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 By Randy Olson    Opinion    January 19, 2023 

Release the KRAKEN!! (OPINION)

Oh boy! Here it comes! The "Kraken" variant is coming our way! Wow! It's been sequenced out to be 73 percent of all cases in New York. Good grief! How are we going to survive? Are you trembling in fear yet? There are players out there who sure want...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    January 19, 2023 
 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    January 19, 2023 

B-B-E wrestling team wins Paynesville invitational (VIDEO)

On Friday, January 13 at the Paynesville Invitational at the Paynesville Area Community Center, the No. 5-ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa wrestling team emerged as champions in an 11-team field. Other tournament notes: Wyatt Engen earned his 100th...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    January 19, 2023 

Central Minnesota Band Association middle school honors band (VIDEO)

On Saturday, January 14, two members of the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa middle school band attended a one-day band camp at Elk River high school. To conclude the day's activities, students gathered there for the Central Minnesota Band Association honors...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    January 12, 2023

Belgrade Library Winter Reading Program began January 2

Cozy up with a good book and challenge yourself to read more this season with the Winter Reading Program! "Read for a Better World," the 2023 Winter Reading Program begins Monday, January 2, 2023,...

 

A prayer for the New Year of 2023 (VIDEO

A special prayer was provided by Pastor Ron Knutson on New Year's Day, January 1, 2023, towards the end of Sunday worship at Sunburg Free Lutheran church in Norway Lake Township. This was published...

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    January 12, 2023

B-B-E girls' basketball wins three straight (VIDEO)

The No. 16-ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa girls' basketball team picked up a key Central Minnesota Conference win last Thursday at home by a 74-63 score over Kimball Area. The Cubs, who tied for the...

 

"Freedom To Chains" by the late Paul Harvey

In 1965, American radio host Paul Harvey gave an immense warning to the American people about the fate of the nation. "We Were Warned: Freedom to Chains" is a short film about the parallels between the warning Harvey gave over fifty years ago, and...

 

That's rich! (VIDEO)

Try to get through the video without laughing....

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    January 12, 2023

Central Minnesota Band Association middle school honors band

On Saturday, January 14, two members of the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa middle school band attended a one-day band camp at Elk River high school. To conclude the day's activities, students gathered there for the Central Minnesota Band Association honors...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    January 5, 2023

Finding a new way: modernizing the annual sugar beet harvest

Sugar beet harvesting has become a time-honored tradition each fall across the Bonanza Valley area and beyond. The method used consists of two separate machines, one that cuts the top off the plant...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    January 5, 2023

Clown Planet No. 153 (VIDEO)

From Carl Vernon's YouTube channel out of the United Kingdom, where the producer pieces together news headlines from around the globe that clearly illustrate why humanity as we know it is in trouble....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    January 5, 2023

Let's go to church! at Sunburg Free Lutheran (VIDEO)

Such a wonderful worship service to kick off 2023! Below is video from the majority of worship service on Sunday, January 1, 2023 at Sunburg Free Lutheran church in Norway Lake Township in the far northwestern corner of Kandiyohi County. The video...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    January 5, 2023

B-B-E school board meeting via Zoom (VIDEO)

Below is a cell phone recording of the majority of a special school board meeting at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Due to weather-driving circumstances, this meeting was conducted via Zoom protocol....

 
 By Randy Olson    LEGAL    December 29, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE: Lake Johanna Township

Public Notice: Those wishing to file for candidacy in the Lake Johanna Township may contact Kelly Quade, clerk of Lake Johanna. Filing may be done from January 3, 2023 until January 17, 2023 at 5pm....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 29, 2022

Grace Lutheran church Christmas program (VIDEO)

On Sunday, December 18, Grace Lutheran church in Belgrade hosted their Sunday School Christmas program. A video featuring the entire program is posted below....

 

FLASHBACK: 2020 girls' basketball state tournament (VIDEO)

How about a little throwback to nearly three years ago! This was PRE-COVID! Do you remember the world we lived in back then? In just about every way, our local area in the Bonanza Valley has returned to life exactly how it was in February and early...

 

Meanwhile, in the U.S.A. (VIDEO)

It is not looking good for first responder organizations and especially police departments all over the United States right now. In some states, the outlook is quite bleak in terms of whether or not they can fill the ranks of their police...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    December 22, 2022

B-B-E high school FACS Gingerbread house project (VIDEO)

A marvelous annual tradition at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa high school has been the Family and Consumer Science (FACS) foods class Gingerbread House project in December. This year a total of 11 houses were made over a two-plus week period of time...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 22, 2022

Big Grove Lutheran church Christmas program (VIDEO)

Here's the full video of the Sunday School Christmas program held at Big Grove Lutheran church on Sunday, December 18 in North Fork Township....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 22, 2022

Trinity-West Lake Johanna parish Christmas program (VIDEO)

The God Squad (religious education) students of the Trinity and West Lake Johanna Lutheran parish of Brooten held their Christmas program on Sunday, December 11 at Trinity church. A video from the final 11 minutes of the program is posted below. The...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    December 22, 2022

THROWBACK: B-B-E elementary Christmas program in 2014 (VIDEOS)

How about these throwback videos! Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Class of 2023 students took the lead roles in this Christmas musical performed by the K-4 students at the elementary school on December 17,...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    December 22, 2022

The Grinch makes appearance at B-B-E high school (VIDEO)

A week and a half after making a brief appearance at the Brooten Santa Day event on December 10, The Grinch appeared at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa high school during the last hour of classes before the Christmas break began on Wednesday, December 21....

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    December 15, 2022

B-B-E Christmas concert caroling (VIDEO)

Here's a video clip from the Christmas concert held on Monday, December 12 at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa's Olson Auditorium. This features one of the songs performed during the Christmas carol portion of the high school's winter band concert that...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 15, 2022

BLAST from the PAST: Brooten Centennial kicks off (VIDEO)

In this rare gem of a video, the official start of the Centennial celebration in Brooten began with a flag-raising ceremony in front of the former Brooten high school. This was held on Friday, July 18, 1986 at the flag pole west of the building....

 

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