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 By Randy Olson    BBE    October 10, 2019

B-B-E schools fruit drive is underway

One of the major fundraisers for the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school activities fund is currently underway. The B-B-E fall Fruit Drive began earlier this month and will run until the end of the...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 10, 2019

(VIDEO) Remembering Crow Lake Lutheran church

On Sunday, September 29, a special worship service was held at Crow Lake Lutheran church in rural Belgrade. The church's cemetery association hosted the service as a fundraiser event. Below, catch...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 3, 2019 

Bonanza Valley Royal Strutters banquet

The Bonanza Valley Royal Strutters is excited about their upcoming 15th annual membership banquet to be held on Saturday, October 19 at the Padua Pub banquet hall. Gobbling hour begins at 5:30 p.m.,...

 
 By Randy Olson    Business    October 3, 2019 

Bar-Go is back!

Bar Bingo has resumed at the KaDe Shack in Brooten, now under the Brooten Fire Relief Association. They had around 39 bingo participants on the first day of the new bingo sessions (September 28), and...

 
 By Randy Olson    Business    October 3, 2019 

Monroe Crossing live at Central Square on October 12

Monroe Crossing is coming to the Lee Paulson Stage at Central Square and Civic Center in Glenwood on Saturday, October 12. Tickets cost $30 in advance, and at the door $35. Children under 12 are...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    October 3, 2019 

(VIDEO) Bluegrass festival in Terrace

Here's video from the Bluegrass Festival in Terrace on September 29, 2019....

 

Monroe Crossing live at Central Square on October 12

Monroe Crossing is coming to the Lee Paulson Stage at Central Square and Civic Center in Glenwood on Saturday, October 12. Tickets cost $30 in advance, and at the door $35. Children under 12 are...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    September 19, 2019

B-B-E Homecoming Coronation

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa high school hosted their 31st annual Homecoming coronation on Monday, September 23 in the school auditorium. Freshmen, sophomore and junior attendants joined 10 senior...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    September 19, 2019

(VIDEO) B-B-E holds fifth annual Color FUND Run

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa schools held their fifth annual Color FUND Run event on Wednesday, September 25 under sunny and partially-cloudy skies with temperatures hovering in the low to mid-60s with a...

 

Bluegrass Festival coming to Terrace

The Historic Terrace Mill will host a Bluegrass Festival featuring The High 48s and Cimarron, on Sunday, September 29. The event will feature a free guitar workshop, and local food and vendors. Join...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 12, 2019

"Joy in my heart"

A few words of wisdom from a very wise man (click on the video below). These words were spoken on February 26, 2013 at the Sauk Centre high school auditorium in front of the SCHS 7-12 student body...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 12, 2019

Repeated failure

According to recently-found Minnesota Department of Revenue correspondence such as what is shown, multiple payment and audit deadlines were missed by former Brooten Commercial Club gambling manager...

 

Grandpa wisdom

As spoken by Kelsey Michele Weimerskirch about her grandpa Dennis Weimerskirch at his funeral on September 7 in Belgrade: 1. Be kind to others; you never know what battle someone else is facing. 2....

 

Bluegrass Festival coming to Terrace

The Historic Terrace Mill will host a Bluegrass Festival featuring The High 48s and Cimarron, on Sunday, September 29. The event will feature a free guitar workshop, and local food and vendors. Join...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    September 5, 2019

B-B-E Fellowship of Christian Athletes begins another year

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Huddle of Fellowship of Christian Athletes(3) will once again be serving breakfasts every Thursday morning beginning on Thursday, September 5. FCA(3) will meet for...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 5, 2019

Staying the course - men's retreat coming on September 21

REGISTER NOW for a one-day men's retreat of Christian fellowship and fun right in our back yard. Please invite a guest or two! ​Coming Saturday, September 21, from noon to 7:15 p.m. The day will...

 

(VIDEO) Music at the Kandiyohi County Fair

Fall is in the air and on the calendar, but summer memories are just a couple clicks away with the Bonanza Valley Voice video archives. Embedded here is a video clip from the Kandiyohi County Fair...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 29, 2019

'Nothing to see here, just move along'

Below is an excerpt from an upcoming article in the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper. It describes public financial figures relating to the now-defunct Brooten Commercial Club charitable gambling...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 29, 2019

A sudden loss to the community

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa community is reeling from the news that former high school math teacher and coach Dennis Weimerskirch passed away on Monday, September 2 from natural causes. Weimerskirch...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 29, 2019

Fatal SUV vs. UTV crash

Daniel Schweiters, age 76, of Belgrade was driving his 2002 Polaris Ranger side-by-side southbound on Stearns County Road 175. As Mr. Schwieters was negotiating a left-hand turn onto 265th Street, he...

 

Real Estate Open House on August 25

Integrity Home Investments, with real estate broker Amber Bohmer, is hosting an open house on Sunday, August 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. located at 35057 County Road 26 in rural Brooten. Their business...

 

(VIDEO) The early years of a pioneer church

The Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Association hosted a special program honoring the 150-year anniversary of the installment of Pastor Lars Markhus at the Norway Lake settlement in 1869. Below is a...

 

What's Happening at Central Square

Central Square and Civic Center in Glenwood has announced a number of upcoming events and programs as the summer of 2019 winds down. Students and the Arts As summer winds down and the kids head back...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 22, 2019

Gambling Compliance Review Report

On Monday, August 19, 2019, the Bonanza Valley Voice learned that the Minnesota Gambling and Control Board (GCB) has closed its case on the Brooten Commercial Club's charitable gambling license and...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 22, 2019

Smoke and mirrors

In an e-mail from the Minnesota Gambling and Control Board, the Brooten Commercial Club learned on August 15, 2019, that former officers of the Brooten Commercial Club (BCC) deceived club members...

 

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