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  • Sixth annual Redhead Creamery Curd Fest is June 15 (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Jun 6, 2024

    Come join the Sjostrom and Jennissen families and the friendly staff of Redhead Creamery on Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for their sixth annual Curd Fest! It's going to be whey fun! Take a leisurely walk, shop around, have a drink, or bust a move. Watch the Hand Milking Competition (yes, it's back), see our super cool robotic milkers in action, and snuggle with a fluffy calf at Cow Camp. Don't forget to sign up for the Redhead Creamery's newsletter for a chance to bottle feed...

  • Milwaukee tool demonstrations at Belgrade Hardware on April 20

    Randy Olson|Apr 18, 2024

    The Belgrade Hardware store invites you to stop by on Saturday, April 20 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to check out new tools and watch tool demonstrations. You can meet their Milwaukee tools representative and ask questions. A sale will be in effect for 10 percent off any Milwaukee tool or kit (special order tools not in their current inventory)....

  • Goat Ridge Brewing Co. to host 9th anniversary celebration! (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Apr 11, 2024

    Nine years of slingin’ beers! Goat Ridge Brewing Co. of New London invites everyone to their ninth anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 13 from noon to 11 p.m. They will be selling anniversary shirts plus food and beer specials, beer releases and - of course - live music! The beer choir is set to perform from 1 to 2 p.m., and Railroad Island performs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Infernos take the stage to perform from 9 to 11 p.m. Goat Ridge Brewing Co. - live and unfiltered since 2015! S...

  • Next Monday (January 15) is the big day for Jenniges Meats

    Randy Olson|Jan 11, 2024

    All systems go! Jenniges Meats of Brooten opens their retail store to the public next Monday, January 15 at 8 a.m. They will be open Monday to Saturday at their new location on the west side of Brooten. The new facility's groundbreaking ceremony took place in the summer of 2022, and construction began a year ago in December 2022. The concept of building this new store and locker plant took form about four years ago as the COVID-19 pandemic first gripped America in the spring of 2020. This web...

  • Outstanding turnout of support for Redhead Creamery's Curd Fest

    Randy Olson|Jun 22, 2023

    The annual Curd Fest celebration was bigger and better than ever on Saturday, June 17 at the Redhead Creamery. Every Curd Fest has been a richly enjoyable experience for guests, and this year was no different while the turnout was far and away more than what Alise and Lucas Sjostrom and family expected. The Sjostrom family saw turnout surpass 1,500 which was above their prediction of at least 1,200 for the day. They wish to thank everyone for the support and look forward to continuing to serve...

  • Fifth annual Curd Fest expects 1,200-plus to Brooten's Redhead Creamery on June 17

    Randy Olson|Jun 8, 2023

    Redhead Creamery, LLC, invites the public to its fifth annual Curd Fest Saturday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are available at RedheadCreamery.com for $12, or $15 at the door. Current reigning champion of the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest Natural Rind Cheddar category, Redhead Creamery, LLC, operates at Jer-Lindy Farms, between Sauk Centre and Brooten and south of the village of Padua. Parking is available on-site. Entry will allow attendees to access a variety of food and drink,...

  • Milwaukee power tool demo event at Belgrade Hardware

    Randy Olson|Oct 6, 2022

    The Belgrade Hardware Store invites everyone to their upcoming Demo Event with Milwaukee tools on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Come join them and meet a Milwaukee representative bringing power tools, outdoor equipment and everything in between! Come test out new products. An open order sheet will be available. Come out and support local!...

  • Rustic Designs Flower Farm sees dramatic increase in turnout for Fall Festival (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Sep 22, 2022

    Rustic Designs Flower Farm Fall Festival held a wildly successful third annual Fall Festival at their scenic location in Burbank Township in northern Kandiyohi County, rural Georgeville/Belgrade. Turnout exceeded 860 adults, which surpassed last year's turnout of 567. Owner/proprietor Mary Solbreken was thrilled and grateful for the support. Hear more from Solbreken in the video embedded here below. A link to the Bonanza Valley Voice photo gallery will be posted here late on Thursday afternoon,...

