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Springtime Fun at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center

By Mari Klebe Spring is here to stay! There are so many sayings about spring… April showers bring May flowers… Spring comes in like a lion and out like a lamb (or vice versa) Spring is in the air… This is Minnesota, winter is always right around the corner but I’m going to assume...

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A Spring Getaway in the Willmar Lakes Area

Are you finding that you have a few vacation days built up? Are the kids getting sick of hanging around the house? Now's the perfect time to plan that spring getaway to the Willmar Lakes Area! Book a weekend or a week-long staycation and enjoy the warmer weather,...

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Where’s the Plan for Reopening Business?

We’re a year into the COVID-19 pandemic and there finally seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Minnesota’s COVID-19 cases are going down, vaccinations are going up and we’re on the path to protecting the state’s most vulnerable. As our situation improves we look...

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Ways to Warm Up in the Willmar Lakes Area

Has the cold weather of February frozen your inner child that says "winter is so much fun!"? Have you found yourself curling up on the couch with a blanket and binge watching Netflix? Then this blog is for you! I'm going to share with you some great ways to...

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Winter Fun in Willmar Lakes Area

Article from Minnesota Monthly From ice fishing and winter recreation to local boutiques and eateries, the Willmar Lakes Area has everything you need for a snowy getaway! As the temperatures drop in the Willmar Lakes Area, locals and visitors alike get excited to take advantage of the region’s incredible outdoor activities....

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Willmar Lakes Area 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

The Willmar Lakes Area 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway will start December 7, 2020 and run through December 18, 2020 on Facebook. Each day we will uncover the logo of the business we are supporting that day on the Willmar Lakes Area 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway graphic. Each...

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Holiday Shopping in the Willmar Lakes Area

The Willmar Lakes Area is a great place to shop no matter what time of year it is. But the holidays bring out the many amazingly bright and cheery displays in storefronts throughout the county. Let's start with the many boutiques and shops in the New London Area. Just...

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