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 By Randy Olson    News    July 29, 2021 

Bonanza Valley posts another zero - more good news!

How about that! We can essentially re-post what was written last week on July 22. Read below. The good news continues for the zip code areas of Brooten, Belgrade and Elrosa after data was released in...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    July 29, 2021 

Sjostrom to join other Ag leaders at FarmFest policy forums

Lucas Sjostrom of rural Brooten will join a panel of fellow agriculture heavy-hitters at the FarmFest ag forums in August. On Wednesday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m., the ag forum session will revolve...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 29, 2021 

Jake's Day youth sporting event is July 31

The annual Jakes Day youth sporting event is Saturday, July 31 at the Belgrade Sportsmen's Club for all area children ages 3 to 17, featuring supervised use of small firearms (shot gun and hand guns)...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    July 22, 2021

(OPINION) U.S. CDC quietly removes data on COVID-19 vaccinations for children

Some time around July 1 of this year, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) deleted part of the information for their "guidance" on COVID-19 vaccinations for children relating to the cases of myocarditis or pericarditis...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 22, 2021

(VIDEO) Bonanza Valley Days Car and Vintage Snowmobile shows

Embedded below is video from Saturday, July 10 in downtown Brooten with a terrific atmosphere at the Bonanza Valley Days Car and Tractor Show plus the fourth annual Vintage Snowmobile Show. Additional coverage appeared in the July 15 and July 22...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 22, 2021

The good news continues

The good news continues for the zip code areas of Brooten, Belgrade and Elrosa after data was released in the July 22 Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 report. The population of men, women and...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 15, 2021

New Miss Brooten royalty crowned for 2021-2022

New Miss Brooten royalty has been crowned for 2021-2022 after the pageant and coronation was held on Saturday, July 10 at the Brooten Pavilion. Morgan Schwinghammer, who will be a senior next year at...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    July 15, 2021

(VIDEO) 'Asymptomatic' explained

Opinion: the medical community must have a serious conversation here about what being asymptomatic really means, and whether it's truly asymptomatic "infection" (versus a "case"). How do we continue...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 15, 2021

'Buckle Up! You're in Brooten!' BVD 2021 a smashing success (VIDEO)

One of the most exhausting and exhilarating Bonanza Valley Days celebrations closed out on Sunday afternoon, July 11, after four days of non-stop activities in Brooten. Coverage of BVD 2021 will...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 15, 2021

BREAKING: yet another week in the B-B-E zip codes with no new COVID-19

Good news, good news, good news! The July 15 Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 report brought more good news to the zip code areas of Brooten, Belgrade and Elrosa. The trend that dates back to...

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    July 15, 2021

Elrosa baseball inducts three more to Hall of Fame

Dave Kampsen, Donnie Lenarz and Willard "Bucky" Buckentine (posthumously) were inducted into the Elrosa baseball team's Hall of Fame on July 9 at Saints Field. Dave Kampsen, an Elrosa native, played...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 15, 2021

Bonanza Valley Days kids parade (VIDEO)

Featured below is video of the Bonanza Valley Days kiddie parade, held on Saturday, July 10. The parade and prizes were sponsored by Bollig Inc. of Willmar, who provide city engineering services to...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    July 15, 2021

School board meeting site change

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school board will meet in regular session on Monday, July 19 at 7 p.m. at the Belgrade Co-op conference room at its headquarters located in the Belgrade Industrial Park....

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    July 8, 2021

(OPINION) 'Gone Crackers!'

Just some more food for thought! (VIDEO below lasting about three minutes)...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 8, 2021

Bonanza Valley Days 2021 is here! (VIDEO)

The 2021 Bonanza Valley Days celebration in Brooten is here! And the town of Brooten could not be happier. The highway project is done, highway stripes are going down, and soon the crosswalks will be...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 8, 2021

Miss Brooten Pageant is Saturday, July 10

The 2021 Miss Brooten Pageant is Saturday, July 10 at 6 p.m. at the Brooten Pavilion. A total of five young ladies are running for Miss Brooten, and six are running for Little Miss Brooten. More...

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    July 8, 2021

BVD 2021 sports offerings

Here's a summary of information for the various Bonanza Valley Days sports offerings for the BVD weekend in Brooten: July 8 to July 11. BVD Men's Softball The BVD men's slowpitch softball tournament...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 8, 2021

BVD 2021 food offerings! (VIDEO)

Locals and visitors of Brooten will have plenty of food options over Bonanza Valley Days 2021! Below is the full summary with the latest and most up-to-date information. Any updates will be posted as...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    July 8, 2021

(OPINION) When the government goons come knocking

Here's a 14-minute long video with Peggy Hall providing information and opinions about what you can do when government goons come knocking on your door. REMEMBER: the government does not give you rights. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE SECURE IN YOUR HOME!...

 
 By Randy Olson    Business    July 8, 2021

Marcia's Bar roars back to life!

Marcia's Bar in downtown Brooten was, as they say, "Off The Hook!" on Friday night of Bonanza Valley Days 2021. The day of Friday, July 9, 2021 was the first day Marcia's was open to the public since...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 8, 2021

Bonanza Valley Days 2021 grand parade lineup

POST-PARADE THANK YOU!...Thank you to everyone who came to town for the parade! Participants and parade watchers. It was a marvelous grand parade to help button up Bonanza Valley Days 2021! The...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 1, 2021

Bonanza Valley Days 2021 is coming together (VIDEO) *UPDATED

The 2021 Bonanza Valley Days celebration in Brooten is almost here. Just one week away! Food, games, entertainment, music and more for all ages! Posters are up in a saturation effort at area retail...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 1, 2021

Brooten Pavilion hit by vandalism

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 30, the Brooten Pavilion was hit by a bout of vandalism. The damage was limited to the floor and kitchen counter top, and city staff is currently...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 1, 2021

(HD VIDEO) A fond farewell for Pastor John Dalen

A warm farewell and send-off worship was held in the great outdoors on the parsonage lawn for Big Grove-Crow River-Grace Lutheran parish on Sunday, June 27. Getting the well wishes were Pastor John...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 1, 2021

(VIDEO) Bonanza Valley Days T-shirt sales begin *UPDATED

Here's a quick video clip featuring T-shirt sales for Bonanza Valley Days 2021. They were created by Murphey's Printing of Brooten and on sale on Friday afternoon, July 2 at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper office. Cost is $15 for adult shirts and...

 

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