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12 Must See Summer Attractions

The Willmar Lakes Area is a land full of diverse culture, outdoor adventures, family fun, history, boutique shopping, unique restaurants and so much more. With so many amazing opportunities, how do you know what to see while you’re here? Well, that’s what we’re here for! At the Willmar...

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Events and Festivals for the Month of July

Plan a summer getaway to the Willmar Lakes Area around one of these events and festivals coming up. Pack your bag and get ready for a weekend of fun! Here are some of the events we'd like to highlight this month: July 1 - Prinsburg's 4th of July Celebration Join the...

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June Events Not to Miss

To many, the start of June means the start of summer in Minnesota. The kids get out of school, local pools and splash pads open up, community festivals kick into gear and summer baseball returns! So whether Mother Nature decides to go along with it or not, summer...

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April Events to Put on Your Calendar

Last month we talked about the unpredictable weather that the month of March can bring. Do you think April will be any calmer? We sure hope so! But just in case Mother Nature decides to delay spring further and another “weather event” happens, we'll make sure to update our...

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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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WLA Features: Spicer

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, Green Lake was once known as...

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Finding Fish and Making Memories in Kandiyohi County

By Nancy Larson Over the past several months I spent some time on lakes in Kandiyohi County to observe the type of experiences local anglers are creating during Minnesota winters. The fraternity of anglers are the first to share that each month (January – March) offers a unique opportunity...

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