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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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