  • 11th annual Ladies on the Lake in Glenwood

    Randy Olson|Jul 28, 2022

    Glacial Ridge Health System is excited to announce the upcoming 11th annual Ladies on the Lake event on Wednesday, August 17 with cruise times at 4 or 5:30 p.m. from Captain's Bar and Grill. Area ladies are invited to join orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Taniguchi on the one-hour Ladies on the Lake cruise. All you need is one friend to have a good time, but the more the merrier! The cost is just $18 per person, and advance purchase is required. Groups of six or more receive a $20 gift card to...

  • Curd Fest coming at Redhead Creamery! (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Jun 16, 2022

    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 tickets are $15. Kids 12 and under are FREE! Curd Fest features live music, food trucks, craft breweries, local wineries and cideries, craft food makers, cheese sampling, celebrity cow milking contest, scavenger hunt and more! Of course, you can have your fill of delicious pan fried curds, curd...

  • Continued progress for Jenniges Meat Processing proposal

    Randy Olson|May 19, 2022

    During the week of May 9 to May 12, progress was made in a big way for the proposed Jenniges Meat Processing plant on the west side of Brooten. This new plant, which will also include a significant grocery retail area, would be built in a new, eight-acre plot of land that has been annexed into the city of Brooten in Bangor Township, Pope County. At their Monday, May 9 meeting, the Brooten city council approved a public hearing on the project that is set for a special session meeting on Monday,...

  • Job Fair at Glacial Ridge Health System in Glenwood

    Randy Olson|May 5, 2022

    Anyone interested in working in a health care setting is invited to the upcoming job fair at Glacial Ridge Health System, which operates health care facilities in Starbuck, Glenwood and Brooten. The job fair is Wednesday, May 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Glenwood campus lower level. GRHS is inviting the best talent: you! Meet their staff representing medical and non-medical departments with open positions. Ask questions about the typical day, schedule and pay. Some current openings include...

  • Easter Dinner at the Padua Pub

    Randy Olson|Apr 14, 2022

    Everyone is invited to take in the hearty Easter Dinner buffet at the Padua Pub on Sunday, April 17, when their friendly staff will be serving in the reception hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes: mashed potatoes, dressing, ham, chicken, sausage, corn, salads and desserts. Come one, come all! To help get you in the Easter spirit, included below here is video from the joint Norway Lake Parish choir singing at sunrise worship service on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019....

  • Local options for Valentine's Day

    Randy Olson|Feb 10, 2022

    We are richly blessed with two wonderful locally-owned businesses for Valentine's Day flower purchasing. Option No. 1: You can stop by or call for an order at Uptown Florist of Glenwood, owner Julie Lloyd, for flowers, gifts and plants including Valentine roses, bouquets and plants. Order now for best selection! To order online go to: http://www.uptownfloristglenwood.com or call 320-634-4430. Special hours for Valentine's weekend: Friday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, February 12...

  • Belgrade V.F.W. to have live entertainment for Valentine's Weekend

    Randy Olson|Feb 10, 2022

    This coming weekend has a double-dose of entertainment coming to the Belgrade V.F.W. to help kick off the Valentine's Day weekend. On Friday, February 11, to take in DJ and karaoke entertainment by Danny Burns from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. On Saturday, February 12, John Dokken Alternacoustic will perform a variety of music from Zeppelin to Foo, from Cash to Cornell, Dave Matthews, Incubus, Jack Johnson, Sublime and Tool to Petty, Marley, Hendrix and The Beatles....

  • A day to support and celebrate small business

    Randy Olson|Dec 2, 2021

    I was thrilled to hear from the staff at the Belgrade Hardware Store and from Pete White at Pete's Repeats in downtown Belgrade that they had a terrific turnout for Small Business Saturday on November 27. I've been to Pete's Repeats about five times now. When are you planning your visit to downtown Belgrade?...

  • BUSINESS GRAND OPENING IN DOWNTOWN BELGRADE this weekend! November 18, 19, 20

    Randy Olson|Nov 18, 2021

    Pete's Repeats Grand Opening is today, tomorrow and Saturday! November 18, 19 and 20. Located on main street next to Saucedo's Restaurant and North Fork Mutual Insurance Co. Featuring vintage and collectible items. Again, the grand opening is November 18, 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Pete looks forward to seeing you! Large variety of items. Specials on certain items. All in friendly downtown Belgrade....

