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 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 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,...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 8, 2019

Concert in the Park opens August Fest in Belgrade

A terrific crowd turned out under magnificent blue sky and beautiful conditions for the final summer outdoor Concert in the Park in Belgrade on Wednesday, August 7. The band Gig Noonan performed for...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 8, 2019

Vacation Bible School program

Video will be added here of the Trinity Lutheran Vacation Bible School program, which was held on Thursday, August 8. Staff members from Green Lake Lutheran Ministries of Spicer helped lead VBS this...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 8, 2019

(HD VIDEO) Belgrade Royal Ambassador candidates

The Belgrade Royal Ambassador candidates introduced themselves on Friday night of the Belgrade August Fest. They were on the main stage set up outside the Belgrade V.F.W. during the Belgrade...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 1, 2019

Brooten Commercial Club checking account is zeroed out

The general fund checking account of the Brooten Commercial Club saw its remaining balance zeroed out by the Minnesota Department of Revenue on July 17. The amount of money confiscated by the state...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    August 1, 2019

Belgrade August Fest is soon here!

The annual Belgrade August Fest celebration is coming to Belgrade on August 7, 9 and 10. The fun kicks off on Wednesday night this week with a free Concert in the Park, sponsored by the Belgrade Econo...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 25, 2019

August Fest coming to Belgrade

The Belgrade August Fest committee is gearing up for another fun-filled weekend set for Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10. While the August 1 and August 8 issues of the Voice will have...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 25, 2019

Thank you to our local business community!

Thanks to a huge, generous response from the local business community over the past six-plus months, Bonanza Valley Days 2019 was an overwhelming success. To be sure, having great weather helped...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 18, 2019

(VIDEO) Miss Brooten Pageant

A packed house was on hand at the Brooten Pavilion on Saturday, July 13, for the Miss Brooten 2019-2020 pageant and coronation. Brooke Deters was crowned Miss Brooten, and Brittany Berge and Jenna...

 
 By Randy Olson    News    July 18, 2019

A high note heading into the weekend

Posted at 15:27 on Friday, July 19. What everyone has been waiting for...a well-placed source has learned from the Stearns County Attorney's office that the final reports are being prepared at...

 

Church in the Park and Concert in the Park

Bonanza Valley Days 2019 is kicking off on Thursday, July 11 with a beautiful kick-off evening featuring Worship in the Park church service followed by a Concert in the Park. For the third straight...

 

Bonanza Valley Days 2019 tee-shirts!

Bonanza Valley Days tee-shirts are in! An order of 200 BVD tee-shirts are on sale starting on Saturday afternoon, July 6 at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper office. T-shirt sales are continuing on...

 

Bonanza Valley Days is underway in Brooten!

Bonanza Valley Days is coming on July 11, 12, 13 and 14 to Brooten. Please pass the word! Scheduling updates will follow, including more information on events happening in Brooten across those four...

 

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