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 By Randy Olson    Regional    February 13, 2020 

Irrigation clinic to be held

Irrigators mark your calendars to attend an Irrigator's Clinic to be held at the Minnewaska House on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. This event will be of interest to anyone who is actively engaged in...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    February 13, 2020 

(VIDEO) B-B-E Sno-Daze coronation

The 31st annual Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Sno-Daze coronation program was held on Tuesday, February 11 at the B-B-E high school auditorium. Freshmen, sophomore and junior attendants joined senior...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 13, 2020 

Settlement hearing held for pull tab felony theft case

A Settlement Conference, presided by the honorable Judicial Officer John H. Scherer, was held in District VII court in St. Cloud on Thursday, February 13 at the Stearns County Courthouse. The case...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 13, 2020 

Donation approved to fund 2020 Brooten Easter Egg hunt

At their meeting on February 12, the Brooten Fire Relief Association approved a donation to fund the costs with the Brooten Community Easter Egg hunt. The Easter Egg hunt, which also includes a...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    February 13, 2020 

(VIDEO) Sermon at First Lutheran of Norway Lake

The video embedded here features the sermon given by Pastor Wayne Kopitzke at First Lutheran church of Norway Lake on Sunday, February 2, 2020....

 

The clean up crew

Three businesses in our area were severely harmed by many years of wrongdoing by the Brooten Commercial Club. They are Rooney's Bar of Sedan and the KaDe Shack and Marcia's Bar in Brooten. Some who...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 6, 2020

Designer Purse Bingo in Belgrade

*Update on February 6* Tickets still available! The Belgrade Commercial Club still has tickets available for the upcoming Purse Bingo night! Get your ticket today - Purse Bingo is Friday, February 7...

 

(VIDEO) 'I didn't come here for a ham sandwich'

At the Dairy Crisis meeting hosted at the Greenwald Pub in Greenwald on Thursday, January 30, numerous farmers and other interested individuals spoke out against the way the agriculture economy is...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    February 6, 2020

Suspected fraud

A review of tax forms submitted to the Minnesota Department of Revenue by former Brooten Commercial Club gambling manager Michelle Halls show that at least in one month, fraudulent figures were...

 

Valentine's Day specials in Sunburg and Swift Falls

Brink's Beer Joint in Swift Falls has the following Valentine's Day specials for February 14: Lobster Tail with garlic baby reds potato and salad for $22.95; pan-seared walleye only $16.95; and BBQ...

 

Big government logic

Big Government logic in 5 steps: Step 1. Create a law. Step 2. Realize the unintended consequences. Step 3. Spend taxpayer money to try and rectify it. Step 4. Realize problem hasn't been solved....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    January 30, 2020

Purse Bingo in Belgrade

*Update on February 6* Tickets still available! The Belgrade Commercial Club still has tickets available for the upcoming Purse Bingo night! Get your ticket today - Purse Bingo is Friday, February 7...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    January 30, 2020

Searching for accountability

How did the Brooten Commercial Club go from being one of central Minnesota's premier small town civic organizations in the 2000s to where it stands today: beaten, abused, hollow, empty shell of what...

 

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    Sports    January 23, 2020

(UHD VIDEO) B-B-E vs. Royalton

The B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team hosted Royalton in a Central Minnesota Conference game on Thursday, January 23 at the elementary school. Featured is an ultra-high definition video (best...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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