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 By Randy Olson    News    March 4, 2021 

(VIDEO) Midweek Lenten worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish

Below is the video player for the Mid-week Lenten worship service at Norway Lake Lutheran parish of rural New London, MN. "THINK SPRING!"...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    March 4, 2021 

(OPINION) TELL THE TRUTH!

Unpopular opinion: public health messaging has been a complete and total train wreck from Day One of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Now we are seeing young, healthy people getting access...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    March 4, 2021 

(OPINION) Political ideology soaking its way into public education

Guest columnist: POLITICAL IDEOLOGY NEEDS TO STAY OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS I find it very concerning that activist politics is working its way into our public schools. I would like to share with you some...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    March 4, 2021 

(HD VIDEO) Worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish on March 7

Below is video for worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish in rural New London, MN for Sunday, March 7, 2021. An announcement from the Norway Lake Parish's pandemic planning team is below: The parish...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 25, 2021

(HD VIDEO) Midweek Lent service at Norway Lake Parish on February 24

Below is midweek Lenten season worship for friends, members and visitors of Norway Lake Lutheran parish of rural New London, MN for Wednesday, February 24, 2021. "Think Spring!"...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    February 25, 2021

Historical wall project making progress, yet more to do!

The historical wall project at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa is making progress, but more images are sought as the design phase approaches in March. Photos with historical value are sought from the public...

 

K of C Fish fry is Friday in Brooten! February 26!

Come out this week Friday! (February 26) Father Vincent Santo Council No. 13284 Knights of Columbus, serving the communities of Belgrade, Brooten and Elrosa, will hold the first of three Lent season...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 25, 2021

Brooten, Elrosa continue with no new COVID-19 cases

*Note: this web article was updated on March 1. New COVID-19 cases have seen another sharp decline in the latest weekly report released by the Minnesota Department of Health on February 25. For the...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 25, 2021

(HD VIDEO) Worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish on February 28

Below is video for worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish on Sunday, February 28 in rural New London, MN....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 18, 2021

(HD VIDEO) Ash Wednesday worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish

Below is the video for worship services on Ash Wednesday at Norway Lake Lutheran parish of rural New London, MN. As Pastor Wayne says at the beginning of worship, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 18, 2021

COVID-19 curve remains flat in the Bonanza Valley

The Bonanza Valley area and the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa local area continues to see little, if any, COVID-19 activity in the heart of the winter and traditional influenza season. For the local zip cod...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 18, 2021

Sticker shock: IRS slaps Brooten Commercial Club with additional $6,000 of interest and penalties

The walls will continue closing in for whoever the government deems responsible for the massive tax and penalties bill owed by the Brooten Commercial Club to the federal government. The Internal...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 18, 2021

(HD VIDEO) Worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish on February 21

Below is video for worship service at Norway Lake Lutheran parish in rural New London for Sunday, February 21, 2021....

 

Fish Fry season is coming!

Mark your calendars! The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Knights of Columbus chapter will hold the first of three Lent season fish fry fundraisers on Friday, February 26 at the KaDe Shack in Brooten. All are...

 

(OPINION) Experts weigh in on how the pandemic will end

Featured is a video of Dr. Pamela Popper speaking about how some experts have said the COVID-19 pandemic will end. See below....

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    February 11, 2021

(VIDEO) Mid-winter work continues on school projects

While the recent bitter cold weather has slowed or even temporarily paused work at both buildings, the remodel and construction projects at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa schools soldiers on in early...

 

Very special archive video: Josey Tensen's Sno-Daze pep fest speech

Below is video of an incredibly heartfelt speech given by then-senior Josey Tensen with his fellow team tri-captains Kaleb Voss and Colby Schramel on Friday, February 20, 2015 at B-B-E high school....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 11, 2021

(HD VIDEO) Worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish on February 14

Below is the video for worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish of rural New London, MN on Sunday, February 14, 2021. Happy Valentine's Day! Stay warm!...

 

(OPINION) Mainstream media peddling fear

Here's a video asking people to re-think this idea of a new strain of the coronavirus being more deadly. This message is intended to provoke thought and extended critical thinking. It is not meant to...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    February 4, 2021

Wanted: historical school photos from across the B-B-E district

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa schools is asking the public for photographs from the full history of local public education in the district, dating back to the turn of the 20th century. The request is part...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    February 4, 2021

(HD VIDEO) From the archives: FFA milk drinking contest

Featured below is a video from the National FFA Week in 2016. This video was taken at lunch time on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa high school cafeteria. Then-senior Colby Schramel and science teacher Carl Williams are...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 4, 2021

(VIDEO) Worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish on February 7

Below is video for worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish on Sunday, February 7, 2021. We hope you split some extra wood for the fireplace! (Metaphorically speaking!) It's gonna be a cold week ahead...

 

Valentine's Dinners at Padua Pub!

The Padua Pub is excited to announce their Valentine's Specials that will run four nights on Valentine's weekend. You and your sweetheart can choose the day and meal! Thursday through Sunday,...

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    January 28, 2021

(VIDEO) Boys' basketball border battle

Below is video from late in the second half of the Central Minnesota Conference border battle between Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and Paynesville Area. The two rivals met on Tuesday, January 26 at the B-B-E elementary school. After holding a 31-29 lead...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    January 28, 2021

B-B-E's new COVID-19 number is five (January 28)

In a report released on January 28 by the Minnesota Department of Health, the new local number of COVID-19 cases reported for the last week is five for the zip code areas of Belgrade (56312), Brooten...

 

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