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Brooten's Bonanza Valley Days 2023!

BVD 2023: four nights/days of activities!

The annual Bonanza Valley Days celebration in Brooten is coming on July 6, 7, 8 and 9 in 2023! Spread the word and mark your calendars!

June 6, 2023

Brooten American Legion meeting

The Brooten American Legion Post No. 288 will hold their regular monthly meeting at Legion Hall on Central Avenue on Tuesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome!

June 8, 2023

Belgrade V.F.W. Auxiliary meeting

The Saboe-Leverson VFW Auxiliary in Belgrade will meet in regular monthly session on Thursday, June 8 at 6 p.m. at the Belgrade V.F.W.

June 8, 2023

Belgrade V.F.W. meeting

The Saboe-Leverson VFW in Belgrade will meet in regular monthly session on Thursday, June 8 at 8 p.m. at the Belgrade V.F.W.

June 10, 2023

The Grange presentation at Pope County Historical Society

On Saturday, June 10 at 10 a.m., The Pope County Museum welcomes agricultural historian, T.J. Malaskee who will delve into the long forgotten history of America’s first fraternity of farmers, the Grange. The Grange was a radical post-Civil War Era movement that pushed for progressive measures to heal the nation through agriculture, education, equality, and social interaction as the United States saw growing tension between western rural farmers and eastern urban industrialists. The Grange—more formally known as the Patrons of Husbandry—was founded by Minnesota Farmer, Oliver H. Kelley in 1867 and the rural movement took off here in his home state, eventually reaching a membership of over one million men and women across the country. Find out more about this intriguing history and learn how the Grange has played a role in your life today!

June 10, 2023

Hicktown Mafia concert in Sunburg

The Sunburg Fire Department is excited to host Hicktown Mafia on Saturday, June 10 as a fundraiser concert for equipment and training. The street dance, hosted at the fire hall in Sunburg, runs from 8 p.m. to midnight with $10 gate admission (age 21 and over). Also on site will be the Sluka Concessions food truck and a full beer garden by Brinks 104 Club. To start the evening, fire department water ball fights will start at 5 p.m. Everyone invited! Come out and have a great time in Sunburg.

June 12, 2023

Brooten City Council meeting

The Brooten City Council will meet in regular session on Monday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at the city hall meeting chambers in downtown Brooten. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting's agenda will be posted at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper editor's blog on the weekend prior to the meeting; you can see that by clicking here:

June 13, 2023

Elrosa city council meeting

The Elrosa city council will meet on Tuesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at Elrosa's city hall for their regular monthly meeting.

June 14, 2023

Sedan city council meeting

The Sedan city council will meet in regular session on Wednesday, June 14 at 6 p.m., open to the public at the Sedan City Hall.

June 20, 2023

Belgrade city council meeting

The Belgrade city council will meet in regular session on Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. You can preview the council's meeting agenda at the Bonanza Valley Voice publisher's blog during the weekend prior to the meeting at

June 20, 2023

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school board meeting is on a Tuesday in June

The B-B-E school board will meet in regular session on Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at the B-B-E high school media center in Belgrade.

June 21, 2023

Ecumenical Gathering set for June 21 at Grace Lutheran Church in Belgrade

The annual area ecumenical gathering will be held Wednesday evening, June 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Belgrade. Members of Grace Lutheran will serve as hosts for the gathering with members of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Elrosa helping to provide and serve refreshments following the service. Deb Hadley from the Alexandria area will be the featured speakers. She is a Minnesota-based inspirational speaker and Christian author who helps others find God. Deb shares with you her journey of losing two children and how she is able to handle these tragedies with grace and humility and bring good from her hardships. She will make you cry, laugh and give you hope for an amazing future. Every student, teacher and parent should hear a Deb Hadley presentation. Her message will move you and will make a powerful long-lasting impact on your life. Many of you in the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school district will remember a teacher who was here a few years ago, Greg Hadley, and his wife, Denise. A bonus to the evening will be the opportunity to visit with Denise, who travels with Deb. All are welcome to this special evening and we sincerely hope you do not miss this wonderful opportunity. If you have questions, you may call Joanne Reed at (320) 808-4894; Sue Jensen (320) 248-0067 or Darlene Barchenger (320) 219-8822.

June 25, 2023

ACC Area Catholic Churches Parishes on the Prairie Picnic

Parishes on the Prairie, with Catholic churches from Sauk Centre, West Union, Belgrade, Brooten and Elrosa, invite everyone from all walks of life to their summer picnic on Sunday, June 25 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic church in Elrosa from 5 to 9 p.m.

June 29, 2023

Belgrade EDA Free Concert in the Park

The Belgrade Economic Development Authority (EDA) invites everyone to their first free concert in the park this summer on Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. The band performing live that night at the Belgrade city park (South Highway 71) will be the Island Time Steel Drum Band. You can see more on the band at their website: Also, the B-B-E Just For Kix dance team will be selling food during the concert to raise funds for team members who will perform at the ReliaQuest Bowl on January 1, 2024.

September 9, 2023

2nd annual Monson Lake Opry Festival

The Monson Lake Opry Festival is set for Saturday, September 9! The lineup of bands include Mark Chestnutt, Confederate Railroad, Mo Pitney and Kentucky Thunder. The Monson Lake Opry barn address is 225 170th Avenue N.E., Sunburg, MN 56289. Camping areas are available. Look for more coverage of this exciting event in the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper during the weeks leading up to that day.

Thank you for your interest in the events taking place across the Bonanza Valley of central Minnesota!


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