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 By Randy Olson    Sports    October 25, 2018

Senior Night for the Jaguar volleyball team

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars volleyball team held Senior Night and recognized the four seniors who have led the team to their best regular season since the 2012 season, when they took a 22-7 re...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    October 18, 2018

She nails it again!

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa sophomore choir sensation Paige Benson did it again! Prior to the Monday, October 22 varsity volleyball match, Benson pulled off another spectacular A Capella performance of...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    April 19, 2018

Narrowing the field

While the process still has a ways to go, the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school board made a big step towards selecting a new superintendent at a special work session meeting on Tuesday, April 24. After...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    April 12, 2018

Superintendent finalist schedule is released

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school board will interview superintendent candidate finalists on Tuesday, April 24 at the high school. Interviews will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the high school, and...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    April 5, 2018

How many cows makes a dairy farm viable?

Publisher's note: the newspaper will "clean this up" for full accuracy and will publish this - hopefully at its full length - in the April 12 issue. At the February 26, 2018 joint hearing of the Senate Agriculture, Rural Development and Housing...

 
 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    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 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    BBE    October 5, 2017

B-B-E Homecoming Powder Puff football

The Senior Class of 2018 won Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa's Powder Puff flag football game for Homecoming 2017 on Wednesday afternoon (September 27). The game was played with four, six-minute quarters....

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    October 5, 2017

(HD video) V.F.W. Color Guard at Homecoming

The Belgrade V.F.W. Color Guard presented the American Flag and the Minnesota Flag prior to the Homecoming football game at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Friday, Sept. 29. The scene before kickoff was...

 

OktoberFest at the Padua Pub

The Dave and Clara Rooney family hosted the 37th annual OktoberFest at the Padua Pub on Wednesday, October 4. Turnout ran strong throughout the four-hour long evening German Smorgasbord, with a...

 
 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...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    September 14, 2017

Severe storm wreaks havoc across Bonanza Valley

First of all, NO, part of the roof of the B-B-E elementary school is not missing! That is a wildly untrue rumor, probably among many other untrue rumors flying around. Here's the real story...a...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 14, 2017

Storm aftermath across the Bonanza Valley

With a lack of electricity closing school at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Wednesday, September 20, labor was plentiful throughout the Bonanza Valley and B-B-E areas to assist with the cleanup in the...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 7, 2017

Brooten Fire Department hog roast and raffle

The Brooten Fire Department Relief Association hog roast and 20-gun raffle is at the Brooten Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 23. The hog roast with all the fixings (free will donation) starts at 5 p.m....

 

Terrace Fall Festival and Fiddlers Jamboree

Sketchy weather across west central Minnesota held off for the entire afternoon during the 38th annual Terrace Fall Festival and Fiddlers Jamboree on Sunday, Sept. 24. While the forecast, combined...

 

Sedan Fire and Rescue pageant

Shown is a 40-minute video of the pageant held as a fundraiser for the Sedan Fire and Rescue crew on Friday, Aug. 18 during Sedan Daze. More coverage and photos will appear in the Aug. 24 issue of...

 

Fall Festival at Trinity Lutheran - Grove Lake

The Fall Festival is coming once again to Trinity Lutheran Church of Grove Lake, Sunday, Sept. 3 serving from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Featuring hot pork sandwiches, salad and dessert. Bake, produce and...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 17, 2017

West Lake Johanna to celebrate 150th

Organizers behind a special 150th anniversary day of celebration at West Lake Johanna Lutheran church invite friends and extended family to visit on Sunday, August 20 this summer. Worship service...

 

Sedan Fire Daze

Back by popular demand! The Sedan volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad invites everyone from across the area to attend the Sedan Fire Daze fundraising celebration on Friday, August 18 in Sedan....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 17, 2017

Rural Life Celebration hosted in rural Elrosa

The Catholic Charities 2017 Rural Life Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the Joe & Toni Borgerding family organic dairy farm in rural Belgrade. All are welcome to...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 17, 2017

(HD video) Street dance helps kick off August Fest

Shown is video from the Belgrade August Fest street dance featuring "The Hit List" band. Over 650 were served at the Belgrade Firemen's chicken dinner earlier in the evening, and most of those same gu...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 17, 2017

Belgrade Royal Ambassador crowns new royalty

Belgrade has new young ladies to represent the town over the next year after new royalty was crowned at the Belgrade Royal Ambassador program on Saturday (Aug. 12) of August Fest. The program was held...

 

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