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 By Randy Olson    News    June 20, 2019

B-B-E Scouts Family Fun Day (VIDEO)

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts hosted a Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 1 at the Brooten city park. The turnout was terrific on a very sunny afternoon. Games, food and music were part of the festive atmosphere. Video from the...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 13, 2019 

BGCRG Lutheran parish V.B.S. program (VIDEO)

The church community of Big Grove/Crow River/Grace Lutheran parish held Vacation Bible School on June 2 to June 5 at Grace Lutheran church in Belgrade. A program with singing and a skit was held on...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 13, 2019 

Gary Breitbach Memorial golf tournament

An 18-hole, six-person golf scramble will be held on Saturday, June 29 for the annual Gary Breitbach memorial golf tournament. Held at Prairie View golf course in Brooten, the tournament's...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 6, 2019

Summer meal program in Brooten

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council is again participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in Brooten. Meals will be provided to all children, ages 0-18, at NO CHARGE! They will be provided for...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    May 30, 2019

(VIDEO) Memorial Day program in Brooten

The Brooten American Legion held their annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 27 at the Brooten Pavilion. Photos from the event appeared in the May 30 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice. Below,...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    May 30, 2019

Silent Auction at Big Grove Lutheran (VIDEO)

Big Grove Lutheran church held their traditional Memorial Day dinner on May 27. They also had a silent auction and cash raffle, and the crowd was terrific for the silent auction and meal. Photos from...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    April 11, 2019

Calling for reinforcements

I've had major delays in getting a new round of news articles posted on the Bonanza Valley Voice website. I apologize for that. I wanted to get new material posted on Friday, April 12. I'm reaching out for reinforcements from the local newspaper...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 4, 2019

Business owner charged with felony theft in Eighth Judicial District Court

Published at 15:33 on Sunday, April 7, 2019. On Friday, April 5, a Brooten business owner was charged with one felony-level count of theft by swindle at the Pope County courthouse in Glenwood....

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Veiled threats

Posted at 11:29 on Thursday, April 11, 2019. It's come to my attention through multiple interactions with people in Brooten in the last 24 hours that some members of the public are horrified that I...

 
 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...

 

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