• 2019 Spicer Winterfest

    January 18, 2019

    By Bailey Hovland From early January through the first few weeks of February, the town that is “nicer” is hosting the 2019 Winterfest celebration. Spicer, home to 1,200 smiling residents, is continuing a tradition that

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  • Winter Tournament = Family Vacation

    December 31, 2018

    By Bailey Hovland As snow coats the driveway and we go digging through the garage for shovels and salt, hockey gloves and ice skates are rediscovered in the search. Winter brings wrestling tournaments, basketball round robins,

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  • NEW “Celebrate the Light of the World”

    December 5, 2018

    By Bailey Hovland Now that December has come, the Willmar Lakes Area has settled into a winter routine under a blanket of snow. Little ones bundle up to play in the snow after school, building snow forts out in their yards.

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  • Small Business Saturday in the Willmar Lakes Area

    November 21, 2018

    By Bailey Hovland It’s Thursday morning, and you’re lounging in front of the T.V., watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Smells of savory turkey, bittersweet cranberries, and mouthwatering stuffing waft out of

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  • 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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