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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: 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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Dad’s Getaway Weekend

By Bailey Hovland It’s not quite Father’s Day, but it has been a long winter and dads might deserve a weekend off. What, with the hours spent snow blowing the driveway, working through math homework, and tucking the kids in, a break could be just the thing they need....

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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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All Is Calm, All Is Bright – December in New London

By Amy Gronli The summer is gone, the harvest is done, and winter has come! While springs lift our spirits with birdsong and flowers, summers pulsate with wet and wild fun, and autumns invite us to leaf-peep and cheer on the home team, winters gift us with their own...

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Out on the Ice

By Bailey Hovland The land of 10,000 lakes is in hibernation, with snow forming drifts across the country roads and icicles forming on the eaves of houses. And although there’s plenty to do inside, whether you’re planning on staying in and cooking up a delicious pot of chili or...

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