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 By Randy Olson    BBE    May 6, 2021 

(HD VIDEO) B-B-E Prom Grand March

Below is video for the 32nd annual Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Prom Grand March, which was held on Saturday afternoon, April 26 at the west parking lot of the high school. Photos of 38 of the 39 couples...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    May 6, 2021 

(OPINION, HD VIDEO) We're inching towards normal

Food for thought in the embedded video below....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    May 6, 2021 

(VIDEO) Worship at Sunburg Free Lutheran

Embedded below is video from worship on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Sunburg Free Lutheran church in rural Sunburg, MN. Pastor Ron Knutson was the preacher....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 29, 2021

Ebb and flow with local COVID-19 case reports (UPDATED)

Since the April 8 report for COVID-19 new case numbers (by zip code) was reported by the Minnesota Department of Health, the local zip code area of Belgrade, Brooten and Elrosa has seen 52 new cases...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 29, 2021

Eyewitnesses: gun brandished at KaDe Shack

Multiple eyewitnesses reported that a handgun was pulled on an individual at the KaDe Shack on Thursday, April 29. The incident took place around 5 p.m., and at least eight police cars, two unmarked,...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    April 29, 2021

OPINION: make a choice, become active or increase your risks to COVID-19

News flash: physical inactivity increases the risks of the most severe COVID-19 outcomes, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. People who are consistently...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 29, 2021

(VIDEO) Worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish on May 2

Below is video recorded at the in-person worship held on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at First Lutheran Church and Norway Lake Parish of rural New London, MN....

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    April 22, 2021

Governor Walz, Department of Health targeting youth sports

The non-profit advocacy group Let Them Play MN obtained an e-mail from November 18, 2020 in which a political consultant of Governor Tim Walz described a plan they had to blame youth sports for the...

 
 By Randy Olson    Business    April 22, 2021

Visit the Local Pantry in Brooten!

Stop by the Local Pantry in Brooten for unique frozen assets freezer meals, salads, gifts and more! Store hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to...

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    April 22, 2021

B-B-E baseball starts 2-0

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa baseball team won two games over Kimball Area in a season-opening doubleheader by scores of 18-1 and 12-3 on Thursday, April 22 at Elrosa. Their next game is on Monday,...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 22, 2021

Another tragic loss in Jaguar Country (Funeral information added)

(Video added below from February 2016 when Joe was an eighth grader.) Less than three months after a drunk driver killed Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 2015 graduate Josey Tensen on the Great Plains of north...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 22, 2021

(VIDEO) Worship service at Norway Lake Lutheran parish on April 25

Below is the video recorded at in-person worship service on Sunday, April 25, 2021 in rural New London, MN for the Norway Lake Lutheran parish....

 
 By Randy Olson    Business    April 15, 2021

Belgrade consignment auction is May 15 (VIDEO)

The friendly, energetic staff of Ziemer Auction Services, the fastest talkers in town, invites everyone to the Belgrade spring consignment auction on Saturday, May 15 starting at 9 a.m., located on...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 15, 2021

Stop signs added in downtown Brooten (VIDEO)

Stop signs have been added to main street Brooten, right on Second Street, as of Thursday, April 15, 2021. The flow of traffic down Second Street (south of the KaDe Shack) has been established to...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    April 15, 2021

Three B-B-E speech team members earn sub-section titles (VIDEO)

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa speech team competed in the Sub-Section 5A-South meet last Thursday night, April 8, and they turned in an excellent showing for a team with no seniors on the roster....

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    April 15, 2021

(OPINION) Getting past the narrative of fear-drive COVID-19 policies

It was all on full display when U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan went head-to-head on camera with Dr. Fauci this week. Despite being asked multiple times to provide concrete numbers on "when will this all...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    April 15, 2021

Lost dogs located in rural Brooten

Two lost dogs have been found in rural Brooten (County Road 37) in Lake Johanna Township as of Monday, April 19. If you or anyone you know is missing dogs fitting the following description: the first...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 15, 2021

(VIDEO) Norway Lake Lutheran parish Easter 3 worship on April 18

Below is video for the in-person worship service held at Norway Lake Lutheran Parish, at First Lutheran Church, of rural New London, MN on Sunday, April 18, 2021....

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    April 8, 2021

(OPINION) Where did the use of critical thinking go?

Worth watching! (Video embedded below)...

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    April 8, 2021

B-B-E girls' basketball state runners-up

In their first-ever appearance in the Class 1A state championship game during their second-ever trip to the state tournament, the No. 4-ranked (Minnesota Basketball News) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 8, 2021

Major Highway 55 road work begins April 12 in Brooten and Belgrade

Motorists will encounter lane or shoulder closures, as crews begin to reconstruct Highway 55 through the cities of Brooten and Belgrade in Stearns County, Monday, April 12. Highway 55 will have...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 8, 2021

(VIDEO) Worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish on April 11

Here's video for Easter 2 worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish in rural New London, MN on Sunday, April 11, 2021. The in-person worship was held at East Norway Lake Lutheran chur...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 1, 2021

(VIDEO) Norway Lake Lutheran parish Maundy Thursday worship

Here is the video taken during Maundy Thursday in-person worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish in rural New London, MN on April 1, 2021....

 
 By Randy Olson    Business    April 1, 2021

Spring has sprung in the Bonanza Valley!

As the Easter weekend is hearing, spring weather is also on the horizon in the Bonanza Valley. On the morning of Thursday, April 1, the temperature outside at sunrise in the Bonanza Valley area...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 1, 2021

(VIDEO) Good Friday worship at West Lake Johanna Lutheran

Pastor Steve Bovendam led a joint parish worship for West Lake Johanna and Trinity Lutheran churches at West Lake Johanna on Friday, April 2, 2021....

 

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