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 By Randy Olson    Regional    June 23, 2022 

June Market and Music on the Lawn at Central Square in Glenwood

Central Square Cultural and Civic Center in Glenwood is excited about this weekend's FREE June Market and Music on the Lawn event on Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is free to the...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 23, 2022 

Bonanza Valley Days is coming! July 7, 8, 9 and 10

The annual celebration is coming to Brooten! Bonanza Valley Days in Brooten is coming on Thursday through Sunday, July 7, 8, 9 and 10. We are down to just two weeks to prepare! This year's BVD theme...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 23, 2022 

Prayer and Party on the Prairie and Sonar Worship in Elrosa on June 29

All parishioners from the Parishes on the Prairie Area Catholic Churches from the West Union, Sauk Centre and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa areas plus friends, family and neighbors and the general public...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    June 23, 2022 

Are they two of the least-knowledgeable women on earth? (OPINION)

It's a pretty straightforward question......

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 23, 2022 

BG/CR/G Lutheran parish Vacation Bible School program (VIDEO)

Youth at Big Grove/Crow River/Grace Lutheran Parish churches of Brooten/Belgrade held their Vacation Bible School program on Wednesday, June 15 at Grace Lutheran in Belgrade. Video of the program is posted here....

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    June 16, 2022

They are either lying...or they're... (OPINION)

Megatron at the end of this short video clip says it all......

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    June 16, 2022

A new phenomenon: sudden adult death syndrome (VIDEO)

A new phrase has been coined to somehow explain the increase in deaths among health middle-aged people in the United Kingdom. The 16-minute video below explains more....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 16, 2022

Honoring a distinguished fire fighter (VIDEO)

A three-generation photo was published on page one of the June 16 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper that featured retired Brooten fire fighter Loren Solbreken. He was holding his retirement...

 
 By Randy Olson    Business    June 16, 2022

Curd Fest coming at Redhead Creamery! (VIDEO)

The annual Curd Fest is coming at Redhead Creamery on Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come on out and enjoy all things dairy and all things cheese! Presale tickets are $12, and at the gate...

 
 By Randy Olson    Regional    June 16, 2022

Mason Dixon Line band in Sunburg (VIDEO)

The Sunburg Fire Department hosted the area's first street dance of the summer on Saturday, June 11. Video below features the Mason Dixon Line band performing at the street dance. Additional coverage was published on page one of the June 16 issue of...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    June 16, 2022

Memes of the Day for June 17 (VIDEO)

Like it or not, memes are a modern-day method of sharing ideas, opinions and even information. A collection of the latest memes is in the video below....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 16, 2022

Water outage in Brooten (Tuesday, June 21)

An unforseen mechanical problem during routine water tower maintenance (cleaning) in Brooten has led to an hours-long water outage across town on Tuesday, June 21. The issue arose around 10 a.m....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 9, 2022

Bonanza Valley Days coming July 7, 8, 9 and 10 in Brooten (VIDEO)

Bonanza Valley Days in Brooten is charging hard at us and will be here before we know it! The big summer celebration will be held on Thursday through Sunday, July 7-10. The fun begins with Worship in...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 9, 2022

Belgrade Memorial Day parade (VIDEO)

The Belgrade Memorial Day parade was held on Monday, May 30 just as the sun broke free on what was a cool, cloudy morning. Below is video from different vantage points throughout the parade route. Additional coverage appeared and will appear in the...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 9, 2022

First major goof with the newspaper's printing

It was bound to happen with spotty Internet service and pushing things to the last minute at The Voice. On the early hours of Wednesday, June 8, a network error caused the June 9 issue of the Bonanza...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    June 9, 2022

Hitler parody (VIDEO)

As an extension to the material in my newspaper column this week (June 9 issue), here's a one-minute video clip featuring a parody based on an Adolph Hitler movie Downfall. God Bless the First Amendment and our ability to make satire out of our...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    June 9, 2022

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm: taking smug and arrogant to a new level (VIDEOS)

Jennifer Granholm is another high-ranking government official in our world who is one sick puppy. Utterly vile! She takes smug and arrogant to a whole new level. I've said it before, and I'll say it...

 
 By Randy Olson    Opinion    June 2, 2022

Will we get an answer? (OPINION)

It remains to be seen if federal officials will explain how they ignored warnings dating back to last fall about what was an impending shortage of baby formula in the United States. Some media ask the question, but there's not much explanation...

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    June 2, 2022

B-B-E Outstanding athletes of the year (VIDEO)

Here's video featuring Activities Director Rick Gossen announcing the 2021-2022 outstanding senior athletes of the year at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. This was at the senior recognition banquet on Wednesday, May 25 at the B-B-E high school's Olson...

 
 By Randy Olson    Sports    June 2, 2022

Elrosa Saints amateur baseball has 5-0 start to season

After a lengthy Mother Nature-induced delay to start their season, Elrosa's amateur baseball team has rocketed off to a 5-0 start starting with a 4-0 win over the visiting Meire Grove Grovers on...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    June 2, 2022

Elementary track and field day Tug-of-War (VIDEO)

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa elementary students participated in track and field day events on May 19 and 20 at the high school football stadium. Elementary P.E. teacher Austin Rambow and members of the varsity track and field team organized multiple...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 2, 2022

Brooten American Legion Memorial Day program (VIDEO)

The Brooten American Legion Ranten-Sunflot Post No. 288 hosted a Memorial Day program on May 30 at the Brooten Pavilion. Severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall had passed over the area before sunrise that day, so the event was moved indoors from...

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    June 2, 2022

B-B-E Class of 2022 graduation (VIDEO)

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Class of 2022 held its graduation ceremony on Friday, June 3 at the high school football stadium. Under picture-perfect conditions of full sunshine, no wind and seasonal...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    June 2, 2022

Monkeypox: the real story (VIDEO)

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: this video and web article includes graphic information as it relates to the human anatomy. The 11-minute long video embedded here explains the full back story of monkeypox....

 
 By Randy Olson    BBE    June 2, 2022

Free summer meals at B-B-E elementary school!

Belgrade Brooten Elrosa school, along with Taher, Inc., is once again offering free breakfast and free lunch for school aged children up to 18 years old! No registration necessary! Just come and join...

 

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