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Free harp and cello concert on October 3 at B-B-E

The Centre Area Concert Association is excited to present Sarah Grudem (on the harp) and Eric Graff (cello) on Sunday, October 3 at 2 p.m. at the Olson Auditorium, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa high school...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    September 23, 2021 

A disturbing, troubling trend (OPINION)

I have learned from two separate sources that multiple hospital beds and hospital rooms are going unused and unoccupied by patients at both Carris Health hospital in Willmar and at CentraCare...

 
 By Randy Olson    LEGAL    September 23, 2021 

LEGAL NOTICE: annexation of land for the city of Brooten

CITY OF BROOTEN, MINNESOTA, NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Brooten, Minnesota, will conduct a public hearing on September 27, 2021, beginning at 7:00 PM at the Brooten City Hall, 147 Central...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 23, 2021 

B-B-E zip code area posts the number 14 (VIDEO)

A 40 percent reduction in new cases was what was reported in the September 23 Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 zip code report for the zip codes of Belgrade, Brooten and Elrosa. Two of the...

 

Turkey Fest parade and more on Saturday in Swift Falls (VIDEO)

Come to Swift Falls on Saturday, September 25 for the annual Turkey Fest celebration, which is hosted by Brink's Beer Joint. Video from the 2018 Turkey Fest parade is shown below. Click on the following link to view the Bonanza Valley Voice...

 

(VIDEO) Fall Harvest Fest at Rustic Designs Flower Farm

The weather was outstanding, even with a strong, southerly wind, for the second annual Fall Harvest Fest at Rustic Designs Flower Farm in rural Georgeville/Belgrade on Sunday, September 19. Below is video from mid-afternoon that day. Click on the...

 

Minnesota's obesity rate rose slightly in 2020 (VIDEO)

A video is added below to this web article that discusses the pandemic of obesity in America. Data released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows Minnesota's adult o...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 16, 2021

B-B-E zip codes post a 23

An ebb and flow pattern is in play for the current COVID-19 wave across the Bonanza Valley area. This is the third wave of spread since it all began either in early 2020 or late in 2019. The first...

 

Marvelous turnout and a perfect day for live concert in rural Sunburg (VIDEO)

The site of the Danielson farm in Hayes Township, Swift County, rural Sunburg was the site of a magnificent set of concerts on Saturday, September 11. With a large American Flag waving high over the...

 

(OPINION) COVID booster thoughts and more

Here's an eight-minute long video that discusses a number of COVID-19 topics, including the idea of COVID booster shots for vulnerable populations. This doctor encourages those who are in vulnerable groups to visit with their doctors about seeking...

 

(HD VIDEO) 'Redneck girl' by Kentucky Thunder

Here's a video clip of Kentucky Thunder performing in rural Sunburg on Saturday, September 11 last weekend....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 9, 2021

B-B-E zip codes post a 19

The new number posted for the B-B-E zip codes of 56312, 56316 and 56325 is a 19 for the September 9 Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 zip code report. The new number of 19 represents the number...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    September 9, 2021

Remodeled schools highlight exciting start to B-B-E's 2021-2022 academic year

The new school year is off and running "full steam ahead" at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa schools. The 2020-2021 school remodeling projects at both buildings is in its final stage, but both buildings are...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    September 9, 2021

Outstanding first week of school at B-B-E (VIDEO)

The mood was upbeat and uplifting all week at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa schools as the 2021-2022 school year got off to an outstanding start after Labor Day. Below is a video recorded at the end of the day on the first day, Tuesday, September...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 9, 2021

Purse Bingo in Belgrade! Get your ticket today (VIDEO)

The Belgrade Commercial Club is excited to announce their upcoming Designer Bag Purse Bingo night on Friday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Belgrade V.F.W. The cost is $15 in advance to reserve your seat and then $15 at the door for your bingo...

 

(OPINION) A giant problem in Los Angeles

Houston, we have a problem!...

 

Free harp and cello concert on October 3

The Centre Area Concert Association is excited to present Sarah Grudem (on the harp) and Eric Graff (cello) on Sunday, October 3 at 2 p.m. at the Olson Auditorium, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa high school...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 2, 2021

B-B-E zip codes post a 32 (VIDEO)

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa zip code areas of rural and town-dwelling residents saw a new COVID-19 case number of 32 added to the database in the latest reporting period. This was released today in th...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    September 2, 2021

Jaguar Open golf fundraiser a huge success (VIDEO)

The fifth annual Jaguar Open golf tournament was a huge success last Friday, August 27 at Prairie View Community Golf Course in Brooten. The tournament raised over $14,000 in support of...

 

Jaguar volleyball overcomes Osakis in season opener (VIDEO)

The 10th-ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars volleyball team successfully opened the 2021 season with a 3-1 win at Osakis on Tuesday, August 31. Early in game two, senior libero Emily Kern earned...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 2, 2021

(VIDEO) Belgrade August Fest pie eating contest

Below is a video recorded at the Belgrade August Fest pie eating contest, which was held outside the Belgrade Bakery on Saturday, August 14, 2021....

 

(VIDEO) Town Hall meeting in Sauk Centre

A town hall meeting was held on Friday, August 20 at the Next Door Bar and Grill in downtown Sauk Centre. Local legislators Paul Anderson of Starbuck and Torrey Westrom of Elbow Lake were on hand to provide updates from the 2021 legislative session...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 26, 2021

B-B-E zip code areas post a 26 (VIDEO)

The Belgrade zip code has posted the number "22" for the latest weekly reporting period from the Department of Health COVID-19 case count increase. The new number of confirmed, new COVID-19 cases in...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 26, 2021

(HD VIDEO) Belgrade August Fest grand parade

Below is a high definition video recorded at the Belgrade August Fest grand parade on Saturday, August 14. The video was mostly recorded along Bell Street west of the high school. Additional coverage...

 

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