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  • WLA Features: Spicer

    July 28, 2020

    By Bailey Hovland On a warm summer’s day, every Minnesotan knows that the best place to be is the lake. And in the Willmar Lakes Area, Green Lake functions as that hub for summer fun. Named for the jade tone of its water,

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  • WLA Features: Downtown New London

    July 20, 2020

    By Bailey Hovland The charm of small-town America is alluring. We see it romanticized on TV shows like Gilmore Girls and in almost every holiday Hallmark movie—the staple local restaurants and familiar faces everywhere

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  • Asking Brouwer Berries: How Long Does It Take To Grow Strawberries?

    July 14, 2020

    By Sarah Brouwer Did you get some strawberries this year from Brouwer Berries in Raymond?  We hope so! The season is so short, and we know it takes you some effort to get to our farm when the strawberries are ripe.  Many

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  • Bronze Friendly Business Award!

    July 9, 2020

    The Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has earned recognition as a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business from the League of American Bicyclists!  We’ve joined the movement of 1,416 local businesses, government

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  • Kandiyohi County Parks – Campgrounds to Fit Every Style and Need

    July 2, 2020

    By Laura Anfinson If you are looking for a camping experience that will leave you counting the days until you can return, look no further than the Kandiyohi County Parks in central Minnesota. Kandiyohi County has 5 County

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  • Outdoor Adventures in the Willmar Lakes Area

    June 14, 2020

    I sit at home on a windy Sunday afternoon, thinking about the week ahead.  I am craving the outdoors and some different activities for me and my husband to do.  We are pretty fortunate to live where we do, with so many

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  • #WillmarLakesArea30 – A 30-Day Photo Challenge

    May 28, 2020

    We are excited to announce our 30-day Willmar Lakes Area photo challenge starting June 1st! We have created a list of “photo prompts” or categories for each day of the month of the type of photos we want you to

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  • 12 Days of Giving

    April 26, 2020

    During these uncertain times, we want to continue to promote and support our local community.    We have purchased gift cards from our tourism partners – restaurants, breweries and attractions.  We will be giving

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  • Virtual Tours of Popular Willmar Lakes Area Attractions

    April 14, 2020

    Mount Tom at Sibley State Park We might not be able to go to our favorite Willmar Lakes Area attractions this spring, but we can still “virtually visit” them and learn about them. Check out our list of local attractions

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  • Virtual Happy Hour Ideas in the Willmar Lakes Area

    April 10, 2020

    During this Stay-at-Home order we may not be able to visit with our friends after work like we use to. BUT that doesn’t mean we should stop being active and social. We just need to find new ways to do that. Below I’ve

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