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 By Randy Olson    News    November 28, 2019 

Thanksgiving dinner for B-B-E community

Brooten-area churches are organizing and hosting a FREE Thanksgiving Day dinner at Trinity Lutheran church in Brooten - on November 28th. They will be serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and everyone is...

 

Santa Day coming in Brooten (VIDEO)

The Brooten community invites everyone to town for Santa Day on Saturday, December 7! The tentative schedule is as follows: 3 to 5 p.m. - at the Brooten Lanes: Santa Claus will visit area children,...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    November 28, 2019 

Trailblazers night in Padua

The Bonanza Valley Trailblazers snowmobile club held their annual banquet in Padua on Friday, November 22. They had one of their biggest turnouts in the history of the club. Photos from the event...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    November 21, 2019

Veterans Day program at B-B-E

Members of the Brooten American Legion and the Brooten American Legion Auxiliary, in conjunction with staff and students of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa elementary and high school, hosted a Veterans Day...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    November 21, 2019

Santa Day coming in Brooten (VIDEO)

The Brooten community invites everyone to town for Santa Day on Saturday, December 7! The tentative schedule is as follows: 3 to 5 p.m. - at the Brooten Lanes: Santa Claus will visit area children,...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    November 14, 2019

Santa Day in Brooten

The Brooten community invites everyone to town for Santa Day on Saturday, December 7! The tentative schedule is as follows: 3 to 5 p.m. - at the Brooten Lanes: Santa Claus will visit area children,...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    November 14, 2019

'The feds are coming'

The "Tax Man Cometh" was the title for the February 17, 1991 Murder, She Wrote episode back in an era when Angela Lansbury graced millions of television sets across the United States. The plot of...

 

Peterson introduces Bipartisan Ag labor bill

Congressman Collin C. Peterson and a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Wednesday introduced The Farm Worker Modernization Act of 2019, legislation that will provide agricultural operations with access...

 

(VIDEO) Big Grove Lutheran auction

Action is featured in this video from the WELCA auction at Big Grove Lutheran church on October 18, 2019. Coverage from the auction was published in the October 24 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 24, 2019

Ham and egg breakfast in Elrosa

Don't miss out on a delicious, home cooking-style ham and egg breakfast this weekend, Sunday, November 3 in Elrosa. Members of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic church will be busy all morning in the...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 17, 2019

(VIDEO) Fall fundraiser auction at Crow River Lutheran

The church basement was packed with fun on the evening of Saturday, October 12 at Crow River Lutheran church of rural Belgrade. Video is shown with Lay Minister Dave Clark leading everyone in prayer...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 10, 2019

(VIDEO) Remembering Crow Lake Lutheran church

On Sunday, September 29, a special worship service was held at Crow Lake Lutheran church in rural Belgrade. The church's cemetery association hosted the service as a fundraiser event. Below, catch...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 10, 2019

Operation Warm continues in Brooten

Operation Warm, the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa community winter clothes drive, will continue on Wednesdays each week through the fall and into winter. The clothing drive has been an overwhelming...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    October 3, 2019

Bonanza Valley Royal Strutters banquet

The Bonanza Valley Royal Strutters is excited about their upcoming 15th annual membership banquet to be held on Saturday, October 19 at the Padua Pub banquet hall. Gobbling hour begins at 5:30 p.m.,...

 

Support the Belgrade Commercial Club

The Belgrade Commercial Club is hosting their third annual banquet and raffle on October 19 at the Belgrade VFW. Raffle tickets cost $50 each, and over $5,000 in cash prizes will be given away....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 12, 2019

"Joy in my heart"

A few words of wisdom from a very wise man (click on the video below). These words were spoken on February 26, 2013 at the Sauk Centre high school auditorium in front of the SCHS 7-12 student body...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 12, 2019

Repeated failure

According to recently-found Minnesota Department of Revenue correspondence such as what is shown, multiple payment and audit deadlines were missed by former Brooten Commercial Club gambling manager...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    September 5, 2019

Staying the course - men's retreat coming on September 21

REGISTER NOW for a one-day men's retreat of Christian fellowship and fun right in our back yard. Please invite a guest or two! ​Coming Saturday, September 21, from noon to 7:15 p.m. The day will...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 29, 2019

'Nothing to see here, just move along'

Below is an excerpt from an upcoming article in the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper. It describes public financial figures relating to the now-defunct Brooten Commercial Club charitable gambling...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 29, 2019

A sudden loss to the community

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa community is reeling from the news that former high school math teacher and coach Dennis Weimerskirch passed away on Monday, September 2 from natural causes. Weimerskirch...

 

(VIDEO) August Fest grand parade

Below is video featuring the grand parade at the Belgrade August Fest on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Photos from the events at August Fest were published in the August 15 and August 22 issues of the...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 29, 2019

Fatal SUV vs. UTV crash

Daniel Schweiters, age 76, of Belgrade was driving his 2002 Polaris Ranger side-by-side southbound on Stearns County Road 175. As Mr. Schwieters was negotiating a left-hand turn onto 265th Street, he...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 22, 2019

Gambling Compliance Review Report

On Monday, August 19, 2019, the Bonanza Valley Voice learned that the Minnesota Gambling and Control Board (GCB) has closed its case on the Brooten Commercial Club's charitable gambling license and...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 22, 2019

Smoke and mirrors

In an e-mail from the Minnesota Gambling and Control Board, the Brooten Commercial Club learned on August 15, 2019, that former officers of the Brooten Commercial Club (BCC) deceived club members...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 15, 2019

(VIDEO) Belgrade Royal Ambassador program

During the annual Belgrade August Fest, the Belgrade Royal Ambassador program was held on Saturday, August 10 on the big stage in downtown Belgrade. Photos and other information from the program,...

 

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