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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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The Walking Dead Freak Show

By Bailey Hovland [caption id="attachment_11492" align="alignleft" width="165"] These monsters may not be zombies, but they certainly are scary. I don't even want to know where those bloodstains came from.[/caption] It’s dark. You’re walking through the entrance to the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds, hairs tingling on the back of your neck at...

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2018 Kandiyohi County Fair

By Bailey Hovland I’ve been a community member of the Willmar Lakes Area for my whole life, and if there’s one single event that defines what it means to live here, it’s the Kandiyohi County Fair. Every year, the fairgrounds come to life in the beginning of August. Local...

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Sweet, Sweet Summertime in the Willmar Lakes Area

By Bailey Hovland Long, arduous winter? Check. Short-lived, unpredictable spring? Check. Sweet, sweet summertime arriving promptly? Yes, yes, and yes. This week’s thunderstorms, hair-frazzling humidity, and scorching temperatures have made it abundantly clear that summer is finally here to stay. And despite the ninety-degree heat radiating off the asphalt and...

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