Articles from the February 11, 2016 edition

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  • Another Jaguar joins 1,000-point club

    Randy Olson|Feb 11, 2016

    Since her eighth grade season, Hailey Braegelman has been a force on the basketball court for the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars. Now a junior, Braegelman has done something few high school athletes can in their careers: join the 1,000-point club. Braegelman entered the home game against Maple Lake with 995 career points. She scored two field goals early in the first half, and at the 11-minute mark she hit a 10-footer in the lane against traffic to surpass the 1,000-point mark. The game was...

  • City council meeting held on Feb. 8

    Julie Reade|Feb 11, 2016

    The Brooten City Council met on Monday (Feb. 8) night this week and started off with an informational session on a new ventilation system for the Brooten Pavilion. Loren Grothe of PALS delivered the presentation. The recommendation was for a minimum of three 36-inch belt-driven slant wall exhaust fans. Grothe noted that six would be more efficient. “These fans are similar to ones that can be seen on barns and warehouses,” said Grothe. Concerns of Mayor Larry Putz and the council included what they will look like, how they work and how noi...

  • Braving the icy waters

    Randy Olson|Feb 11, 2016

    Dr. Felix Blanco, M.D., (far left) and other staff members at Glacial Ridge Health System in Glenwood took the plunge into the icy waters of Lake Minnewaska on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 6) during the annual Glenwood Winterama festivities. Overall the event had about 40 brave souls take part in the Polar Plunge. The Winterama event raises funds for Glenwood and Beyond as well as Waterama. See video and the photo gallery from the event at

  • Sno-Daze pep fest games get entertaining

    Randy Olson|Feb 11, 2016

    The Sno-Daze pep fest games got fairly creative on Friday at the high school. Shown in the photo, Nick Steinhofer, in the pink t-shirt, and Dawson Bitzan, in the blue sweatshirt, hold still while their partners toss cheesy popcorn pieces on their faces after they were covered in Cool Whip....