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Where the Fishing Begins (West Central Tribune Article)

Where the Fishing Begins 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 Department of Natural Resources May 06,...

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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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A Spring Getaway the Whole Family Will Enjoy

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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Experience Spring Break in the Willmar Lakes Area

I think we can all agree that life can be unpredictable these days so it's nice to have something to count on. Every year we all look forward to those days off at the beginning of each spring. Some people take it as a restful break from the...

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Presidents' Day Weekend Activities in the Willmar Lakes Area

If you happen to have President's Day (Monday, February 21) off along with your kids, take advantage and plan a long weekend in the Willmar Lakes Area! We are experts in family fun! Break out of that dreadful cabin fever as you go on one of the many outdoor...

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So Much to Enjoy During the 2022 Spicer WinterFest

From the middle of January through the first week of February, the town that is “nicer” will host their annual WinterFest celebration. Spicer, home to 1,200 smiling residents, is continuing a tradition that fosters community and celebrates the unique town at the edge of Green Lake. And although...

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