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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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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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Willmar Lakes Area Winter Wonderland

Bailey Hovland I may be biased, but there is nothing like winter in Minnesota. Sure, the temperature often drops below zero degrees and sometimes the roads are slick with glare ice, but there is absolutely no place like Minnesota in the winter. The warmth of the people combined with...

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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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Winter Tournament = Family Vacation

By Bailey Hovland As snow coats the driveway and we go digging through the garage for shovels and salt, hockey gloves and ice skates are rediscovered in the search. Winter brings wrestling tournaments, basketball round robins, and ice-skating competitions to the Willmar Lakes Area, welcoming hundreds of families to...

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Small Business Saturday in the Willmar Lakes Area

By Bailey Hovland It’s Thursday morning, and you’re lounging in front of the T.V., watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Smells of savory turkey, bittersweet cranberries, and mouthwatering stuffing waft out of the kitchen, completing [caption id="attachment_11668" align="alignleft" width="300"] The New London Bakery's cookies are some of their most sought-after...

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