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 By Randy Olson    Business    April 15, 2021 

Belgrade consignment auction is May 15 (VIDEO)

The friendly, energetic staff of Ziemer Auction Services, the fastest talkers in town, invites everyone to the Belgrade spring consignment auction on Saturday, May 15 starting at 9 a.m., located on...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 15, 2021 

Stop signs added in downtown Brooten (VIDEO)

Stop signs have been added to main street Brooten, right on Second Street, as of Thursday, April 15, 2021. The flow of traffic down Second Street (south of the KaDe Shack) has been established to...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    April 15, 2021 

Three B-B-E speech team members earn sub-section titles (VIDEO)

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa speech team competed in the Sub-Section 5A-South meet last Thursday night, April 8, and they turned in an excellent showing for a team with no seniors on the roster....

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    April 15, 2021 

(OPINION) Getting past the narrative of fear-drive COVID-19 policies

It was all on full display when U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan went head-to-head with the snake in the grass known as Dr. Fauci this week. Despite being asked multiple times to provide concrete numbers...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    April 8, 2021

(OPINION) Where did the use of critical thinking go?

Worth watching! (Video embedded below)...

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    April 8, 2021

B-B-E girls' basketball state runners-up

In their first-ever appearance in the Class 1A state championship game during their second-ever trip to the state tournament, the No. 4-ranked (Minnesota Basketball News) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 8, 2021

Major Highway 55 road work begins April 12 in Brooten and Belgrade

Motorists will encounter lane or shoulder closures, as crews begin to reconstruct Highway 55 through the cities of Brooten and Belgrade in Stearns County, Monday, April 12. Highway 55 will have...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 8, 2021

(VIDEO) Worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish on April 11

Here's video for Easter 2 worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish in rural New London, MN on Sunday, April 11, 2021. The in-person worship was held at East Norway Lake Lutheran chur...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 1, 2021

(VIDEO) Norway Lake Lutheran parish Maundy Thursday worship

Here is the video taken during Maundy Thursday in-person worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish in rural New London, MN on April 1, 2021....

 
 By Randy Olson    Business    April 1, 2021

Spring has sprung in the Bonanza Valley!

As the Easter weekend is hearing, spring weather is also on the horizon in the Bonanza Valley. On the morning of Thursday, April 1, the temperature outside at sunrise in the Bonanza Valley area...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 1, 2021

(VIDEO) Good Friday worship at West Lake Johanna Lutheran

Pastor Steve Bovendam led a joint parish worship for West Lake Johanna and Trinity Lutheran churches at West Lake Johanna on Friday, April 2, 2021....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 1, 2021

(VIDEO) Good Friday worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish

Below is a recording of the in-person Good Friday worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish of rural New London, MN on April 2, 2021....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    April 1, 2021

(VIDEO) Easter Sunday worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish

Here is the video for Easter Sunday worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish of rural New London, MN on April 4, 2021....

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    April 1, 2021

Jaguars are heading to the championship!

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars girls’ basketball team has two state tournament wins under their belt with heart-stopping excitement the hallmark of a remarkable playoff run. Last Tuesday at...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    March 25, 2021

(VIDEO) Midweek Lenten service at Norway Lake Lutheran parish

Below is the video player for worship service on Wednesday, March 25 at Norway Lake Lutheran parish in rural New London, MN. A joint parish worship will be held at First Lutheran church on Palm...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    March 25, 2021

Origins of ex-gambling manager's reign of terror in Brooten

A newly-uncovered Minnesota Gambling Control Board (GCB) document from 1996 shows just how far back the reign of terror by ex-gambling manager Michelle Halls goes. No fewer than three local bars were...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    March 25, 2021

Brooten Easter Egg hunt is Saturday, April 3

The community of Brooten invites area children to the city park for an Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, April 3. The event is made possible by the generous support of the Brooten Fire Relief Association...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    March 25, 2021

(VIDEO) Palm Sunday worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish

Below is video for Palm Sunday worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish in rural New London, MN on Sunday, March 28, 2021. DISCLAIMER: Words and Music used with permission under ONE LICENSE, license...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    March 25, 2021

B-B-E eyes expansion of manufacturing curriculum with neighboring schools

In recognition of the strong manufacturing base located in western Stearns County, the North Crow Collaborative is looking to expand its manufacturing class offerings. This group of schools includes...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    March 18, 2021

(HD VIDEO) Midweek Lenten worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish

Below is video for Lenten season worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in rural New London, MN. "THINK SPRING!"...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    March 18, 2021

(HD VIDEO) How to improve your family garden

Here's a video including multiple tricks and bits of advice on how to improve a family garden plot....

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    March 18, 2021

(HD VIDEO) Jaguar wrestlers win first-ever section title, fall short of State Final Four berth

The Class 1A state tournament Final Four was oh-so-close to including three teams from the Central Minnesota Conference, but it was not meant to be. Unfortunately, the No. 2-ranked Belgrade-Brooten-El...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    March 18, 2021

If not now, when?

This week, the Senate passed legislation with tri-partisan support that would reassert a fair balance of governing power between the legislative branch and the executive branch during future states...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    March 18, 2021

(VIDEO) Lenten worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish on March 21

Below is video for worship at Norway Lake Lutheran parish of rural New London, MN on Sunday, March 21, 2021. An in-person worship service will be held on Sunday, March 21 at 9:30 a.m. at East Norway...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    March 11, 2021

(HD VIDEO) Midweek Lenten service at Norway Lake Lutheran parish

Below is the video player for worship services on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Norway Lake Lutheran parish of rural New London, MN....

 

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