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 By Randy Olson    News    January 16, 2020 

Numerous irons in the fire

The Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper is compiling a full timeline of events that give an overview of the demise of the Brooten Commercial Club. A pattern of neglect and mismanagement begins around 2012...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    January 9, 2020

Cornstalk Fest 1989: an unforgettable night in Regal

Over 50 years after his Minnesota amateur baseball career began, Herman Kampsen was one of over 5,000 central Minnesota residents who experienced the night of their lives when country music sensation...

 

Obituary: Hall of Fame member Herman Kampsen

Herman A. Kampsen, 95, of Elrosa, died Monday, December 30, 2019, at the Belgrade Nursing Home in Belgrade. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Saints Peter and...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    January 2, 2020

Save Station installed in Brooten

The new Save Station, an automatic electronic defibrillator connected to the 9-1-1 system, was installed on December 17 outside city hall in Brooten. The project was paid for by a generous donation...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 26, 2019

(VIDEO) I'll Be Home For Christmas

Here's video from main street Brooten taken on the morning of Christmas Eve, December 24, 2019....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 26, 2019

(VIDEO) Crow River Lutheran Christmas

Crow River Lutheran church of rural Belgrade hosted their annual Sunday School Christmas program on Sunday, December 15. A video clip from one of the songs is embedded below with children and adults...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 19, 2019

(VIDEO) Brooten's Christmas Holidazzle parade

A lighted Christmas parade concluded the Santa Day events in Brooten on Saturday, December 7. Parade units from the town and the countryside were entered. Olaf from the Disney movie series Frozen...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 19, 2019

(VIDEO) Trinity Lutheran Brooten Christmas program

Children at Trinity Lutheran church in Brooten held their Christmas program on Sunday, December 8. Below is a video clip from the program....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 19, 2019

(VIDEO) Santa Claus finishes his stop at Brooten Lanes

Over a two-hour period on the afternoon of Saturday, December 7, over 100 area children visited with Santa Claus at the Brooten Lanes. The B-B-E Girl Scouts and Brooten Lanes owner Lyle Johnson were...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 12, 2019

Santa Claus at Brooten Lanes

On Saturday, December 7, the citizens and area residents of Brooten enjoyed a marvelous turnout for the annual Brooten Santa Day celebration. Events were held at two locations in downtown Brooten:...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 12, 2019

(VIDEO) Big Grove Lutheran Christmas program

Children of the Big Grove Lutheran church Sunday School held their annual Christmas program on Sunday, December 8. Video below is the entire program, start to finish....

 
 By Randy Olson    News    December 5, 2019

Santa Claus is coming to Belgrade!

The Belgrade Commercial Club invites area children to the upcoming Santa Day on Saturday, December 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Municipal Hall. Treats and activities will be available for all kids,...

 
 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...

 

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