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  • Celebrating Mother’s Day

    April 18, 2019

    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

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  • A Time for Celebration

    April 10, 2019

    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

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  • Developing Your Green Thumb in the Willmar Lakes Area

    April 1, 2019

    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

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  • Delicious Dishes in the Area

    March 19, 2019

    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.

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  • Mom’s Weekend Getaway

    January 31, 2019

    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

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  • 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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