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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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November in the Willmar Lakes Area

We've been fortunate this year that the warm weather of fall stuck with us longer than usual. But now that November has arrived, so have the colder temperatures. However, don't let the cooler weather damper your girl's weekend or a Thanksgiving getaway this month. There are plenty of...

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Girls Fall Getaway Weekend

Whew, you made it! Summer is over, and the kids are back in school; it’s time to start planning your girls getaway weekend. For the ladies that like to golf, the Willmar Lakes Area is a great option for a fun and fabulous golf getaway. Play a round at...

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5 Ways to Stay Cool this Summer!

Minnesota, known for being a colder state, sure doesn't get the respect it deserves for the heat it can bring in the summer months. When the temperature gets into the 90's and the humidity soars over 50 percent, you'll find yourself searching for a way to stay cool....

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Summer Camping in the Willmar Lakes Area

If you are looking for a camping experience that will leave you counting the days until you can return, look no further than the many beautiful campgrounds in the Willmar Lakes Area. Kandiyohi County has 5 County Parks that you can camp and recreate at. Each park has its...

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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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A Spring Getaway the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Are you finding that you have a few vacation days built up? Are the kids getting sick of hanging around the house? Now’s the perfect time to plan that spring getaway to the Willmar Lakes Area! Book a weekend or a week-long staycation and enjoy the warmer weather,...

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