  • Holiday Cemetery Service in Brooten

    Randy Olson|Nov 18, 2021

    Keep your loved one's grave site looking festive through the winter with winter planters and winter wreaths by Jana Mae's Holiday cemetery service in Brooten. You have two options to choose from: 1. Wreath: for $35, accent your loved one's grave site with a winter wreath. These festive 25-inch balsam wreaths are complete with a red bow and three frosted cones. Price includes the winter wreath and wreath stand if needed. 2. Winter Planter: for $45, we will create a beautiful, winter hardy...

  • (VIDEO) Fall Harvest Fest at Rustic Designs Flower Farm

    Randy Olson|Sep 23, 2021

    The weather was outstanding, even with a strong, southerly wind, for the second annual Fall Harvest Fest at Rustic Designs Flower Farm in rural Georgeville/Belgrade on Sunday, September 19. Below is video from mid-afternoon that day. Click on the following link to redirect to their business website: https://www.rusticdesignsflowerfarm.com....

  • Marcia's Bar roars back to life!

    Randy Olson|Jul 8, 2021

    Marcia's Bar in downtown Brooten was, as they say, "Off The Hook!" on Friday night of Bonanza Valley Days 2021. The day of Friday, July 9, 2021 was the first day Marcia's was open to the public since March 17, 2020. The day of July 9 was also Day II of the Bonanza Valley Days 2021 celebration. The whole day was off the hook in town with youth baseball, a craft and vendor show, a firemen's chicken BBQ supper, old-time music at the Pavilion and a street dance in downtown Brooten. Marcia's Bar...

  • The Voice continues to outpace area newspapers

    Randy Olson|Jun 24, 2021

    The Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper continues to outpace nearby newspapers in central Minnesota on a year-by-year growth basis. The current circulation for The Voice is approximately 1,680. This figure includes newspapers sold on newsstands at RJ's Mini Mart in Brooten, Coop's Corner in Belgrade, the Belgrade Hardware Store and Bayer Gas and Grocery in Elrosa. The mailing circulation has 1,611 mail routes as of Monday, June 21. Nearby newspapers who have smaller circulation figures as compared to the Bonanza Valley Voice include the Kerkhoven Ba...

  • (HD VIDEO) Live music at Redhead Creamery's Curd Fest

    Randy Olson|Jun 24, 2021

    An absolutely magnificent third annual Curd Fest was held on Saturday, June 19 at the Redhead Creamery. Live music, great food, drinks and a wonderful atmosphere to meet others for social activity was all wrapped into a seven-hour event at the Jennisen/Sjostrom rural Brooten dairy farm. Below is video from the Curd Fest's large tent where live music was played. The band featured here is 2nd Option....

  • 30 years of service!

    Randy Olson|Jun 17, 2021

    Celebrate 30 years of service to the local community with Mary Olmscheid Agency on Wednesday, June 23...Mary has been in business 30 years! Stop by all day long on the 23rd at the agency's Sauk Centre office for ice cream treats and chances to win prizes. Since 1991, Mary has served the local community through branches in Elrosa and Sauk Centre. She and her family have contributed so much to our quality of life. Located at 965 South Main Street, Suite 101, Sauk Centre, MN. Phone 320-352-5267,...

  • Curd Fest is Saturday! (June 19)

    Randy Olson|Jun 17, 2021

    Come one, come all! A magnificent event is set to return for 2021 in rural Brooten. Thirteen vendors, two bands and thousands of cheese curds headline this year's Redhead Creamery Curd Fest, THIS Saturday, June 19, 2021. The third-annual "Curd Fest" planning is ready to pay off at Jer-Lindy Farms and Redhead Creamery. "Curd Fest" celebrates the beloved cheese curd, with live music, food, drink and fun for all ages. Attendees can attend some or all of the event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at...

  • Expansion and growth at Brut Worm Farms in Brooten

    Randy Olson|May 13, 2021

    Written and submitted by Brut Worm Farms, Mike Larson, at the request of the publisher...thank you! Brut Worm Farms was founded in March 2018 and is now entering its fourth year. The first year was spent preparing the facilities, getting the initial breeder worms, making mistakes, killing worms, and spending money. Brut sold some castings and soil locally and we received some positive feedback on the quality of the products. Brut sold its first truckload of castings almost exactly one year...

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