areas (56312, 56316 and 56325) posted a three for new COVID-19 cases over a one-...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    May 12, 2022 

Come to Sunburg THIS Sunday! Syttende Mai celebration all day (VIDEO)

Everyone is invited to the friendly town of Sunburg this coming Sunday, May 15 for the annual Syttende Mai celebration. The full schedule of events has been published in the April 28 and May 5 issues...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    May 12, 2022 

B-B-E elementary spring concert celebrates history of Rock N' Roll (VIDEO)

Students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa elementary school performed their spring music concert on Wednesday, May 4 in front of a packed house in the school...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    May 12, 2022 

When you can't even trust the fish or chickens...(VIDEO)

Meanwhile, in a country with some of the craziest humans to have ever lived on earth, known more commonly as China...they have to swab the rear ends of fish (as well as their mouths) just to see if they're "safe" from the black plague, or what we...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    May 12, 2022 

And then there's this lady...(VIDEO)

Don't criticize the woman in this video. She CLEARLY knows a great deal about SCIENCE. "Trust the science!" they say. Oh, boy. God help us. I think society is in trouble....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    May 12, 2022 

Brooten spared from severe storm damage (VIDEO)

On the evening of Thursday, May 12, a significant thunderstorm, wind storm and rain storm passed over the Bonanza Valley area with brute force. In some areas, tornado-like activity was reported near...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    May 5, 2022

New Zealand is ran by some of the dumbest people on earth

"Feel free to keep your mask on" she says - it just makes her feel better in front of the cameras. This video features New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, one of the most vile creatures on earth. She is especially bad news. To get a glimpse...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    May 5, 2022

God Squad Sunday worship performance (VIDEO)

Below is video from the Trinity / West Lake Johanna Lutheran Parish God Squad children singing at Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 1. Additional coverage was published in the May 5 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    May 5, 2022

Deja vu: B-B-E zip codes post a 3 for second straight week

In the May 5 zip code report released by the Minnesota Department of Health, the Belgrade, Brooten and Elrosa zip code areas (56312, 56316 and 56325) posted a three for new COVID-19 cases over a...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    May 5, 2022

Come to Sunburg on May 15! Syttende Mai celebration all day (VIDEO)

Everyone is invited to the friendly town of Sunburg on Sunday, May 15 for the annual Syttende Mai celebration. The full schedule of events has been published in the April 28 and May 5 issues of the...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    May 5, 2022

When you have ZERO self-awareness (VIDEO)

Sometimes you just can't write fiction that matches reality in our world. We have some sick, sick leaders in Washington, D.C. Do these people even listen to themselves after they've spoken? Crazy....

 
 By Randy Olson    Business    May 5, 2022

Job Fair at Glacial Ridge Health System in Glenwood

Anyone interested in working in a health care setting is invited to the upcoming job fair at Glacial Ridge Health System, which operates health care facilities in Starbuck, Glenwood and Brooten. The...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    April 28, 2022

Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Association to celebrate Syttende Mai

The Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Association invites everyone to their celebration of Syttende Mai, the Norwegian Constitution Day, on Friday, May 13 at First Lutheran church of Norway Lake. The...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 28, 2022

Belgrade Commercial Club to host Purse Bingo: get your tickets now! (VIDEO)

Come and kick off Mother's Day Weekend at Purse Bingo!!! Join the Belgrade Commercial Club on Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Belgrade VFW! Doors open at 6 p.m. The cost to play is $40.00. Please...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    April 28, 2022

OBITUARY: James (Jim) Nelson

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, James (Jim) DeWayne Nelson, formerly of Spicer, age 80, passed away unexpectedly on April 8, in Fort Myers, FL. He is preceded in death by...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 28, 2022

Brooten Easter egg hunt (VIDEO)

Below is a video clip from the Easter egg hunt in Brooten on Saturday, April 16, 2022. You can see the full Bonanza Valley Voice photo gallery from the event by clicking here (short link): https://bit.ly/3ONB3Wk....

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    April 28, 2022

Ag omnibus bills clear Minnesota's House and Senate

Both the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate have passed their omnibus agriculture bills, clearing a significant hurdle toward final passage. A conference committee is...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    April 28, 2022

Meme of the day!

The black-suit types in the top half represent the group known as ANTIFA. This needs no extra commentary beyond that....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 28, 2022

B-B-E zip codes post a 3 (up from 2 last week)

In the April 28 zip code report released by the Minnesota Department of Health, the Belgrade, Brooten and Elrosa zip code areas (56312, 56316 and 56325) posted a three for new COVID-19 cases over a...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    April 28, 2022

B-B-E Early Childhood celebration is this Saturday, May 7

Activities for children ages 0 to 6 and their families will take place this Saturday, May 7 at B-B-E elementary school in Brooten from 9 a.m. to noon. From 9 to 10 a.m., activities include a petting...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 21, 2022

Hallelujah Chorus at Norway Lake (VIDEO)

Here is video featuring the East Norway Lake Lutheran Church choir singing George Frideric Handel's Hallelujah Chorus last Sunday morning to conclude worship....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 21, 2022

Marvelous! Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Area Food Shelf March Campaign a huge success

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Area food shelf wishes to thank area congregations, businesses, organizations, and individuals for $20,368 plus 370 pounds of food donated during the 2022 March Campaign....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 21, 2022

City of Belgrade wins conciliation court judgement

The Belgrade city council learned at Monday's (April 18) meeting that the city recently won a judgement in conciliation court against former apartment tenants. This puts the tenants on the hook for...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    April 21, 2022

Meanwhile, in China...(OPINION)

In China, they do things that make it very difficult not to mock their country. In this video below, it gives an example of the lunacy of what they do in response to the most recent version of COVID-19 that we know in central Minnesota as...

 

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