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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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Delicious Dishes in the Area

By Bailey Hovland It’s a new year, and thus time for a new take on delicious dishes in the Willmar Lakes Area. As mentioned in my previous “Delicious Dishes in the Area” blog, I’ve been a local connoisseur in the cuisine of the Willmar Lakes Area for two full...

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Celebrating Mother's Day

By Bailey Hovland Moms do not get enough credit. Whether they’re working moms who extend their 40-hour work week to help with late night math homework or stay-at-home mothers who dedicate a vast majority of their time to their kids (hello PTA meetings, baseball games, and field trip chaperoning),...

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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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Valentine’s Day in the Willmar Lakes Area

By Bailey Hovland With hearts littering the aisles of area grocery stores (in chocolate form), popping up on coffee shop menus, and showing up in advertisements on social media feeds, one thing could not be more clear: Valentine’s Day is almost here. And with all of these hearts comes...

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