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WLA Features: Sibley State Park

By Bailey Hovland State parks are some of Minnesota’s greatest resources. They preserve the land of those who came before us, give everyone an opportunity to experience the great outdoors, and support the biodiversity unique to Minnesota. And in the Willmar Lakes Area, Sibley State Park is our local...

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WLA Features: Downtown Willmar

By Bailey Hovland Born and raised in Willmar, a number of places around the area hold fond memories of mine. I remember the days spent at my grandparent’s cabin, splashing around in the clear water of George Lake. I remember walking to Lulu Beans for blended coffee drinks after...

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Current Dining Options in the Willmar Lakes Area

In need of a delicious lunch or supper, but not sure where to go now that the Governor has enforced a Stay Safe MN plan and put limitations on our restaurants, bars and coffee shops? We’re here to help! The Willmar Lakes Area is home to a wide variety...

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Cultural Cuisine in the Willmar Lakes Area

By Bailey Hovland Walking through the streets of downtown Willmar, you can get a sense of the diverse community living in the Willmar Lakes Area. Signs display English, Spanish, and Somali, ensuring that all people feel welcome and represented. And with such great cultural diversity, the Willmar Lakes Area...

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Delicious Dishes in the Area

By Bailey Hovland For the past 22 years, I’ve been a local connoisseur in the cuisine of the Willmar Lakes Area. And I was recently tasked with selecting delicious dishes from the area; a job that I did not take lightly. There are so many local restaurants to choose...

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Mom’s Weekend Getaway

By Bailey Hovland Cabin fever has been hitting us HARD with temperatures constantly hovering far below zero. Thanks to a few days off of school for the kiddos (along with the mess and noise that comes along with having the kids home all day) moms everywhere are in desperate...

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Local Dining Options in the Willmar Lakes Area

It is approaching lunchtime and I ponder…what to have for lunch today?  I realize there are so many great options to choose from in the Willmar Lakes Area. Some of our favorite local restaurants include: O’Neil’s in Spicer - this is one of my favorite places to go! They have...

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