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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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Shop Local

Now more than ever, we encourage you to support our small businesses. All of them have been affected in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic and need your help. One of the easiest, and most inexpensive, ways to help is to follow your favorite businesses on social media. ...

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Summer Squash and Sweet Corn

By Bailey Hovland Imagine this: you're sitting out at a cabin, the shade of an oak tree and the gentle Minnesota breeze keeping you cool on the hot, summer day. The kids are splashing around in the shallows of the lake, squealing as the cold water drips off their...

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The possibilities are endless on our 30 recreational lakes…boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, hydro biking, paddle boarding and so much more!

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Surrounded by beautiful lakes and scenery…who wouldn’t take a hike or a leisurely bike ride to enjoy the view? With miles of trials to choose from, you can always find new places to explore.

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