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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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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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So Much to Enjoy During the 2022 Spicer WinterFest

From the middle of January through the first week of February, the town that is “nicer” will host their annual WinterFest celebration. Spicer, home to 1,200 smiling residents, is continuing a tradition that fosters community and celebrates the unique town at the edge of Green Lake. And although...

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Look Forward to Fall in the Willmar Lakes Area

As summer comes to a close, we turn our attention towards fall. Crisp cool nights by the campfire, beautiful views of the fall foliage, and amazing fall flavors (including all the pumpkin spice you could want). Enjoy these autumn experiences and more in the Willmar Lakes Area this...

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August – The Last Month of Summer

Well, did you fit it all in? Is your summer bucket list complete? No? Don’t worry, there’s still time to fill that bucket. Grab the Sand Bucket and head to Sibley State Park beach, New London Mill Pond swim beach, Robbins Island Regional Park in Willmar or one of the...

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