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Everyone Screams for Ice Cream!

One of the best ways to stay cool in the summer is to enjoy a delicious bowl or cone of ice cream! So we're here to share with you some of the best places to get a delicious frozen treat in the Willmar Lakes Area! The Deep Freeze Drive on...

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Where to Find Live Music in the Willmar Lakes Area

The Willmar Lakes Area has a tenacious music scene throughout the year, but during the summer months it's even more plentiful. Warm weather, refreshing beverages, great company, and live music. What a great way to enjoy a Minnesota summer! Stop by these locations this summer (or anytime throughout...

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5 Ways to Stay Cool this Summer!

Minnesota, known for being a colder state, sure doesn't get the respect it deserves for the heat it can bring in the summer months. When the temperature gets into the 90's and the humidity soars over 50 percent, you'll find yourself searching for a way to stay cool....

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Summer Camping in the Willmar Lakes Area

If you are looking for a camping experience that will leave you counting the days until you can return, look no further than the many beautiful campgrounds in the Willmar Lakes Area. Kandiyohi County has 5 County Parks that you can camp and recreate at. Each park has its...

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Where the Fishing Begins

Where the Fishing Begins - West Central Tribune Article Area fisheries supervisor Dave Coahran offers helpful information for anglers ready to try their luck on the fishing opener. Whether casting a line for walleye or sunfish, there are lots of opportunities in the area. By Dave Coahran, Spicer Area Fisheries, Minnesota...

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Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in the Willmar Lakes Area

“Reduce, reuse, recycle.” “Invest in a reusable water bottle.” "Make the transition to reusable grocery bags." "Pledge to stop using disposable straws." I'm sure we've all heard these phrases before and maybe even try to stick to them. But how often do we invest in learning about our environment, taking new steps...

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5 Ways to Enjoy Spring in the Willmar Lakes Area

Finally. It’s spring. The temperature is slowly, slowly, rising. Pastel colors are back in style, along with floral prints and perhaps even sandals. Geese are migrating north, preparing for the upcoming season in Minnesota. And since we have officially passed the first day of spring, it is time to...

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