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 By Randy Olson    News    July 2, 2020 

(VIDEO) Worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish - July 5

Below is video for worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish of rural New London on Sunday, July 5, 2020. Happy Independence Day, everyone!...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 2, 2020 

(VIDEO) Worship at Crow River Lutheran church

Pastor John Dalen led outdoor worship service at Crow River Lutheran church on Sunday, June 28. On Sunday, July 5, outdoor worship will be held at Big Grove Lutheran church at 9 a.m....

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    July 2, 2020 

School board meeting date change

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school board will meet on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the B-B-E elementary school library beginning at 7:30 p.m. The meeting, originally scheduled for July 20, was moved...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    July 2, 2020 

(VIDEO) Clay Trapshooting team wraps up 2020 season

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Clay Trapshooting team put in their final weekend shoot of the 2020 season on Sunday, June 28 at the Belgrade Sportsmen's Club shooting range. A few photos from the shoot were published in the July 2 issue of the Bonanza...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 25, 2020

Update for Voice subscribers

Greetings to those of you on the World Wide Web who have visited our Bonanza Valley Voice website! I want to share an update on our building of the subscriber database for web viewing of the newspaper...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 25, 2020

(VIDEO) Worship at Norway Lake Lutheran - June 28

Below is video recorded for worship service at Norway Lake Lutheran church on Sunday, June 28, 2020....

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    June 25, 2020

Elrosa Saints take third at Elite 8 tournament

The town of Elrosa had much to be proud of following the weekend of June 19-20-21. The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team hosted the Elite 8 tournament and drew a terrific crowd with near-perfect...

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    June 18, 2020

Elrosa set to host Elite 8 baseball tournament

The Elrosa Saints baseball program is in full swing, with Pee Wee, Little Dipper, Legion and amateur teams all back on the playing field. Elrosa's amateur baseball team will host the Elite 8...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 18, 2020

(VIDEO) Worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish for June 21

Below is video featuring the worship service for Norway Lake Lutheran parish on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Happy Father's Day!...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    June 11, 2020

Good news

In a nutshell... 1.) The Elrosa Saints amateur baseball team (and other Stearns County League town teams) will play games this weekend - Friday through Sunday, June 12 to June 14. Elrosa kicks things...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 11, 2020

Brooten Commercial Club tax debt tops $52,000

The Brooten Commercial Club continues to have unpaid debt with the Minnesota Department of Revenue as well as the Internal Revenue Service. The tax debt with Minnesota surpasses $17,450. The tax debt...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 11, 2020

Brooten city notices: clean up time!

Two important events are coming to Brooten in the next week. The first is on a week day, while the other is on the weekend. They are the types of events that can be easily missed, as they happen just...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 11, 2020

(VIDEO) Worship service at Norway Lake Lutheran parish - June 14

Below is video for worship service at Norway Lake Lutheran parish for Sunday, June 14....

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    June 11, 2020

IF it pleases the crown...

The Stearns County League has resumed baseball action for the 2020 season. After being held on hiatus due to Governor Tim Walz's executive order restricting recreational and outdoor activities, area...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 4, 2020

Sentence for felony theft by swindle handed down in State of MN vs. Zenner case

In a case of felony theft by swindle in Pope County District VIII court in Glenwood on Tuesday, June 2, Jana Zenner was handed a sentence including five years of supervised probation plus restitution...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 4, 2020

Brooten Commercial Club tax debt tops $52,000

Note: this article was updated on Saturday, June 6 with additional information provided by the I.R.S. The Brooten Commercial Club continues to have unpaid debt with the Minnesota Department of...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 4, 2020

Belgrade August Fest is canceled

On Friday, June 5, the Belgrade August Fest Committee announced that due to the COVID pandemic and continued uncertainty about holding public events, they will not hold August Fest this summer. They...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    May 28, 2020

(VIDEO) B-B-E Class of 2020 graduation

Click on the link to jump over to the Jaguars Sports blog to view video from the graduation ceremony held on Wednesday, May 27 at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa high school. (short link)...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    May 28, 2020

Federal CDC guidelines for re-opening schools this fall

The feeling of despair runs deep after watching this video. The level of kids un-enrolled from schools because of this will be unfathomable. My family will take no part in this. Now is the time to...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    May 28, 2020

Full-scale mobilization of Minnesota National Guard

Announced during a morning press conference on Saturday, May 30 by state leadership, Governor Tim Walz authorized the National Guard to "fully activate." The Minnesota National Guard is an...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    May 28, 2020

(VIDEO) Worship service at Norway Lake Lutheran church - May 31

Below is worship services for Norway Lake Lutheran church parish, for Sunday, May 31, 2020....

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    May 21, 2020

Legislature protects MN farmers from foreclosure through harvest time

As a sign of the dire financial situation the state's agriculture faces, the Minnesota House and Senate last week passed by a combind 201-0 vote legislation that stops foreclosures until December for...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    May 21, 2020

(VIDEO) Worship service at Norway Lake Lutheran parish - May 25

Here's the worship service for Sunday, May 24 at Norway Lake Lutheran parish of rural New London, MN. As a reminder, the mailing address for sending in offering is: Norway Lake Parish 6338 County...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    May 21, 2020

Newspaper editor's blog back in business

After being mostly dormant since the Bonanza Valley Voice adopted use of a formal website late in 2015, the publisher's blog has been dusted off and is back in business. I've added the ability to...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    May 14, 2020

Memorial Day program in Brooten is canceled

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the members of the Brooten American Legion have canceled this year's Memorial Day service out of concern for our relatives, friends, neighbors and comrades. Please visit...

 

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