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Make the Most of Your "Celebrate the Light of the World" Visit

Does one of your holiday traditions include checking out the holiday lights in the neighborhood? Why not expand on that and plan a trip to see the “Celebrate the Light of the World” Christmas light display in the Willmar Lakes Area? This free event is so popular that...

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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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10 Events You Can’t Miss This Summer

By Bailey Hovland One month of summer has come and gone, bringing us into July. July is the epitome of summer festivities. It’s when we celebrate the Fourth of July, commemorated by parades and fireworks and everything decorated in red, white, and blue. Swimsuits are the weekend outfit of choice,...

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Willmar Lakes Area to Host 2018 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener

EXPLORE MINNESOTA – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State of Minnesota Media contact: Alyssa Hayes (Ebel), Explore Minnesota, (O) 651-757-1857, (C) 651-276-8738, alyssa.hayes@state.mn.us, Twitter: @ExploreMN_PR Willmar Lakes Area to Host 2018 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 13, 2017) —Next year's Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener will be held May 10-13 in Spicer...

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