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 By Randy Olson    Regional    January 16, 2020 

Farm Toy Show coming in Sauk Centre

The Sauk Centre Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to their 32nd annual Farm Toy Show on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the ElmerZ event center. The event center is located at 1225 Timberline...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    January 16, 2020 

Numerous irons in the fire

The Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper is compiling a full timeline of events that give an overview of the demise of the Brooten Commercial Club. A pattern of neglect and mismanagement begins around 2012...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    January 16, 2020 

(VIDEO) B-B-E Christmas music recital

Music students at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa schools hosted a Christmas recital with choral and instrumental performances on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the Belgrade Nursing Home community room. An...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    January 16, 2020 

Ms. Vicky's Cafe in Sunburg

Stop by Ms. Vicky's Cafe in Sunburg for a great meal when you're out and about this winter! Located at 403 Central Avenue in Sunburg, their phone number is 320-366-3773. They are open Tuesdays...

 
 By Randy Olson    Business    January 16, 2020 

Family nights at Goat Ridge Brewing Co.

The whole family is invited to Goat Ridge Brewing Co. in New London for Family Nights on Thursdays in January. Kids eat free with Model Citizens and drink free root beer from 5 p.m. to close....

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    January 9, 2020

It amazes me

It’s amazing to watch and wonder what on earth is going through the minds of parents who drop their kids off at our elementary school, and immediately upon driving away on the boulevard by the...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    January 9, 2020

Cornstalk Fest 1989: an unforgettable night in Regal

Over 50 years after his Minnesota amateur baseball career began, Herman Kampsen was one of over 5,000 central Minnesota residents who experienced the night of their lives when country music sensation...

 

Ms. Vicky's Cafe in Sunburg

Stop by Ms. Vicky's Cafe in Sunburg for a great meal when you're out and about this winter! Located at 403 Central Avenue in Sunburg, their phone number is 320-366-3773. They are open Tuesdays...

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    January 9, 2020

B-B-E boys' basketball picks up border battle win

The B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team won a border battle contest on Friday, January 10 on the home court. The visitor was Sauk Centre, a neighboring team who entered the game also hovering around...

 

Tully's Ice Fishing Memorial tournament is January 25

The sixth annual Tully's Ice Fishing memorial tournament is coming on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Big Norway Lake. (Use south side lake access) Cost: $20 per hole, and kids...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    January 2, 2020

Save Station installed in Brooten

The new Save Station, an automatic electronic defibrillator connected to the 9-1-1 system, was installed on December 17 outside city hall in Brooten. The project was paid for by a generous donation...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 26, 2019

(VIDEO) I'll Be Home For Christmas

Here's video from main street Brooten taken on the morning of Christmas Eve, December 24, 2019....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 26, 2019

(VIDEO) Crow River Lutheran Christmas

Crow River Lutheran church of rural Belgrade hosted their annual Sunday School Christmas program on Sunday, December 15. A video clip from one of the songs is embedded below with children and adults...

 

(VIDEO) Santa Claus visits Sunburg

Santa Claus was a special guest at Ms. Vicky's Cafe in Sunburg on Saturday, December 14. A large gathering of children and adults braved a frigid evening to take in a wonderful evening of Christmas...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 19, 2019

(VIDEO) Brooten's Christmas Holidazzle parade

A lighted Christmas parade concluded the Santa Day events in Brooten on Saturday, December 7. Parade units from the town and the countryside were entered. Olaf from the Disney movie series Frozen...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 19, 2019

(VIDEO) Trinity Lutheran Brooten Christmas program

Children at Trinity Lutheran church in Brooten held their Christmas program on Sunday, December 8. Below is a video clip from the program....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 19, 2019

(VIDEO) Santa Claus finishes his stop at Brooten Lanes

Over a two-hour period on the afternoon of Saturday, December 7, over 100 area children visited with Santa Claus at the Brooten Lanes. The B-B-E Girl Scouts and Brooten Lanes owner Lyle Johnson were...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 12, 2019

Santa Claus at Brooten Lanes

On Saturday, December 7, the citizens and area residents of Brooten enjoyed a marvelous turnout for the annual Brooten Santa Day celebration. Events were held at two locations in downtown Brooten:...

 

Redhead Creamery gets into Christmas spirit

On Saturday, December 7, the Redhead Creamery hosted live music by The Cropdusters during one of their two Christmas-themed December celebrations. The Cropdusters are a rotating cast of...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 12, 2019

(VIDEO) Big Grove Lutheran Christmas program

Children of the Big Grove Lutheran church Sunday School held their annual Christmas program on Sunday, December 8. Video below is the entire program, start to finish....

 

Goat Ridge Brewing to host annual Festivus Celebration

The annual Goat Ridge Brewing Company Festivus celebration is coming on Saturday, December 21 at 8 p.m. From their website: "The Festivus holiday is an opportunity to relieve oneself of the pressures...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 5, 2019

Santa Claus is coming to Belgrade!

The Belgrade Commercial Club invites area children to the upcoming Santa Day on Saturday, December 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Municipal Hall. Treats and activities will be available for all kids,...

 

Santa Claus is coming to Sunburg!

The Sunburg Area Commercial Club invites the countryside to town on Saturday, December 14 to meet Santa Claus and friends with the Kandiyohi County Holiday Express Santa Semi. They will be in town at...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    December 5, 2019

Christmas music in the air at B-B-E schools

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa choir hosted a Christmas concert on Monday, December 2 at the high school auditorium. The concert, which lasted a full hour, included four junior high choir songs,...

 

Norway Lake Lutheran log church Pioneer Advent service

Come celebrate the beginning of the advent season in a fashion similar to what your ancestors did. The Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Association is preparing for the Christmas season with an Advent...

 

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