By Bailey Hovland Moms do not get enough credit. Whether they’re working moms who extend their 40-hour work week to help with late night math homework or stay-at-home mothers who dedicate a vast majority of their time to
If you haven’t heard yet, Sibley State Park was the second most attended attraction in the Central Region of Minnesota for 2017 with an attendance of 258,226 people. This very popular destination in the Willmar Lakes Area
By Bailey Hovland Spring has finally sprung in the Willmar Lakes Area. And although we Minnesotans appreciate winter for all it has to offer (ice hockey, sledding, ice fishing, snowmobiling, etc.), it’s time to say goodbye
By Bailey Hovland For the past 22 years, I’ve been a local connoisseur in the cuisine of the Willmar Lakes Area. And I was recently tasked with selecting delicious dishes from the area; a job that I did not take lightly.
By Bailey Hovland Cabin fever has been hitting us HARD with temperatures constantly hovering far below zero. Thanks to a few days off of school for the kiddos (along with the mess and noise that comes along with having the
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
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,
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.
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
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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