• 2018 Holidaze

    November 12, 2018

    By Bailey Hovland In the heart of downtown Willmar, crowds gather in the cold winter night. Their breath comes out in clouds, rising together to create a momentary haze over the icy streetlights. People stream in and out

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  • The Walking Dead Freak Show

    October 30, 2018

    By Bailey Hovland These monsters may not be zombies, but they certainly are scary. I don’t even want to know where those bloodstains came from. It’s dark. You’re walking through the entrance to the Kandiyohi County

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  • A Fall Date in the Willmar Lakes Area

    October 18, 2018

    By Bailey Hovland It’s Saturday morning. The weekend has officially begun. Sunshine streams through the thinning branches of trees, illuminating the brilliant gold, red, and orange leaves. You pour your-self a cup of coffee

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  • Fall Color Update: Willmar Lakes Area

    September 25, 2018

    Buttercup yellows surround Highway 23 outside of New London on a crisp fall day, signaling you to roll your windows down and turn up The Lumineeers as you drive down the highway. By Bailey Hovland Sailing down the sun-kissed

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  • Fallin’ for the Willmar Lakes Area Winery and Breweries

    September 17, 2018

    Bailey Hovland Sweater Weather + Fall Feels + _______ = Happiness. Any ideas on what’s missing from our equation? Sipping on a smooth brew from Foxhole Brewhouse under the warm lights and amongst friends? I can’t think

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  • Golfing for Everyone

    August 22, 2018

    By Bailey Hovland There are leagues and tournaments for all ages. Call the golf course you’re interested in or go to their website to see what they offer. Cutting through the early morning silence, lawn mowers roam

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  • 2018 Kandiyohi County Fair

    August 2, 2018

    By Bailey Hovland I’ve been a community member of the Willmar Lakes Area for my whole life, and if there’s one single event that defines what it means to live here, it’s the Kandiyohi County Fair. Every year, the fairgrounds

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  • Concerts in the Park

    July 13, 2018

    By Bailey Hovland Jutting into the waters of Willmar Lake is Robbins Island, a regional park in the Willmar Lakes Area that comes alive in the summer. The rolling hills are covered in plush grass, a disc golf course circles

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  • 10 Events You Can’t Miss This Summer

    July 6, 2018

    By Bailey Hovland One month of summer has come and gone, bringing us into July. July is the epitome of summer festivities. It’s when we celebrate the Fourth of July, commemorated by parades and fireworks and everything

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  • Cooling Off in the Willmar Lakes Area

    July 2, 2018

    By Bailey Hovland Living in the Midwest, it can be easy to forget the heat of a Minnesotan summer in the middle of a blizzard. And summer in Minnesota certainly feels nothing like the cold months of November, December, and

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