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(VIDEO) Kandiyohi County Fair is off and running

The Kandiyohi County Fair in Willmar is off to a terrific start, running from August 11 through Saturday night, August 14 along Foot Lake in Willmar. Their opening day on Wednesday, August 11 was one...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 12, 2021

B-B-E zip codes post the number THREE

NOTE: this web article was updated on Friday afternoon, August 13 with information from multiple central Minnesota zip code areas. This week the Belgrade, Brooten and Elrosa zip codes posted the...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 12, 2021

It's time for August Fest in Belgrade! (VIDEO)

Come to Belgrade this weekend! The August Fest celebration gets underway on Thursday night, August 12 at the city park starting at 5:30 p.m. with a FREE community meal! The full schedule was...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 12, 2021

BGCRG Lutheran Parish Vacation Bible school (HD VIDEO)

Below is a video recorded on Thursday, August 5 at the Vacation Bible School program in Belgrade, MN at Grace Lutheran Church, which hosted the Big Grove-Crow River-Grace Lutheran Parish VBS during the week of August 2 to August 5. The VBS...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 12, 2021

Outstanding start to Belgrade August Fest (VIDEO)

The Belgrade August Fest had a terrific start to the three-day celebration this weekend. The evening was picture-perfect with mild summer temperatures, hardly any wind to speak of plus an...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 12, 2021

(VIDEO) Remarkable turnout for Belgrade Firemen's Chicken Supper

The Belgrade Fire Department and Rescue Squad hosted a chicken barbeque supper on Friday, August 13 at the Belgrade V.F.W. Post No. 1825. The turnout was remarkable with over 600 meals served. Below is a video recorded later in the supper, which...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 12, 2021

St. Cloud newspaper bundle is missing

Based on what I've heard from subscribers in Paynesville and Elrosa, the St. Cloud bundle of the August 12 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice has gone missing. I don't know where it's been lost in the...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 12, 2021

(HD VIDEO) Belgrade Royal Ambassador coronation

Below is the full video of the Belgrade Royal Ambassador coronation program, which was held on Saturday night in downtown Belgrade on August 14....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 5, 2021

B-B-E zip codes post the number ONE

All good things must come to an end, and in Brooten, a good thing lasting over two months has ended. After going an incredible six weeks in the heart of summer with no new COVID-19 cases, the zip...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 5, 2021

(VIDEO) Highway 55 project completed

So this is old news! But I am in a rush to get to the county fair in Glenwood, so here's a video I just uploaded from June....

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    August 5, 2021

(VIDEO) Pope County Fair is underway in Glenwood

The Pope County Fair is underway in Glenwood! The full schedule was published in the July 29 and August 5 issues of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper issues. Below on this web article, you can watch...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    August 5, 2021

(VIDEO) Ax throwing at the Pope County Fair

Featured below is a video from the Ax Throwing stand at the Pope County Fair, featuring Caleb Torkelson of Brooten making his attempts on Thursday, August 5. Click on the following short link to see...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    August 5, 2021

(VIDEO) Friday night crowd builds for Pope County Fair Rodeo

The grandstand was filled for the second straight night at the Pope County Fair on Friday, August 6. See video below taken before the Friday night Bulls and Barrels Rodeo took place. The rodeo featured the M.T. Bucking Bulls and Rodeo Company. Day...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    August 5, 2021

(HD VIDEO) Horse barrel racing at the Pope County Fair

The M.T. Barrels and Bulls rodeo company was the feature show at the Pope County Fair grandstand on Friday, August 6. Featured in the video below is horse barrel racing. The always-popular truck and...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 29, 2021

Bonanza Valley posts another zero - more good news!

How about that! We can essentially re-post what was written last week on July 22. Read below. The good news continues for the zip code areas of Brooten, Belgrade and Elrosa after data was released in...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    July 29, 2021

Sjostrom to join other Ag leaders at FarmFest policy forums

Lucas Sjostrom of rural Brooten will join a panel of fellow agriculture heavy-hitters at the FarmFest ag forums in August. On Wednesday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m., the ag forum session will revolve...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 29, 2021

Jake's Day youth sporting event is July 31

The annual Jakes Day youth sporting event is Saturday, July 31 at the Belgrade Sportsmen's Club for all area children ages 3 to 17, featuring supervised use of small firearms (shot gun and hand guns)...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    July 29, 2021

(VIDEO) Stearns County Fair underway

The Stearns County Fair in Sauk Centre is underway and runs through Sunday, August 1. Below is a video featuring part of Gig Noonan's performance on the Sauk Centre Herald stage....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 29, 2021

(HD VIDEO) Bonanza Valley Days grand parade

The Bonanza Valley Days grand parade was held on Sunday, July 11 as part of the final two events to bring the big four-day town celebration to a conclusion. Below is video of the entire parade from start to finish. Parade photos were published in...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    July 29, 2021

(HD VIDEO) A Ferris wheel view at the fair

Below is a video with a ferris wheel-view of the Stearns County Fair midway on Friday afternoon, July 30 in Sauk Centre. The Stearns County Fair runs through Sunday this weekend. The full schedule was published in the July 22 and July 29 issues of...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    July 22, 2021

(OPINION) U.S. CDC quietly removes data on COVID-19 vaccinations for children

Some time around July 1 of this year, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) deleted part of the information for their "guidance" on COVID-19 vaccinations for children relating to the cases of myocarditis or pericarditis...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 22, 2021

(VIDEO) Bonanza Valley Days Car and Vintage Snowmobile shows

Embedded below is video from Saturday, July 10 in downtown Brooten with a terrific atmosphere at the Bonanza Valley Days Car and Tractor Show plus the fourth annual Vintage Snowmobile Show. Additional coverage appeared in the July 15 and July 22...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 22, 2021

The good news continues

The good news continues for the zip code areas of Brooten, Belgrade and Elrosa after data was released in the July 22 Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 report. The population of men, women and...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 15, 2021

New Miss Brooten royalty crowned for 2021-2022

New Miss Brooten royalty has been crowned for 2021-2022 after the pageant and coronation was held on Saturday, July 10 at the Brooten Pavilion. Morgan Schwinghammer, who will be a senior next year at...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    July 15, 2021

(VIDEO) 'Asymptomatic' explained

Opinion: the medical community must have a serious conversation here about what being asymptomatic really means, and whether it's truly asymptomatic "infection" (versus a "case"). How do we continue...

 

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