• Glacial Lakes State Trail to be Reconstructed Between Willmar and Spicer

    May 22, 2017

    DNR Press Release: May 22, 2017 A 6-mile section of the Glacial Lakes State Trail will be closed as contractors work on improvements, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Trail users will see intermittent

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  • Willmar Lakes Area to Host 2018 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener

    May 15, 2017

    EXPLORE MINNESOTA – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State of Minnesota Media contact: Alyssa Hayes (Ebel), Explore Minnesota, (O) 651-757-1857, (C) 651-276-8738, alyssa.hayes@state.mn.us, Twitter: @ExploreMN_PR Willmar Lakes Area

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  • National Travel Tourism Week May 7-13, 2017

    May 8, 2017

    The Faces of Travel in Kandiyohi County, MN Many of us are likely familiar with the frequently touted (and research-proven) positive effects of travel on our work performance, relationships and personal well-being. But,

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  • Let’s Celebrate National Beer Day

    April 7, 2017

    Let’s Celebrate National Beer Day!  As President Franklin D. Roosevelt said “I think this would be a good time for a beer.” Don’t you? National Beer Day came about after FDR signed the Cullen-Harrison Act. The

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  • Bicycle Benefits Come to Willmar

    March 29, 2017

    Bicycle Benefits Come to Willmar The Willmar Bikes Group and the Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau have started the Bicycle Benefits program in Willmar. Participating businesses offer deals to bicyclists

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    Alley on Ash: Delicious Food & Bowling

    March 2, 2017

    If you’re visiting the Willmar Lakes Area and are looking for delicious food and a fun night out with your friends, head over to the town of New London! Alley on Ash is the town’s bowling alley and they are known

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  • Minnesota BEST Robotics Results

    October 29, 2016

    What a great weekend for Robotics fun in the Willmar Lakes Area! It has been so much fun watching the talented young students competing in the MN BEST Robotics Competition at New London-Spicer High School on October 28-29,

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  • Local Dining Options in the Willmar Lakes Area

    September 6, 2016

    It is approaching lunchtime and I ponder…what to have for lunch today?  I realize there are so many great options to choose from in the Willmar Lakes Area.  Some of our favorite local restaurants include: Johnny O’Neil’s

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  • Specialty Shopping in the Willmar Lakes Area

    August 3, 2016

    One of my favorite things to do is spend the day browsing at our local specialty and occasional shops. Recently, I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon in New London. This charming community is home to a wide variety

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  • Glacial Winery Summer Concert Series

    May 26, 2016

    One of our favorite things to do over the course of the summer is the Summer Concert Series at the Glacial Ridge Winery in Spicer.  Each Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, we sit back and relax with a glass of wine and listen

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